Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Shropshire

The area's history and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Shropshire. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the restaurants, shopping and bars. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Shropshire

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Shropshire has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd (8 mi / 13 km)
  • Blists Hill (11 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Wonderland Telford (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Telford Ice Rink (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Astbury Golf Course (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Rays Farm Country Matters (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Shropshire

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Shropshire is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd (8 mi / 13 km)
  • Telford Town Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Titterstone Clee Hill (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Glansevern Hall Gardens (20.2 mi / 32.6 km)
  • Victoria Jubilee Park (22.5 mi / 36.2 km)
  • Himley Hall and Park (24.7 mi / 39.7 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Shropshire

Fly into Birmingham (BHX), the closest airport, located 43.3 mi (69.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon), which is 48.3 mi (77.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Shrewsbury Station, Church Stretton Station and Telford Wellington Shropshire Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Shropshire?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,464 holiday lettings near Shropshire. From 800 Cottages to 800 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Shropshire is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Shropshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Shropshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Shrewsbury Castle: 599 holiday homes
  • Bridgnorth: 167 holiday homes
  • Church Stretton: 482 holiday homes
  • Craven Arms: 738 holiday homes
  • Ludlow: 517 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Shropshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Shropshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Shropshire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Bridgnorth: 167 holiday lettings
  • Church Stretton: 482 holiday lettings
  • Craven Arms: 738 holiday lettings
  • Ludlow: 517 holiday lettings
  • Market Drayton: 215 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Shropshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Shropshire. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Shrewsbury Castle: 599 holiday rentals
  • Highley Station Visitor Centre: 662 holiday rentals
  • Woodseaves Miniature Railway: 364 holiday rentals
  • Rays Farm Country Matters: 627 holiday rentals
  • Greenhous Meadow: 606 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Shropshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.