Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Shropshire

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Shropshire. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the restaurants, shopping and bars. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, 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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Shropshire

Fly into Birmingham (BHX), the closest airport, located 43.3 mi (69.6 km) from the city centre. 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 travelling by train, Shrewsbury Station, Church Stretton Station and Telford Wellington Shropshire Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Shropshire?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,519 holiday rentals near Shropshire. From 801 Cottages to 801 Bungalows, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Shropshire for a long holiday or a weekend break 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: 250 holiday rentals
  • Ludlow: 533 holiday rentals
  • Church Stretton: 488 holiday rentals
  • Oswestry: 251 holiday rentals
  • Whitchurch: 264 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Shropshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Shrewsbury: 250 holiday homes
  • Ludlow: 533 holiday homes
  • Church Stretton: 488 holiday homes
  • Oswestry: 251 holiday homes
  • Whitchurch: 264 holiday homes

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Shropshire?

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

  • Hopton Heath Station: 769 holiday rentals
  • Broome Station: 795 holiday rentals
  • Shrewsbury Abbey: 622 holiday rentals
  • Shrewsbury Castle: 612 holiday rentals
  • Mortimer Forest: 761 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 homes.