One of the first designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Shropshire is the perfect destination for family escapes, big group getaways or romantic breaks for two. The county’s rolling hills, river valleys and idyllic country fields would look at home on a postcard.
Shropshire is the ideal combination of man-made heritage and beautiful natural
landscapes. Whether you’re travelling with the whole family or getting away with your closest friends, kate & tom’s can find your perfect luxury holiday cottage in Shropshire.
For many, the most stunning aspect of this county is the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This glorious piece of English countryside is a living, working area, with plenty of space for walking, cycling or just relaxing. Head on a hike up The Wrekin, where you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views of the surrounding country landscapes. Or, wander up Stiperstones, a distinctive hill formed from quartzite rock around 480 million years ago. If being surrounded by stunning nature is your thing, Shropshire won’t disappoint.
Children and adults alike will love The Quarry, a glorious park set on the riverfront. Spend time wandering through the greenery, make memories on the play area and pose for a photo or two on the bandstand. Interact with meerkats and farmyard favourites at at Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom or visit family-friendly Hawkstone Park Follies for networks of caves, breath-taking views and extraordinary monuments.
Shropshire is rich with history and culture and is widely regarded as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Transport yourself back to another era on a fun family day out at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Or visit the world’s first Iron Bridge, built back in
1779, now seen as an iconic tribute to Britain’s industrial past. Finish your tour of the industrial birthplace at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, offering educational exhibits on early industrial life, as well as recreated towns and old factory tours.
Not only is Shropshire steeped in industrial history, it is full of medieval English heritage for you to discover. Ludlow Castle, a restored Norman citadel form 1094, is an unmissable spot for history fanatics. Just next door from Ludlow Castle lies the striking 13th-century manor house, Stokesay Castle, complete with a chapel, gardens and moat walk, all accompanied by a free audio tour. Shrewsbury Castle offers a further look into English history, having stood since the 11th-century. The red sandstone castle is now a military museum, providing a close look at the history of Shropshire.
A stay in a kate & tom’s self-catering holiday cottage in Shropshire is the ideal way to truly experience everything that the county has to offer. Stock up the fridge and cupboards with the traditional foods of the county, from Shrewsbury cakes to Shropshire Soul Cakes.
Whether you’re escaping to the English countryside with a large group of your favourite friends or travelling with the family for a memorable party, kate & tom’s have the perfect rental for every occasion.
Experience the industrial era as you drive your own steam train, dine in style on the Severn Railway and take in the beauty of the Shropshire valleys. History fanatics, nature lovers or those looking for family fun can find everything they want in this fascinating and glorious county.
Picturesque cottages complete with hot tubs, large country manors with heated outdoor pools or romantic holiday homes with adjoining spas – kate & tom’s have it all with a range of big group accommodation. Get in touch with a member of our travel team on 01242 235151 to start planning your unforgettable getaway in Shropshire today.