Welcome to the Shropshire Hills & Ludlow

And the market towns of Church Stretton, Bishops Castle, Craven Arms, Clun, Much Wenlock and Cleobury Mortimer.

The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a jewel in the crown of Shropshire's lovely countryside, and here traditional market towns sit comfortably among its rolling hills and valleys.

With an abundance of real food and real ales, entertaining festivals, independent shops and eateries and plenty of great walks, the Shropshire Hills are justifiably earning a growing reputation.

For the uninitiated it can be a case of 'where to start'? If food is your thing then Ludlow won't disappoint; as Shropshire's gastronomic capital the restaurants with Michelin Star are supported by the numerous delis, restaurants, cafes and food markets, all serving quality local food and not forgetting the famous Ludlow Food Festival.

Real ales fans gravitate towards Bishops Castle as the place to be seen and with several micro breweries, including the famous Three Tuns and more pubs than a town this size should really have, it's easy to see why.

Walkers will find that Church Stretton and Craven Arms provide a genuine welcome and an equally great springboard into the Shropshire Hills. Then there is Clun, immortalised by A.E. Housman in his Shropshire Lad and Cleobury Mortimer with its amazing twisted spire.

Visit Much Wenlock and the museum to learn about the town's history and sporting heritage, particularly the Olympic Games.

An explore through this website will give you the very best south Shropshire accommodation, hotels, self catering cottages, B&Bs and guest houses, events and festivals and plenty of entertaining things to do and see.

One thing is for sure about the Shropshire Hills - one visit will not be enough to take it all in!

Shropshire Hills views and landscapes The Wrekin Shropshire Hill