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Top Choice Museum in Shropshire

Cosford Royal Air Force Museum

This famous aerospace museum 13 miles east of Ironbridge is run by the Royal Air Force, whose pilots steered many of these winged wonders across the skies. Among the 70 aircraft displayed are the Vulcan bomber (whic…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Ludlow

Ludlow Food Centre

More than 80% of the cheeses, meats, breads, fruit and vegetables are sourced from the surrounding region and tantalisingly displayed at this enormous farm shop stocking over 4000 products in all. Watch through view…
Top Choice Winery in Bishop's Castle

Kerry Vale Vineyard

More than 6000 vines are now planted over 6 acres of the former Pentreheyling Roman Fort, where pottery and metalwork have been uncovered and are displayed at the winery shop. Tours range from a 90-minute guided wal…
Top Choice Bridge in Ironbridge Gorge

Iron Bridge

The flamboyant, arching and gravel-strewn Iron Bridge, which gives the area its name, was built to flaunt the new technology invented by the pioneering Darby family. At the time of its construction in 1779, nobody c…
Top Choice Modern British in Shrewsbury

Golden Cross

Overwhelmingly romantic, this candlelit inn dating from 1428 has an impeccably executed menu spanning mains such as roast pumpkin and chestnut gnocchi or garlic- and rosemary-marinated lamb with creamed leek to lush…
Top Choice Museum in Ironbridge Gorge

Museum of the Gorge

An ideal place to kick off your Ironbridge Gorge visit is the Museum of the Gorge. Occupying a Gothic riverside warehouse, it offers an overview of the World Heritage Site using film, photos and exhibits, including …
Cafe in Ludlow

Ludlow Kitchen

Produce from the Ludlow Food Centre artisanal farm shop is served at this sunlit cafe 4 miles northwest of Ludlow off Bromfield Rd (the A49). Fantastic breakfasts (homemade toasted muesli; full English fry-ups with …
Cafe in Ludlow

Green Cafe

The Slow Food–accredited Green Cafe takes full advantage of its riverside position overlooking the weir with 25 al fresco seats (plus another 30 inside). Outstanding food spans warm salt brisket-beef baps (soft brea…
Pub Food in Church Stretton & Around

Bridges

Some 5 miles northeast of Church Stretton, at the base of Long Mynd by the river, this is one of those secret country pubs revered for its live music, riverside terrace, relaxed accommodation (dorm/double from £27/5…
Pub in Shrewsbury

Henry Tudor House

Tucked off Wyle Cop, this seriously overhanging black-and-white beauty was built in the early 15th century and is where Henry VII stayed before the Battle of Bosworth. Today it melds old and new with a zinc bar, lig…