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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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Shropshire, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,354 vacation rentals around Shropshire. From 1,011 cottage rentals to 1,011 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Shropshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Shropshire. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Shrewsbury: 219 vacation rentals
  • Ludlow: 458 vacation rentals
  • Church Stretton: 441 vacation rentals
  • Oswestry: 220 vacation rentals
  • Craven Arms: 653 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Shropshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Shropshire?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Shropshire:

  • Shrewsbury: 219 rentals
  • Ludlow: 458 rentals
  • Church Stretton: 441 rentals
  • Oswestry: 220 rentals
  • Craven Arms: 653 rentals

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

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

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Shropshire. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Whitchurch Station (Shropshire): 503 rentals
  • Highley Station Visitor Centre: 641 rentals
  • Park Hall The Countryside Experience: 564 rentals
  • Shrewsbury Castle: 539 rentals
  • Church Stretton Station: 669 rentals

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