Where to stay around Shropshire?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 616 holiday lettings near Shropshire. From 470 cottages to 44 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Shropshire 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:

  • Ludlow: 459 holiday homes
  • Shrewsbury: 197 holiday homes
  • Shrewsbury: 195 holiday homes
  • Church Stretton: 215 holiday homes
  • Bridgnorth: 435 holiday homes

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

  • Ludlow: 459 holiday lettings
  • Shrewsbury: 197 holiday lettings
  • Church Stretton: 215 holiday lettings
  • Bridgnorth: 435 holiday lettings
  • Telford: 292 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Shropshire?

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

  • Ludlow Castle: 683 holiday rentals
  • Highley Station Visitor Centre: 477 holiday rentals
  • Shrewsbury Castle: 480 holiday rentals
  • Shrewsbury Abbey: 488 holiday rentals
  • Titterstone Clee Hill: 637 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 accommodations.

Make a holiday rental cottage or property in Shropshire your home away from home

The county of Shropshire marks much of the boundary between England and Wales, containing both the ancient market towns of rural England and some of the dramatic hill scenery associated with eastern Wales. There is a Shropshire holiday to suit all tastes and pockets, from taking a cosy Shropshire cottage to explore the wealth of country walking opportunities to renting a luxurious property to play a selection of Shropshire golf courses or investigate the famous attractions which adorn the region.

Things to do on holiday in Shropshire

There is a disproportionately large number of important historical monuments throughout Shropshire which warrant visiting whilst on a Shropshire holiday. Along the river valleys and escarpments which scar the landscape sturdy castles, picturesque churches ancient hill forts draw visitors from many miles, but there are a few sites which simply cannot be missed. Shropshire’s most famous monument, The Iron Bridge in Ironbridge is a delightful sight although you do not have to dedicate too much time to your visit! Snailbeach Mine, Wenlock Priory, Wroxeter Roman City, Ludlow Castle, Buildwas Abbey and Offer’s Dyke are just a selection of the magnificent attractions you can visit from a self catering Shropshire cottage.

There is no end of terrain for walking, cycling, riding and hiking in Shropshire. The Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve, Carding Mill Valley and Nescliffe Country Park offer some of the finest scenery, but there are endless options on and around the Wrekin too. Almost the best thing about walking holidays in Shropshire is the abundance of homely Shropshire public houses in which you can have a refreshing pint, some heart food and relax in front of an open wood fire. There is a great range of golf courses in Shropshire too, from the undulating courses of the Welsh Boarderland to the flat, open courses of eastern Shropshire.

The waterways of Shropshire offer plenty of entertainment options too. There are many stretches of river ideal for canoeing, sailing and rowing, giving you a new viewpoint of Shropshire, getting you close to nature and even closer to a state of pure relaxation! River fishing is also particularly good in Shropshire. For those with a need for adrenaline, there are plenty of opportunities to go mountain boarding, paragliding, rock climbing or even bungee jumping from a Shropshire property.

Places to visit on holiday in Shropshire

The towns of Shropshire hide many fine gems too. Shopping in Shrewsbury regularly excites visitors, whilst the annual Ludlow Arts Festival which is held in the spectacular Ludlow Castle attracts tourists in their droves. Many of the finest restaurants in Shropshire are found in the small towns of Much Wenlock, Telford and Wen, all of which have an undeniable charm.

Weather in Shropshire

Although the lowest temperature ever recorded in Britain (-26°C) was recorded in Newport, Shropshire is actually one of the mildest places in England. Average temperatures in summer remain around 17°C from the end of June until the end of October. Winters are much colder, and the wind in the hills can be biting, so if you are visiting a Shropshire holiday property in winter, it is advisable to pack a good jacket.

Travel to Shropshire

Shropshire’s central position in the UK makes it relatively easy to reach from anywhere in Great Britain. Although there are no major airports in Shropshire, the county is easily reached by road or rail from all directions.

Going outdoors in Shropshire

If you're heading to this corner of England in search of a rustic Shropshire holiday let that'll have you walking empty trails and exploring green valleys, you're in luck. The region is home to the stunning Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A web of rambling routes crosses the whole reserve, peaking with the 1,500-foot-high tops of Caer Caradoc on the Welsh border, and leaving behind pretty Church Stretton for the plunging waterfalls of the Carding Mill Valley. More adventurous types might want to hop from rental to rental, as they conquer the Shropshire Way, passing primeval woodlands, soaring castles and the fast-flowing River Severn.

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)