Published: 12.11.2019

Shropshire Hills AONB Holiday Guide

Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire HillsGreen and beautiful, the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an area renowned for its impressive green hilly scenery and opportunities for enjoying and exploring the great outdoors. 

Find Cottage Rentals in the Shropshire Hills

Renting a holiday cottage in the Shropshire Hills can be a great choice for those looking for an invigorating break exploring the best of the area or a tranquil take it easy rural retreat break.


What the Shropshire Hills AONB Offers for Cottage Breaks

Covering a landscape of hills, valleys, woodlands and farmlands, the Shropshire Hills are a diverse mainly upland landscape.  The majority of the land is farming land and the area is rich in wildlife and unspoilt natural beauty.

From North to South, the Shropshire Hills lie around 10 miles south of Shrewsbury and stretch down to around Ludlow.  From West to East, the Shropshire Hills AONB stretch from Anchor in the West to Ditton Priors in the East.  All in all, the Shropshire Hills cover an area of just over 300 square miles.

Pretty towns and villages within the Shropshire Hills include:

•    Bishop's Castle, this very pretty market town offers ample historic appeal as well as interesting shops, eateries and a setting in the beautiful Shropshire Hills.

•    Church Stretton, set in a valley in the Shropshire Hills, this historical market town boasts charming historical buildings as well as some stunning lush hillside scenery.

•    Knighton, surrounded by lush greenery, the welcoming town of Knighton enjoys a pleasant setting close to Offa's Dyke.


Top Places to Visit in the Shropshire Hills

•    Carding Mill Valley, a national trust protected area covering heathland and heather covered hills where you can soak up stunning views of the Shropshire Hills.

•    Offa's Dyke, one  of the UK's national trails, This path takes you along English/Wales border country and guides you to some stunning views of the Shropshire Hills.

•    River Clun, a picturesque river that flows by Clun Castle (the ruins of a Welsh border castle dating back to the 13th century).

•    Wenlock Edge, another National Trust protected site, is a narrow 18 mile long steep slope of limestone which includes a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Wherever you choose to explore in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we hope you find a great place to stay on Country Cottages Online.  From log cabins to country houses and farm-stay holiday houses, we feature a great choice of self-catering rentals in the Shropshire Hills and beyond.


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