Shropshire Off The Beaten Path

  • Acton Burnell Castle
    Acton Burnell Castle
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  • Acton Burnell Castle
    Acton Burnell Castle
    by Andrew_W_K
  • Cantlop Bridge
    Cantlop Bridge
    by Andrew_W_K

Shropshire Off The Beaten Path

  • Acton Burnell Castle

    I had to have a little smile to myself when I wrote this tip as you could argue that Shropshire itself is off the beaten track!Anyway this tip will take you to a beautiful, unspoiled Shropshire village and it's castle. If you are travelling from Shrewsbury south towards Much Wenlock then the village of Acton Burnell is about 6 miles from the main...

  • Lilleshall, Shropshire

    The Obilisk defines the centre of Lilleshall - a sleepy English village in the middle of Shropshire. Lilleshall is not well know - nor should it be - however it does have lovely views of Shropshire and beyond.The Obilisk was put up by the tenents of the First Duke of Sutherland in about 1833. It is written on the side of the Obilisk that the Duke...

  • Lilleshall Abbey 3

    Work soon commenced on building a new abbey in stone and the choir of the church, together with the east and south ranges, were completed first. Although the west end of the church was probably completed some 50 years later, the splendid Romanesque work of the earlier building was copied to give it a typically Norman appearance. But the decorative...

  • Lilleshall Abbey 2

    Arrouasian canons from the ancient minster of Dorchester-on-Thames first settled in this beautiful part of Shropshire in 1143. They moved to within a mile of the present site shortly afterwards, but in 1148 a new house was founded by Richard de Belmeis at Lilleshall Wood. Now absorbed into the Augustinian Order the monastery was known as Lilleshall...

  • Lilleshall Abbey 1

    Lilleshall Abbey was an Augustinian abbey of the 12th-13th centuries, which ended its life as a Royalist stronghold in the Civil War.

  • Caer Caradoc

    Go climb it! It's there so why not? It's 459m above sea level, there are the remains of an ancient celtic fort near the summit, not too far from Church Stretton and there are sheep .. what more could you ask for!


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