Shropshire is a peaceful but beautiful part of the UK. It is deceptive in its tranquil aspect and within that calm exterior, home to a wealth of attractions for visitors and tourists. Finding the best places to stay in Shropshire In the West Midlands of England, this lovely county borders Wales, Cheshire and Staffordshire. Historic houses and castles with beautiful gardens, the famous Ironbridge, museums and family entertainment abound, while traditional market towns include foodie Ludlow and the county town of Shrewsbury - the birthplace of Charles Darwin and highly recognisable by its medieval black and white buildings. The River Severn meanders through, a distinct icon on the landscape, while the Shropshire Hills and and Llangollen Canals provide walking idylls for walkers and travellers with their dogs, as well as those looking to discover the area's abundant wildlife. For those looking for an active holiday, Shropshire is home to a number of championship golf courses, it is a haven for cyclists with off road routes including the 72 mile Jack Mytton Way, and there are many game fisheries offering brown and rainbow trout and carp, not to mention the miles of canals, several meres and the Rivers Severn, Perry, Tern and Teme. Shropshire is also a centre of British history. It is home to a number of architecturally inspiring Abbeys, but they also hold insights into part of the country's heritage. For example, Lilleshall Abbey is a 12th century medieval monastery, and Shrewsbury Abbey inspired The Chronicles, written by Ellis Peters. Of course, amongst all of the entertainment, it must not be forgotten that Shropshire offers spectacular hospitality. Local food from markets and artisanal bakeries is readily available in hotels that pride themselves on a homely welcome, and the likes of The Castle Hotel, which are teeming with character, embody the best of all elements - history, beauty, excellent food and charming customer service.