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Shropshire tops TripAdvisor poll for most affordable destination in UK

29th May 2014


Shropshire is the spot for self-catering holidaymakers wanting to watch their spending this summer, according to a new TripAdvisor survey.

PEEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY!

29th May 2014


Railway enthusiasts and visitors alike will be given a unique opportunity to 'Peep Behind the Scenes' and experience what goes into the running of a heritage railway during a special day at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR).

Busy month ahead at Cosford

28th May 2014


Staff at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for the busy month ahead which will see five big events take place throughout June.

Meet the horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Father's Day

27th May 2014


Discover more about the working horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge on Father's Day, Sunday 15th June 2014.

Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival taking place on 19th - 20th July

27th May 2014


The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th July 2014 outdoors on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

Celebrate Shrewsbury's Manufacturing Heritage in Shrewsbury's New Museum & Art Gallery

21st May 2014


Items 'Made in Shrewsbury' over the last 100 years are going on display in Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery later this week.

Family Fun at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery This Bank Holiday Weekend

21st May 2014


There's so much to enjoy at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this coming Bank Holiday Weekend and beyond.

Women in aviation half term at Cosford

21st May 2014


This May half term the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be celebrating the achievements made by women in aviation. From Monday 26th to Friday 30th May there will be a free trail for children to take part in, based around the pioneering women that have helped shape aviation history. Open 10am - 4pm, FREE entry.

May Music, Fun and Games at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

20th May 2014


It will be fun at the Farm over the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend. As well as Acton Scott Farm's gorgeous collection of baby animals, there will be the Wheelwright demonstrating his skills and Jean Atkin, Poet in Residence, encouraging you to demonstrate your literary ability at writing a Farm Poem.

Put the fun into gardening with Dudmaston's Spring Gardening Fair

20th May 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be hosting their inaugural Spring Gardening fair this weekend, whilst also supporting the work of the National Gardens Scheme.

Last minute Midsummer Cycling Holidays

16th May 2014


10% discount on Wye Valley Cycling and Canoeing holiday with Wheely Wonderful Cycling

The Sky's the Limit at Apley Farm Shop

13th May 2014


Helicopter charter company Helitrip has partnered with Apley Farm Shop to provide a range of pleasure flights across Shropshire. The first flights will take place Father’s Day, Sunday 15th June 2014.

Countdown begins for Cosford sci-fi weekend

8th May 2014


With just over a week to go until the Cosford Flights of Fantasy weekend, final preparations are now well underway.

New Cycling Challenge short break holidays for 2014

6th May 2014


Specialist Cycle tour company Wheely Wonderful Cycling has introduced three new Cycling Short Break challenges this season, in Shropshire, Wales and the Wye Valley - featuring rides of about 50 miles per day, with luggage moved and great places to stay each night.

An Evening of Poetry at the Dorothy Clive Garden

6th May 2014


Local poet and creative writing lecturer, James Sheard, will be reciting his newly published work 'Facing the Garden' - a booklet of poetry produced for, and about, the Dorothy Clive Garden, during his year as Poet-In-Residence. The event is on Monday 12th May 2014 from 6.15pm at the Dorothy Clive Garden.

Bring in the May at Dudmaston

30th April 2014


Dudmaston Estate will be celebrating the beginning of Summer in a very traditional way on Monday, 5 May 2014.

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day at the Dorothy Clive Garden

28th April 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a guided Dawn Chorus Walk with RSPB bird song expert, followed by breakfast, on Monday 5th May 2014 to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day.

Woodland Spring Walk

28th April 2014


Mucklestone Nurseries & Business Centre, a specialist plant nursery with an adjoining business centre, owned by William & Louise Friend, is hosting a local walk in ancient woodland as part of their annual 'Woodland Spring Walk' for the local community on Sunday 4th May 2014 from 1pm omwards.

Gardening Club or Plant Seller? Join us as our Spring Gardening Fair

22nd April 2014


Are you a plants man, gardening club or gardening specialist? If so the National Trust's Dudmaston Estate would like to hear from you. The property are holding their inaugural Spring Gardening Fair during 24-26 May and are offering people the opportunity to get involved with the event as stallholders over the 3 days.

Does Your Family Have What it Takes to Survive?

16th April 2014


The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is launching a new site in Shropshire this weekend April 19th-20th 2014 with its popular 24 Hour Family Course.

Welshampton Plant Fair

16th April 2014


Unique chance to buy rare specimen plants at Shropshire village fair

Eat cake and drink coffee to beat MS!

11th April 2014


Cake Break is a scrumptious way to fundraise for people affected by MS across the UK and The Old Rectory Hotel in Wem are proud to say that this will be their 9thyear running in taking part!

Cadbury's Easter fun at Dudmaston

8th April 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be hosting a number of children's activity days over the 2014 Easter holiday period sponsored by Cadburys.

Poignant 'Battle of Somme' artwork unveiled at Dudmaston Hall

8th April 2014


Poignant artwork recreating the horror of the First World War trenches has gone on display for the last time at Dudmaston Hall.

Be a Nature Detective this Easter at the Dorothy Clive Garden

7th April 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a series of educational activities for children during this Easter holidays.

Easter espionage fun for young detectives

3rd April 2014


FREE Easter Trail 14th to 25th April 2014. For those seeking an alternative Easter experience, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is just the place.

Exhibitors sign up for Cosford Food Festival

3rd April 2014


This summer, food lovers from across the Midlands will get the chance to sample some of the region's best cooked dishes and tastiest treats, as the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford holds its annual food festival: 26th - 27th July 2014, 10.00am to 5.00pm

Old Downton Lodge Open Day

2nd April 2014


Old Downton Lodge near Ludlow are opening their doors to the public on Sunday 13th April 2014, from 12-5pm, to raise funds for Wigmore School,with nature walks and cream teas served in the stunning court yard garden.

Get on your bike at Dudmaston!

1st April 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate has been working in conjunction with Bridgnorth Cycling Club to create a mapped mountain bike route through the woodland of Comer Wood.

Take Mum to Dudmaston for art, flowers, heritage and more

25th March 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate are looking forward to welcoming some very special Mums this Sunday 30th March 2014, as they celebrate Mothering Sunday at the property.

THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN MAKES AN APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE OFFICE AND GARDEN

24th March 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden - a 12 acre independent charitable garden trust - is making an urgent appeal for volunteers to help in the office and garden.

Young Shropshire Chef to Appear on TV's Great British Menu

19th March 2014


Jason Hodnett, from The Raven in Much Wenlock, will feature during the week beginning April 7th 2014.

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea on Mother's Day at the Dorothy Clive Garden

19th March 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden - a 12 acre charitable garden trust - is to host a special Afternoon Tea for Mothering Sunday on Sunday 30th March 2014 from 12noon until 4pm.

Duke of Gloucester Visits Fordhall Organic Farm

13th March 2014


The Duke of Gloucester paid a flying visit to Shropshire yesterday where he visited Fordhall Organic Farm as part of his visit.

Get outdoors and don’t forget your 50 things!

12th March 2014


The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be opening for their 2014 season on 16 March and are reminding families that it’s not too late for them to get out with the children and challenge themselves to complete their list of 50 things, which they may have began last year.

Sylvia Anderson headlines at sci-fi weekend

11th March 2014


Cosford Flights of Fantasy - 17th & 18th May FREE entry

Archaeology at Apley Uncovered

11th March 2014


Lord & Lady Halimton have recently discovered that Apley Holiday Cottages, in the heart of the Apley Park estate are surrounded by 18th century ironworks, furnaces & forges.

FAMILY FAVOURITES ARE STAR ATTRACTION AT FAMILY FUN WEEKEND

10th March 2014


Children’s favourites Peppa Pig and George will be the star attractions alongside awe-inspiring steam engines and exciting family activities during this year’s Family Fun Weekend at the Severn Valley Railway.

Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery set to open its doors following ground-breaking restoration

7th March 2014


Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery at The Music Hall will open its doors on Tuesday 1 April 2014, giving people the chance to see this new showcase of Shropshire's treasures - and the newly-renovated buildings - for the first time.

SVR Spring Steam Gala goes authentically Great Western

5th March 2014


Around 3000 Railway enthusiasts from across the country are expected to flock to the Severn Valley Railway next month for its annual Spring Steam Gala.

Art, Exhibitions, but most of all a family home

4th March 2014


The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be opening for their 2014 season on 16 March which will see the property begin to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War with a focus on the family’s involvement.

Vote Martin Wood Your Tourism Superstar

3rd March 2014


The time has come to vote for Martin Wood, Shrewsbury's larger than life Town Crier, to be your 'Tourism Superstar 2014'.

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host a Bee Keeping talk on Saturday 1st March 2014 from 11.00 am to 12.30pm

19th February 2014


The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a Bee Keeping talk on Saturday 1st 2014 at 11.00am to 12.30pm in the Garden Pavilion led by gardener and budding bee keeper, Zdenek Valkoun-Walker.

30% off the very best menus in the County

18th February 2014


Buy your copy of the Shropshire Star today (18th Feb 2014) for your exclusive reader offer voucher

Shrewsbury Town Crier Rings the Bell for Shrewsbury in London

17th February 2014


Martin Wood, Shrewsbury's larger than life town crier, was filmed in London on Friday (14/02/14), as he prepares to go head to head against nine other shortlisted nominees from around the country for the title of Tourism Superstar 2014.

Unique Mustang model now on display

13th February 2014


Now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is a 1:5 scale scratch built North American P-51D Mustang. This unique model took almost ten years to build and was kindly donated to the Museum in autumn last year. This remarkable Mustang model now forms a centre piece display in the Museum's Visitor Centre where visitors can view all its intricate details up close.

Snowdrop Walks at Dudmaston - please take care and be prepared

12th February 2014


A local National Trust property, Dudmaston Estate are urging visitors to be prepared for the recent weather conditions when they visit for the Snowdrop Walks during 15, 16, 22 and 23 February 2014.

'Open Cockpits' tickets on sale 24th February

10th February 2014


Tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 10th May 2014, will go on sale from Monday 24th February through the Royal Air Force Museum's website.

NEW Shropshire Hills Art Week - Artists Wanted

6th February 2014


Artists joining together to promote the creative arts and the beauty of the local landscape

Apley Estates Multi-Terrain Run, Sunday 16 February 2014

5th February 2014


The Apley Estate's Multi-Terrain Run on Sunday 16 February 2014 looks as if it’s going to be as popular as in the previous two years. Organised by the Black Country Triathletes, the race attracted 350 runners last year, raising £1300 for Stockton Church & £1300 for St Milburga’s Church in Beckbury.
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