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Shropshire is a landlocked county that borders the country of Wales to the west. There are old town such as Shrewsbury and new towns like Telford, giving Shropshire a diverse feel. Running through the county is the longest river in England, the River Severn. The county also provides spectacular scenery in terms of hills, valleys, and woodlands. Having both English heritage sites and World Heritage sites, Shropshire provides plenty of interest to visitors. 

Shropshire - The Travelling Reader

Places to visit


Shrewsbury, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire Hills, Ludlow Castle, Dudmaston Hall.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Barbara Pym

Mirabel Osler

Ivan Jones

Ann Turball (many novels set here)

Kate Long

Ellis Peters

Mary Webb

Shropshire - The Travelling Reader


Our box included The Honey and the Sting by E. C. Freemantle.

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Included: book, tea, bookmark, meringues, honey, soaps, travel information, photos, personalised postcard.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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