Best Things To Do In Shropshire

Discover great things to do in Shropshire from award-winning attractions and eateries to places steeped in art, history, and culture.

11 Best Things To Do In Shropshire

The county of Shropshire is renowned for its culture, heritage and beauty and is an increasingly popular visitor destination in England. We’ve compiled some of the 11 best things to do in Shropshire so when you visit, make sure you have that bucket list at the ready.

If you are looking to take up a new, challenging but wonderful hobby and learn how to fly or if you are an experienced pilot looking for some more air time or even considering what to get your loved one for a gift they will never forget, then Midland Gliding Club is the place for you.

With year round operation, seven days a week from March to November, the team offer wave, thermal and ridge soaring for novice and expert flyers.

Enjoy and relax on a Sabrina Boat Tours, with their grand triple deck, modern boat situated on the River Severn in the wonderful town of Shrewsbury. The team are dedicated in providing one of the best river cruise experiences with breathtaking views of the river and surrounding countryside, and table service from their extensive bar.

Dive into the historic remains awaiting you at Wroxeter Roman City and discover urban-living 2,000 years ago in once, the fourth largest city in Roman Britain.

Wander the remains of the bathhouse and explore a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii.

Discover the daily lives of the people who lived here with the audio tour and through their objects – found on display in the museum.

Transform into your very own Katniss Everdean at Long Mynd Archers, an archery club based at Church Stretton, Shropshire.

Nestled in the outstanding beauty of the Shropshire Hills, the expert team specialise in target archery and cater for recurve, compound and longbows.

Offering coaching for all levels, both junior and senior, you will have a blast at Long Mynd Archers, where you’ll always be challenged to reach your fullest potential.

Shropshire Raft Tours will absolutely succeed in tickling your fancy with their extensive range of outdoor activities to enjoy including scenic riverboat trips, canoe/kayak hire, boat hire, mini-raft hire, mega SUP hire, regular and electric cycle hire all featured along the beautiful and iconic River Severn, Shropshire.

Make a day of it and enjoy being active in the wonderful countryside and experience epic views of The Iron Bridge.

Get ready for an exhilarating and heart pounding quad bike trek across picturesque and challenging routes. Set in the heart of the Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Shropshire countryside, Severn Valley Quad Trekking is nestled in rolling fields and woodland, ready and waiting for you to embark on one of the largest quad treks in the UK which will test your abilities on hilly terrain, muddy speed tracks and exciting woodland routes.

Suitable for all ages and levels, their expert team will tailor your experience to suit your expectations.

Theatre Severn is situated on Frankwell Quay, a stunning riverside location and one of the main gateways into Shrewsbury. Offering a plathora of entertainment from musicals, cinema, comedy shows and events, talks, dance concerts, music festivals, opera and so much more.

Enjoy the very best of British food and an extensive wine list in a relaxed, contemporary surroundings with vast panoramic views from the second floor of Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.

Experience first hand ‘life behind bars’ at Shrewsbury Prison! Now you can really experience the history of this building with jailhouse tours, offering authentic prison experience led by ex-prison officers with a wealth of experience and time ‘served’.

Visit Ludlow Castle, the finest of medieval ruined castles set in glorious Shropshire countryside, at the heart of this superb, bustling black & white market town. Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility – a glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval society.

With free entry to The Castle Gallery, gift shop and The Castle Café, you will be able to explore futher the wonders of Ludlow Castle, plus stay fuelled for the day with coffee and delicious cakes and pasteries.

Unleash your creativity and learn the ancient art of pottery with the team at Wenlock Pottery. All pottery lessons and courses are available for all levels wishing to extends their skills.

You will have the unique opportunity to learn about the history and craft of the potter and even throw a pot on the potters wheel. Have fun expressing yourself through your pottery designs and decoration.

Rewarding day making something from your bare hands, plus indulgent snacks to enjoy throughout your visit.

We feel it’s one of the best things to do in Shropshire.

Get competitive with friends and family with the award winning, fun-filled escape room experience with Xscape Now! Located in the lovely town of Telford, Shropshire, you can choose from six great escape room themes that will challenge you individually and as a group. Good luck!