Make The Most Of Our English Heritage Sites In Shropshire

English Heritage (officially the English Heritage Trust) is a charity that manages over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places. These include prehistoric sites, medieval castles, Roman forts and country houses.

Why not visit the world’s first Iron Bridge which was erected over the River Severn in Shropshire in 1779. This pioneering structure marked a turning point in English design and engineering; after it was built, cast iron came to be widely used in the construction of bridges, aqueducts and buildings.

Why not make a day of it and visit these three English Hertitage Sites in Shropshire? Not far from Iron Bridge and Wenlock Priory is Buildwas Abbey an impressive ruins of a Cistercian abbey, including its unusually unaltered 12th century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house, and recently re-opened crypt chapel.

Why not enjoy a picnic in the grounds of Lilleshall Abbey, there are plenty of peaceful spots to sit while admiring the elaborate stone carving.

Take a walk around the huge hillfort at Old Oswestry which was probably the stronghold and principal settlement of an Iron Age tribe, with its 40 acres protected by formidable ramparts. The theatrical shell of Moreton Corbet Castle and the extensive remains of Haughmond Abbey are less than 20 miles away from Old Oswestry.

Langley Chapel Langley Chapel has a simple rectangular plan. It is built of dressed grey

Cantlop Bridge The cast-iron Cantlop bridge, built in 1813, was part of an expanding network

Wenlock Priory The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the

Acton Burnell Castle Tucked away in a quiet part of Shropshire is the graceful red

Clun Castle Clun Castle is a dramatic riverside ruins and extensive earthworks of this Welsh

Wroxeter Roman City Visit Wroxeter Roman City and discover urban-living 2,000 years ago at Viriconium

Haughmond Abbey Haughmond Abbey is the extensive remains of an Augustinian abbey, including its abbots’

Moreton Corbet Castle The impressive ruins of Moreton Corbet Castle are the product of over

Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle was constructed in the Bronze Age, over

Stokesay Castle Stokesay Castle is the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England.