Please find below a list of local towns in Shropshire that we would recommend as ‘worth a visit’ whilst staying with us at the Gaskell Arms.

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Ludlow has many things to offer both visitors and locals – from visiting the many historic buildings in the town to a meal at one of Ludlow’s many renowned eating places. Those who like to shop will enjoy the many and varied independent shops selling a wide range of goods. Antique collectors, book worms and art enthusiasts will also find plenty to do…

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Distance from hotel: 20 miles / 35 minutes approximately




Town centre shopping as you have longed for it to be – a destination on your doorstep. Stylish shops, restaurants of repute, its architectural elegance creates a place to shop, eat, meet and enjoy…

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Distance from hotel: 17 miles / 30 minutes approximately




There are ten award-winning museums spread along the valley beside the wild River Severn – still spanned by the world’s first Iron Bridge.

See the products that set industry on its path and the machines that made them. Watch and talk to the museums’ craftsmen and costumed demonstrators as they work iron, fashion china and glass, and bring alive the people who lived and worked here.

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Distance from hotel: 6 miles / 15 minutes approximately




Bridgnorth, in reality, is two towns: the High Town (good views down) and the Low Town (good views up). Now connected by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain.

The Low Town was once a thriving port along the banks of the River Severn, while the High Town held the castle, the churches, and many fine 16th and 17th century mansions…

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Distance from hotel: 8 miles / 15 minutes approximately

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