Weekend SweetSpot – Shropshire – Beauty on the Welsh borders

Planning a quick getaway? To help you make the most of your outdoor leisure time, weathertrending picks out the Weekend SweetSpot Рan area of the UK that we think looks one of the better placed, weather-wise, for the upcoming weekend.

Is it a weekend off the beaten track that you’re after; but with a range of scenic beauty and historic importance hard to match? Look no further than Shropshire.

All is peaceful now, but the county carries the scars of being a frontier land for millennia. There are so many forts and castles to visit – each unique in its history. Why not take a stroll around Ludlow and absorb the blend of ancient and modern in this beautiful bustling market town?

If it’s more strenuous exercise that you’re looking for, then the ascent of Long Mynd will get you out of breath! But the extensive views over the Severn Valley below are well worth the effort.

The silent River Severn has a tale to tell too – no more so than at the famous World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge. What a privilege to experience first-hand the beating heart of the Industrial Revolution.

There may be a splash of rain on Saturday, but this should soon clear. The rest of the weekend looks dry and very mild. With temperature reaching the low teens, it might even feel like early Spring!

Follow this link to the Shropshire Tourism website for lots more attractions in the area

Attractions all around the UK can be found here at the Visit Britain website