Often referred to as being five counties in one due to the fact that it borders Powys and Wrexham in Wales as well as Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Cheshire, the sleepy county of Shropshire touches upon everything all these counties have to offer but adds its own distinct charm too. Offering various castles as well as a scattering of historic houses with beautiful gardens, it also boasts traditional market towns such as Shrewsbury, the birthplace of Charlies Darwin, which is a typical medieval town with impressive black and white architecture. Ancient winding streets boast timbered residences amongst spires that will make you feel as though you have been transported back to another century. The gourmet town of Ludlow is great for foodies and was quoted by John Betjeman as being “the loveliest town in England”. Sitting on the River Severn and divided by the Severn Valley, Bridgnorth is also an architecturally interesting place to visit and the surrounding villages are a joy to pass through. If you don’t want to be rushed, the unspoilt countryside of Shropshire is just for you. Walk or cycle the beautiful Shropshire hills with its diverse selection of wildlife and just breathe in the clean air – you couldn’t get a more perfect place for a holiday.