Shropshire lies in the Heart of England, West (left) of Birmingham at the Welsh border.
The inhabitants are proud of their history and the quietness of this part of England.
Most areas of Shropshire are rural, with fields and meadows. But you also find industrial regions like the one around Telford.
Most mountains are of volcanic origin. Near Ellesmere are two Maars, lakes in volcano craters. The area is a paradise for bird watchers!
The Ironbridge, the oldest iron bridge in the world, is near Telford. The heart of the industrial revolution once was here. Nowadays you find lots of museums in the town - which is called Ironbridge, too.
You can see how pottery, tiles or china were made. There also is a blast furnace, a tartunnel and a museum town where everything looks like in the 19th century.
This is the church and the graveyard of Ironbridge.
Andreas and I love English graveyards!
The Long Mynd is in the South of Shrewsbury. It has lovely narrow lanes and offers a wonderful sight! Lots of sheep are on the heathen.
Some miles further South is Stokesay Castle, the castle we love most. Click the pic to see me sitting on the wall!
We wanted to visit Clun Castle when we saw this bridge in Clun.
Click the pic to see what happened next!
And here is a photo with some beautiful Shropshire cows on it ...