Craven Arms, Shropshire

Craven Arms is more than just a pub name, it’s the gateway to the Marches.

Situated on the frontier of the old Marcher kingdom, Craven Arms became an important trading post between Wales and England. Surrounded by the Shropshire Hills, Craven Arms is the natural start point for many long distance and shorter circular walks so it is unsurprising that it is also home to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Shropshires' very own Mammoth.

Just out of the town is the romantic Stokesay Castle - a 13th Century fortified manor house said to be so beautiful that when attacked no-one had the heart to destroy it - Be prepared to fall in love. Also in Craven Arms is the Land of Lost Content Museum – and eclectic collection of bygone everyday artefacts, guaranteed to stir the memories.

If you would like to visit Craven Arms and need accommodation and are interested in finding the best guest houses, bed and breakfasts or self catering, please click here.

For more information about the rest of Shropshire, please click the link to Visit Shropshire.com

Please click here to view a map of Craven Arms town centre.

Attractions in Craven Arms

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Land of Lost Content (National Museum of British Popular Culture)

The Museum is unlike any other. Quaint and quirky are the usual epithets attributed to it even though there is a serious basis to Stella Mitchell’s collection.

01588 676176


Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms, nestles in peaceful South Shropshire countryside near the Welsh Border. It is one of more than a dozen English Heritage properties in the county.

01588 672544


Accommodation in Craven Arms

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Keys Cottage

Keys Cottage is situated in the ancient village of Clun with its historic 13th Century castle and river. The holiday accommodation is located in the stunning south Shropshire hills, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

£320.00 - £620.00

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01588 673302


Lower House Country Guest House

Lower house dates from the early 17th century and is situated on a quiet country lane amongst the hills of the Welsh borders. There is excellent walking from the house and lots of interesting places to visit in the area.

£74.00 - £80.00

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01568 770223

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Strefford Hall Self-Catering

Set in the lovely South Shropshire countryside surrounded by fields and close to Wenlock Edge, Strefford Hall provides three luxury accommodations.

£256.00 - £819.00

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01588 672383


Orchard Cottage

Idyllically located in a lovely hamlet in the heart of South Shropshire’s glorious, rolling countryside, Orchard Cottage is the perfect holiday retreat. 

£295.00 - £495.00

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01588 673340

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Bryncalled Barns Holiday Lets

Nestling within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of rural Shropshire Bryncalled Barns is an ideal base for exploring Shropshire and the Marches.

£225.00 - £650.00

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01547 530608


Upper Heath Farm

Stable Cottage at Upper Heath Farm is situated in the ancient hamlet of Heath, nestling beneath the gaze of the Brown Clee Hill in this unspoilt corner of South Shropshire.

£300.00 - £500.00

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01584 823845


Strefford Hall

Spacious farmhouse in peaceful setting with outstanding views, Wenlock Edge to Long Mynd Hills. Central base from which to tour the Welsh Borders. Tastefully decorated bedrooms, all en-suite.

£50.00 - £80.00

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01588 672383

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Rowton Manor Cottage B&B

Nestling in the beautiful South Shropshire countryside, Rowton Manor Cottage is a grade II listed building which has been tastefully renovated to provide B&B accommodation.

£70.00 - £70.00

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01588 660736


Kerry Cottage (Hesterworth)

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the tiny village of Hopesay lies nestled in the South Shropshire Hills.

£210.00 - £370.00

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01588 660487

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Sun Cottage

Sun Cottage is a characterful grade 2 listed building, nestled in the conservation village of Norbury which is in the South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or AONB.

£300.00 - £550.00

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01588 650846



Key Events in Craven Arms

Art Walk

September

FREE Event. The Craven Arms ArtWalk gives you a chance to have a go too. Make a willow dragonfly, a handmade racing duck, a sculpture with stones, get messy with mud, make music and become a sculpture yourself.

Craven Arms Visitor Information

Visitor Information Point - located at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

School Rd, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9RS
Tel: 01588 676060 Email: info@shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk

For more information about Shropshire, including Accommodation, Attractions and Activities, visit Shropshire Tourism

Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

Jun 28

In Our Gallery- Carol Bowen & Gordon Bailey

With almost 70 combined years experience between them, Carol and Gordon display paintings in watercolour and pastel as well s beautiful photography.

Jul 24

Summer Holiday Activity: GROW (Giants and Neeps)

Plant your bean in a hand-made, compostable pot ready for the tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' then make a willow rellis for it to climb. Show your strength in the 'Enormous Turnip' tug o'war game.

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Latest News

Jul 25

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

Struggling to know what to do with the children this Summer holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have...

Jul 07

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Celebrates their 125th Birthday

On the 7th July 2017 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its opening by the Mayor of the time John Anderson in 1892.

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