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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National Gardens Scheme (Shropshire)

Shropshire is blessed with many beautiful gardens – from grand estates to exquisitely designed town gardens – and many are open for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

01588 620055


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


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Get up close and personal to Shropshire’s larger than life mammoth and step back into the Iron Age. If you're looking for somewhere to take the kids or grandkids during the summer holidays we have several family events to keep children and adults amused and entertained.

01588 676060


Accommodation in Craven Arms

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The Squire Farm Holiday Cottages

The Squire Farm is an idyllic smallholding in the secluded, peaceful surroundings of Red lake Valley in the southwest comer of Shropshire.

£315.00 - £604.00

01547 530530

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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

01588 650846


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

01568 770223

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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

01588 673340

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Folly View

Folly View is a comfortably appointed holiday let situated in the heart of the beautiful South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

£220.00 - £390.00

01588 673191

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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

01588 660736


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

01547 530608


Linley Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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

£40.00 - £76.00

01588 660487

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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

01588 660487

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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

01584 823845



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)

May 26

Discovery Club - Bug City

Help build a minibeast city out in the meadows with places they can hide, paths to their favourite food, maybe even a playground from natural found materials. Perhaps we will see some of the residence. Please...

Jun 10

RAF Cosford Air Show

Non-stop entertainment both in the air with displays from a variety of aircraft and on the ground with hundreds of exhibits, stalls, trade stands, military demonstrations and children's entertainment.One of...

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Latest News

May 23

Local Charity Home Start Shropshire Selected as Ludlow Food Centre’s Charity of The Year

Ludlow Food Centre has delightedly announced that Home Start has been selected as their charity of the year. Chosen from a list of three charities because of their extensive knowledge and support for families...

May 09

Ludlow Food Centre Butchers Scoop Three Awards at National Meat Products Competition

The Butchers at Ludlow Food Centre took home 3 awards from the National Meat Products Competition (NMPC) held at Foodex, NEC Birmingham on 17th April.

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