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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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


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


Accommodation in Craven Arms

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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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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


Halford Holiday Homes

A choice of 6 accommodations. Old barns on two separate sites converted self-contained units to accommodate families of all sizes. Comfortably furnished and well-equipped. Also a spacious 10-bedroom farmhouse.

£180.00 - £1600.00

01588 672382

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Hurst Mill Farm

Wagtail and Dipper Cottages are two converted beamed cottages on the owner's working farm, nestling by a river with kingfishers in the beautiful Clun Valley.

£200.00 - £500.00

01588 640224

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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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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


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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The Crown Country Inn

17th Century historic country inn. Comfortable en-suite rooms, award winning meals from local produce, traditional beers. Ideal location for exploring the Shropshire countryside.

£99.00 - £125.00

01584 841205

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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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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)

Jul 21

Summer Fun Day

They'll be plenty of exciting things for the whole family. Free entry and free parking.

Aug 12

The Ludlow Magnalonga

The Magnalonga is a food and drink walk of between 8 - 10 miles. This year it starts and finishes just outside Ludlow - at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Please follow signs & volunteer instructions...

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Ludlow Food Centre Wins Two Bronze Awards at the 2018 British Cheese Awards

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