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


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


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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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


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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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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Rowton Manor Cottage

Nestling in the beautiful South Shropshire countryside, Rowton Manor Cottage is part of a grade II listed building which has been tastefully renovated to provide a good standard of holiday accommodation.

£277.00 - £765.00

01588 660736

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Highgrove Barns

The Dairy and The Byre, newly converted, well appointed, 18th Century barns (each sleeps 2 + cot). In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty halfway between Ludlow and Church Stretton. Stunning views from the lengh of Wenlock Edge.

£299.00 - £395.00

01588 673113

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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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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


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

01588 673302


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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Dower Cottage

Dower Cottage is a lovely stone built, oak beamed cottage just outside the Roman village of Leintwardine, set on a peaceful country lane and about fifteen minutes drive from Ludlow.

£550.00 - £650.00

01547 540446



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)

Nov 21

Tile Decorating Workshop at Jackfield Tile Museum

Join a drop-in tile decorating workshop between 10am and 2.30pm and try the tube lining technique to produce your own ceramic masterpiece; you could make a collection of coasters, a circular door plaque or a...

Nov 25

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Ludlow’s hugely popular annual Medieval Christmas Fayre returns to the town’s stunning Castle in the heart of the beautiful Marches countryside for another weekend of wonders this November. For two...

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Latest News

Nov 15

Ludlow Food Centre named ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year’ at prestigious

The Butchery department in Ludlow Food Centre, headed by John Brereton was announced as the ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year 2017’ at the prestigious awards ceremony in London, coming out on top to...

Nov 14

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Launches 50 Mile, Mass Participation Walk!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is set to launch a brand new mass participation challenge walk next year. The “Shropshire Way 80K” will be taking in some of the finest parts of the...

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