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Congratulations to Severn Valley Railway

12th July 2012

The 16-mile Kidderminster-to-Bridgnorth steam heritage line which attracts up to a quarter of a million visitors each year has been awarded the Bronze award in the 'Tourism Experience of the Year' category at the 2012 Visit England Awards.

Campers Swapping Tents for Caravans and Motorhomes

12th July 2012

Caravan dealership Salop Leisure has proved the old saying that every cloud has a silver lining - and there has certainly been plenty of clouds so far this summer!

New Flyer for Shrewsbury Market Hall

12th July 2012

The Market Hall in Shrewsbury has a new flyer and Kate Gittins, Site Facilities Manager, would be delighted if you would like to swing by to collect some for your visitors and guests. Or, alternatively, she can pop some in the post.

New Business Development Programme for the West Midlands

12th July 2012

A new Wolverhampton University ERDF-funded Business development programme has been launched which can give you access to cutting edge academic thinking and a significant contribution (30%) towards the cost of employing a graduate.

Shropshire cycling information for your visitors

12th July 2012

Shropshire Council produces over 30 cycle leaflets showing cycle routes across Shropshire. There are four series:

Do you have WiFi?

12th July 2012

Shropshire Tourism is now able to add a WiFi symbol to your web entry on and other district sites too. So, if you have this facility please email Emily at so we can make sure your entry is up to date. Thank you.

Shropshire Tourism wins Brochure Contracts

12th July 2012

Following competitive tendering processes Shropshire Tourism is delighted to announce that we have been commissioned to produce more brochures than ever before; namely the 2013 Shropshire Hills & Ludlow brochure, 2013 Shrewsbury brochure and new-look town map and the 2013 Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Severn Valley Visitor Guide.

Shropshire Diamond Jubilee event is still on despite wet conditions

12th July 2012

Despite weeks of rain, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant at RAF Cosford is still going ahead as planned today(Thursday 12 July 2012).

Luxury hotel welcomes Belgian ‘foodie’ in new role

11th July 2012

AS a teenager, peeling potatoes in a Belgian seaside hotel was Jan Vandewalle’s first taste of hospitality work. Fifteen years later Jan has moved from the kitchen to the restaurant and has just been appointed Restaurant and Bar Manager at Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch.

Wenlock Hampers, a foodie treat for Christmas

11th July 2012

Taste a festive flavour of Shropshire with a delicious hamper packed with a selection of high quality artisan food and drink products in one handy box - perfect for a Christmas gift!

Welcome Songs at Wenlock Priory

11th July 2012


Wet and getting wetter - but SVR passengers beat the monsoons

10th July 2012

IT WAS the wettest June since records began, and ten days in, it looks as though July is making its own bid for an all-time rainfall record too. But the sun is shining on the Severn Valley Railway just now, for despite the monsoon weather, visitor figures and passenger numbers are actually holding up ahead of budget.

Show stopping finale at Cosford’s Open Air Prom

9th July 2012

An open air prom will be staged at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month raising money for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Members of the public are invited to attend the event which will feature an orchestra, flying display and fireworks spectacular, plus much more - raising money for the RAF’s leading welfare charity.

British Food Four Weeks at Maynard's

9th July 2012

A finance specialist in the motor trade, went on to supervise the team at Rick Stein's bakery section - a complete career change! We are now fortunate enough to have this high skilled artisan baker, baking for us in Shropshire.

Open Day at the Albrighton Moat Project

5th July 2012

A successful open day has taken place at the Albrighton Moat Project.

Shrewsbury Artists Open Doors to Public

5th July 2012

Shrewsbury artists will be throwing open their doors to the public for the 12th annual Open Studios event, which launches this weekend.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums join the London 2012 Festival - VIP Opening

5th July 2012

Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the London 2012 Festival and Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England were the guests of honour at the VIP opening of a unique, international art work in a former engine shed at Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

Budding Reporters' Special Assignment at Ludlow Touring Park

5th July 2012

Four budding journalists from Bishop Hooper Primary School in Ludlow, armed with pens, notepads and a camera, have been given a special reporting assignment.

Myth and Magic event at Hawkstone Park

5th July 2012

A Shropshire tourist attraction is to fall under the spell of the ‘Land of Elisard’ for two days as part of its annual Myth and Magic Weekend

Jesse J Hits The Right Note For Shrewsbury Caravan Park

3rd July 2012

Pop superstar Jessie J’s sell-out concert at the Quarry in Shrewsbury on July 6 has brought a boost to a five star caravan park in the town, which has reported a rise in weekend bookings.