The county of Shropshire lies in the West Midlands region of England, bordering Wales to the west.
The neighbouring counties are Cheshire to the north, Herefordshire to the south, Staffordshire to the east and Worcestershire to the southeast.
Shropshire's county town, Shrewsbury, lies beautifully within a loop of the River Severn. The city is well-known for its fine Tudor buildings. At the red sandstone Shrewsbury Castle, you may visit the Soldiers of Shropshire Museum. In Ditherington, a suburb of Shrewsbury, there is the Ditherington Flax Mill, the world’s first iron-framed building, considered the first skyscraper in the world.
At the Quarry, you will enjoy a beautiful 29-acre riverside parkland, the most significant recreation area in the city since the 16th century. From Shrewsbury you may have a river cruise experience on the modern boat Sabrina, or even hire a canoe, a kayak or a paddle board.
Among other charming towns in the county is Bridgnorth, on the River Severn that divides the Bridgnorth into High Town and Low Town linked by a steep funicular railway. In this destination you will enjoy outstanding views of the Severn Valley, find the famed Severn Valley Railway and impressive historical buildings.
In Telford, there is Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage in an area of 5.5 km2 (550 ha), known worldwide as the symbol of the Industrial Revolution, which had its roots in this area.
The live webcams will show you around Shropshire with attractive small towns and stunning natural areas. In the south part of the county there is the Shropshire Hills area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it offers verdant landscapes for walking and relaxing, charming villages and waterways. In this area that covers about a quarter of Shropshire, you will also find historical landmarks such as Stokesay Castle and unique landscapes such as Offa's Dyke earthwork.
Population: approximately 500 thousand people
Other major cities: Telford, Bridgnorth, Newport, Ludlow, Oswestry
Main attractions: Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire Hills, Ludlow Castle, Blists Hill Victorian Town (open-air museum), Iron Bridge, Whittington Castle, Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
Nearest Airports: Birmingham Airport (BHX), Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), Manchester Airport (MAN)