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Craven ArmsCopyright Tom Pennington


County - Shropshire | Map
Tel code: 01588 | code search
Postcode: SY7 | code search
Population: 2180
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"Disappointed to say the least!

Date visited: 15/03/08 ..." More

"Very friendly welcome. There is a brewery next door (woods) with the Plough selling its beers. There were 5 different ales on and we tried all of them. They ..." More

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Craven Arms is to be found in South Shropshire surrounded by hills with the River Onny close by and the town couldn’t be easier to find as it lies on the A49 between Shrewsbury and Ludlow. Set as it is in the rolling countryside it is understandable that its economy was originally based on the trade of sheep, then with the coming of the railways (Shrewsbury to Ludlow) Craven Arms grew in importance through Victorian times to become one of the largest stockyards in the country at that time. Even though today the stockyards and trade in sheep has all but gone one thing remains, that is the picturesque surroundings in which Craven Arms finds itself. There are still, two railways to the town, the main Shrewsbury/ Ludlow line and the Heart of Wales single track rail line which takes you to the Brecon Beacons. Craven Arms is also home to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, an interesting building as it is roofed completely in grass and lies within 30 acres of riverside meadows which offer plenty for the casual rambler to enjoy. The Discovery Centre is also home to one of the most unusual experiences that can be had – a virtual hot air balloon ride over Shropshire.


Dyke Ruscoe & Hayes


Clun Castle (ruin)
Clun Local History Museum
Secret Hills - The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
Stokesay Castle


Kevindale Camping Site
Wayside Camping

Caravan Park

Greenway Touring Site for Adults


Middle Barn Cottage
The Old Dairy
The Willows


Craven Arms Dental Clinic


Kingsland & Orleton Practice
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Samuel Wood & Co

Holiday Park

Ashlea Pools Country Park


Crown Country Inn
The Crown Inn


Craven Arms Farmers Market

Pub and Bar

Crown Country Inn
Stables Inn
Sun Inn


Onny C of E (A) Primary School and Little Pippins Nursery


J S Winny & Co


Newlands Veterinary Group


Organic By Order
Lunt Pharmacy
Suzanne Floyd
Craft Stable Gallery
Robert Holden
The Organic Smokehouse


The Victorian Ironmonger
The Victorian Ironmonger


Delbury Hall Trout Fishery(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Craven Arms

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Stokesay Castle Hotel (0.15 miles)

Stokesay Castle Hotel

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Situated in the Shropshire town of Craven Arms surrounded by beautiful countryside and views. We are an ideal base for enjoying shropshire walks, cycling and tourism.
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Upper Onibury Cottages (2.49 miles)

Upper Onibury Cottages
Norton Estate was acquired by the present owners Mr and Mrs Hickman in 1992. The original barns that date from 1840 are built from local stone, and they have been sympathetically converted and carefully furnished ... More | visit website
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Affcot Lodge (2.50 miles)

Affcot Lodge
Formally called the Travellers Rest, The Affcot Lodge has changed ownership and undergone substantial refurbishment. Owned and run by Chris and Wendy Davis and their dedicated team the Lodge re-opened for business on 1st July ... More | visit website

The Calf Kit (3.46 miles)

The Calf Kit

Four quality, brick built barn conversions, superb Shropshire holiday cottages, in a lovely courtyard setting on the owners' 250 acre farm, on the edge of Westhope village, 6 miles from delightful Church Stretton. Originally part ... More

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The Clive Bar & Restaurant with Rooms (4.68 miles)

The Clive Bar & Restaurant with Rooms

The Clive Bar and Restaurant with Rooms is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary. Originally a farmhouse, the main building has been developed so as to retain the original features of the Clive bar ... More | visit website

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Mynd House (5.85 miles)

Mynd House

Mynd House lies at the foot of the Long Mynd in the unspoilt village of Little Stretton. An Edwardian house built at the turn of the century, it now provides 7 charming and luxurious en-suite bedrooms with ... More | visit website

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Old Downton Lodge (5.93 miles)

Old Downton Lodge

Situated only 6 miles away from the town of Ludlow, this enchanting hotel is set in its own private grounds and boasts uninterrupted views across the Shropshire and Herefordshire Hills.

Ideally located within easy reach of ... More | visit website

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Crown Country Inn (6.30 miles)

Crown Country Inn

The Crown is set in an "area of outstanding natural beauty", and the towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Telford, Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth and Craven Arms are all within easy travelling distance.

The Crown is a Grade II ... More | visit website

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Fishmore Hall (6.42 miles)

Fishmore Hall

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Opening late September 2007, Fishmore Hall is an elegant Georgian house comprised of comfortable bedrooms, a restaurant and bar. Nestling in the stunning Shropshire countryside, overlooking the delightful market town of Ludlow ... More

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Elm Lodge (6.42 miles)

Elm Lodge
Welcome to Elm Lodge; Set around a small courtyard in a Georgian home are two self-catering apartments or upto 4 en-suite rooms offering bed and breakfast; all with independent access; which together will accommodate upto ... More | visit website

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