Shropshire Council

Living and working in Shropshire

Shropshire is noted for its beautiful scenery, diverse landscape and rich natural and historic environment. Not only does this contribute to the high quality of life enjoyed by our residents, it also helps to make the county a popular tourist destination.

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Shropshire has many traditional market towns including gourmet Ludlow and the county town of Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury, almost surrounded by the River Severn and the birthplace of Charles Darwin, is a medieval delight of black and white buildings.

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As the largest inland county in England, Shropshire shares its border with Wales as well as five English counties/unitary authorities (Telford and Wrekin, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Cheshire). It's within easy reach of Manchester and Liverpool to the north and Birmingham and the West Midlands conurbation to the east. To find out more about our great county, including facts and figures, culture, heritage and other local information, take a look at our Information, Intelligence and Insight pages, or the Shropshire Tourism website.