Shropshire lies on the border of England and Wales, set on a backcloth of patchwork fields, wooded valleys, picturesque rivers and rolling hills leading into the Welsh mountains.
In the north, our own Lake District, known as The Meres, is teeming with wildlife. A network of canals provides a remarkable route for walking, cycling and boating and golf courses designed by two of our top British players.
To the west, the Welsh border is criss-crossed by Offas Dyke, a long distance path strewn with the remains of the Marcher Castles - a sign of the area's turbulent history.
There are also stories to pursue of the Holy Grail, King Arthur and even Robin Hood, all founding their legends in Shropshire and the borderlands.
Central Shropshire is divided by the Wenlock Edge, formed from a coral reef 400 million years ago, and now a spectacular wooded escarpment popular with walkers and fossil hunters alike.
To the north of the Edge you will find The Wrekin, a 1,334 ft hill located near to Telford and dominating the central Shropshire landscape.
The Shropshire Hills dominate the southern part of the region, where walkers enjoy the tranquillity of the Long Mynd, the stark beauty of Caer Caradoc and the mystical Stiperstones.
The River Severn, Britain's longest, starts in Wales and carves its way through the Shropshire Landscape on its way to the sea, passing through Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth.