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Bordering Wales the county of Shropshire covers an area of 1,347 square miles and is bisected from North West to South East by the river Severn.

Known between 1974 and 1980 as Salop the county was redesignated as Shropshire following petitions from the residents.

Shropshire has a population of 400,000 and enjoys mainly an agricultural way of life. The main commercial activities being centred on Sheep and Cattle farming.

Shrewsbury is the administrative headquarters for the county with Telford, Oswestry and Ludlow being other main towns in the county.

It was in 1779 that the first Iron bridge was built to span the River Severn and Ironbridge Gorge is a main tourist attraction to the county to this day.

Places to Visit
Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Hawkstone Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Oakley Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire
Weston Park, Shifnal, Shropshire
Acton Burnell Castle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Adcote School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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