Shropshire (Slow Travel)by Marie Kreft
Slow Shropshire Travel Guide – Insider advice and holiday tips on everything from the best local pubs and markets to Shrewsbury highlights, walking and cycling routes. Also featuring UNESCO-listed Ironbridge Gorge, Offa’s Dyke, Severn Valley, Shropshire Hills, The Wrekin, Wenlock Edge, Ludlow, Telford, Welsh Marches, castles and historical sites.
Size: 130 X 198 mm
Number of pages: 256
About this book
This new, thoroughly updated second edition of Bradt’s Shropshire remains the only full-blown guidebook to this remarkable and oft-overlooked county. Written by Shropshire lover Marie Kreft, it places an emphasis on car-free travel, local produce and characterful accommodation and includes detailed descriptions of place, historical overviews, ghost stories and folk tales, and first-hand accounts from Shropshire locals. It also offers hand-picked restaurant recommendations based on long-standing knowledge and consultation with locals.
New for this edition is coverage of the ever-expanding food and drink scene, from craft beers to gingerbread heritage, plus details of new independent shops and galleries. Ludlow is acknowledged as the Slow Food capital of the UK, while the region as a whole is much celebrated, described by PG Wodehouse as the ‘nearest earthly place to paradise’. The guide is unapologetic in taking you the long way round: through ancient woodland, over bridges and ‘Blue Remembered Hills’, back in time, down footpaths, into castles, churches and interesting pubs, cheerfully savouring the authentic, the offbeat and the local.
Expert author Marie Kreft takes pride in visiting every attraction listed and offers warm and witty writing combined with a natural enthusiasm for the region, making this an indispensable guide to one of Britain’s most scenic areas.
About the Author
Marie Kreft lives in south Birmingham, a short hop from Shropshire which she and her young family consider their happy place for exploring at weekends. Marie is a former winner of the Bradt travel-writing competition and has written for several other national titles, including BBC Countryfile magazine.
Eye-opening and wonderful
The Sunday Times Magazine
An excellent guidebook packed to bursting with information and painstakingly gathered detail which will have not only visitors but also natives of the county wanting to get out there and explore.