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Camping in Shropshire

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Shropshire welcomes visitors with views of the wonderful Shropshire Hills (an AONB), quaint market towns for relaxed days of discovery, and plenty of family friendly attractions. Bordering Wales, Shropshire’s position in the West Midlands offers varied landscapes which means plenty of walking routes and glorious picture opportunities. You’ll find top rated campsites in Shropshire below, as well as an in-depth list of things you can do while holidaying here.

Shropshire camping FAQs

Where are the most popular places to camp in Shropshire?

Some of the most popular places to camp in Shropshire include:

• Shrewsbury, where our Ebury Hill campsite is located
• Ludlow
• Church Stretton
• Bridgnorth
• Ellesmere

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Can I bring my dog to campsites in Shropshire?

Yes! All of our Club Sites are dog friendly and never charge additional fees for your pooch. Many of our campsites have facilities to make your stay easier like dog showers and designated walks so make sure you look for these prior to booking.

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Which campsites in Shropshire are open all year round?

To search for campsites which remain open all year round in Shropshire, visit Siteseeker and select the filter “Open all year”. 

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Is wild camping permitted in Shropshire?

The rules across the UK for wild camping, including in Shropshire are complex. Please read our guide to wild camping to find out more.

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What are some tips for my camping trip in Shropshire?

To ensure you have a brilliant camping trip in Shropshire with us, here’s some information to look at prior to setting off:

Camping checklist
Campsite arrival guide
Advice and inspiration
UK camping policies 

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Where can I find camping rules and policies prior to booking my Shropshire camping holiday?

You’ll find all the information you’re looking for regarding UK camping in our policies. This includes information on bookings, cancellation, rules and more.

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Which campsites in Shropshire are family-friendly?
Our Ebury Hill Club Site is family friendly and has an on-site childrens play area. For more family-friendly campsites in Shropshire, look out for facility icons such as play area, parent and baby room and washing machines. Become a member today to view our top family campsites.
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Things to do and see while camping in Shropshire

There is plenty to see and do while camping in Shropshire with almost 100 places to visit, including historic houses, castles, beautiful gardens, museums and family attractions.

Explore Shropshire’s historical past

One of Shropshire’s most picturesque market towns, Ludlow boasts a lively market, food fairs, speciality food shops and a plethora of restaurants and pubs. One of the highlights of visiting Ludlow is the ruinous Ludlow Castle, one of the first stone castles to be built in England. Ludlow Castle is one of the finest medieval ruins in England and well worth a visit by anyone camping in Shropshire. Ludlow is just under an hour away by car from Ebury Hill Club Site.

Wroxeter Roman City is around a 12-minute drive from our Ebury Hill campsite. Wroxeter was once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain so there is plenty to see and explore. Take the audio tour to discover the ruins of the bathhouse, market hall, basilica and more. The museum is full of artefacts and information to help you bring the city to life. Parking, picnic areas, a shop and toilets are all available for you to make use of.

Make sure to explore the three-mile section of the River Severn that runs through Shropshire. The longest river in the United Kingdom, Severn has played a significant role in Shropshire’s history, serving as a vital transportation route during the industrial revolution and facilitating the movement of goods. The River Severn is tranquil and gracious, impressing people from all over who come to marvel at its gleaming beauty. 

Located on the banks of the River Severn and offering incredible views of the Severn Valley is Bridgnorth town. The charming town boasts a collection of independent shops and traditional buildings, even having its own castle, Bridgnorth Castle. A closeby village is Ironbridge, also located on the bank of the River Severn. Ironbridge Gorge is known worldwide as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums give an insight into what life was like in the area during the industrial revolution. Museums include Blists Hill Victorian Town, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalport China Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and more. There are 10 museums and attractions in total to visit with something to interest everyone in the family. Blists Hill Victorian Town is a recreated town with demonstrations, buildings to visit and plenty to learn. Take a horse and cart ride around the town, dress up in traditional Victorian costume and treat yourself to a bag of sweets from the 19th century selection.

Hawkestone Park is set around a range of dramatic natural sandstone hills which were developed in the 19th century to include bridges, caves and towers. Today the Grade I listed landscape has been restored and is open to visitors. Walk around the follies to discover many buildings and ruins, telling a tale of times past. Some of the things you’ll see include the White Tower, a shelter for winter walkers, the Menagerie, which once housed exotic birds and monkeys and the 150 step Monument which allows for views of up to 13 counties on a clear day. The full walking route can take around 3 hours but there are plenty of different routes, including a short 1-hour stretch. The den building area, archery and Hawk Walks with the Shropshire Falconry centre are a few of the great activities on offer for the whole family. Remember to keep an eye out for wildlife during your walk around the Follies as there are a several bird species, reptiles and mammals such as foxes, rabbits and squirrels inhabiting the area.

Wenlock Priory, managed by English Heritage, is around a 30-minute drive away from Ebury Hill Club Site. The tranquil ruins of this Anglo-Saxon Monastery offer plenty to see and do. See elaborate stone carvings in the Norman chapter house, enjoy a walk around the topiary-filled garden and visit the heritage-inspired shop.

Family adventures in Shropshire

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is just a 22-minute drive from Ebury Hill, making it an ideal day away from the campsite for young families. Visit Wallaby Woods, Lemur Forest and the Rivers, Rainforests and Deserts enclosures to meet animals from all over the world. From big cats to tiny possums, Hoo Farm is home to a wide variety of animals you may not have seen before. There’s also a jam-packed feeding schedule so you can see the animals during feeding time. An indoor and outdoor play area, picnic areas, snack shop and gift shop, are great for breaking up a day of visiting the animals.

Those camping in Shropshire between April – September can visit Telford Steam Railway for a trip on a steam locomotive. Experience the sights and smells of an operational steam railway during your visit to the Railway House. The model railway in the Railway House was started in 1976 and has been lovingly updated ever since. This makes for a great day out for the whole family, especially railway enthusiasts. The Railway House and Furnace Tearooms are just over a 20-minute drive away from Ebury Hill Club Site, ideal if you have little ones in the car.

RAF Museum Cosford is around a 30-minute drive for those camping at Ebury Hill Club Site. The museum boasts free entry and a large array of aircraft on display. Visit the National Cold War Exhibition to learn all about the Space Race and Cuban Missile Crisis. You’ll find engines and missiles in Hangar 1 and be able to get hands-on with the interactive exhibits throughout the museum. With ample parking, great accessibility and facilities, this makes a great day out for all.

Battlefield Bird of Prey Centre has over 30 different birds of prey to see. Offering a variety of falconry experiences, this makes a great visit if you're looking for a unique experience. 

More attractions in Shropshire

A visit to Shropshire isn’t complete without exploring the Shropshire Hills. Indeed the hills of South Shropshire, including the Long Mynd, Stretton Hills, Wenlock Edge, Clee Hills and the Wrekin have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

See half-timbered Tudor houses on a shopping trip to medieval Shrewsbury. You’ll find all of the usual high-street shops, pubs and cafes. This is a great way to spend a rainy day exploring.

Ludlow Farmshop is a great place to stock up on local produce and see the range of items that Shropshire and its surrounding areas produce. Ludlow Kitchen Café uses fresh bread, artisan chees, handmade butter and ice cream from local producers.

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