Craven Arms - more than just a pub name
Surrounded by rolling hills, Craven Arms is nestled in the Shropshire countryside Near the Welsh border. It’s the starting point for many long-distance and shorter circular walks, and home to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Here you can get a drone’s-eye view of the local landscape and meet the Shropshire mammoth. Just outside the town is the romantic Stokesay Castle, a 13th-century fortified manor house said to be so beautiful that when it came under attack no one could bring themselves to destroy it.
Indulge yourself in Ludlow
Poet John Betjeman described Ludlow as “the loveliest town in England”, and who are we to argue? It’s a 15-minute car journey from Craven Arms, and boasts more than 500 listed buildings, including half-timbered shops. Foodies will love Ludlow. With its speciality food shops, a farmers’ market and restaurants galore, it’s a feast for the senses. Pick up some Portuguese custard tarts from Harp Lane Deli or artisan cheeses and chutney from Mousetrap Cheese.
Explore the Welsh Marches
The borderlands between England and Wales offer breath-taking landscapes and villages with oodles of charm. Hike up the south Shropshire hills of Long Mynd, Caer Caradoc and Wenlock Edge, sample real Herefordshire cider and enjoy a cruise along the picturesque River Severn.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Craven Arms? Travelodge Ludlow Hotel is around 7 miles from the town, ideal for exploring Shropshire. Another good option is Travelodge Ludlow Woofferton Hotel.