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Agricultural excellence at Harper Adams University

Set on a 550-hectare farm in pretty Shropshire countryside Near Newport, Harper Adams University is leading the way in planning and research for the world's future food production with its range of degrees centred around agriculture and animal sciences. Students come here attracted by the great facilities including a laboratory, �4 million innovation centre and farm, along with the 98% graduate employment rate - which is joint highest in England.

Victorian industry at Ironbridge Gorge

Just under half an hour from Harper Adams is Ironbridge Gorge, a fascinating collection of 10 attractions which make up this World Heritage Site. Discover where the Industrial Revolution started, wander the realistically recreated Victorian town where you can spend pounds, shillings and pence and discover your inner engineer at Enginuity. Closer still to Harper Adams is Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, where you'll find an interesting selection of creatures including clawed otters, fishing cats and the raccoon dog. Make sure you stay for the sheep race, on daily from April to September.

Tudor timbers in Shrewsbury

A visit to the pretty, medieval town of Shrewsbury is a must while you're here. Just under 40 minutes' drive away, enjoy exploring the winding streets with their striking Tudor timbered buildings. Nosey round the shops, admire the abundant floral displays and gaze at the soaring splendour of Shrewsbury Abbey. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Harper Adams University? Travelodge Telford Shawbirch Hotel is a good bet or Travelodge Stafford M6 Hotel is great for motorway travellers.