B&B in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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English Heritage properties near Shrewsbury

Acton Burnell Castle - The red sandstone shell of a semi-fortified tower, built between 1284-93 by Bishop Burnell, Edward I's Lord Chancellor. Parliaments were twice held here, in 1283 and 1285

Boscobel House and the Royal Oak - Boscobel House was built around 1632, when John Giffard of Whiteladies converted a timber-framed farmhouse into a hunting lodge. Boscobel is famous for giving refuge to the future King Charles II during the Civil war when he found his way into Wales blocked by Cromwell's forces. Charles II sought refuge at Boscobel, hiding first in a tree which is now known as The Royal Oak and then spending the night in a priest hole in the attic. He then travelled on in disguise before escaping to France

Buildwas Abbey - Impressive ruins of a Cistercian abbey, including its unusually unaltered 12th-century church, beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house, and recently re-opened crypt chapel. In a wooded Severn-side setting, not far from the Iron Bridge and Wenlock Priory

Clun Castle - The dramatic riverside ruins and extensive earthworks of a Welsh Border castle, its tall 13th-century keep unusually set on the side of its mound

Haughmond Abbey - Extensive remains of an Augustinian abbey, including its abbots' quarters, refectory and cloister. The substantially surviving chapter house has a frontage richly bedecked with 12th- and 14th-century carving and statuary, and a fine timber roof of c. 1500. Pictorial interpretation boards guide the visitor, and an introductory exhibition displays archaeological finds. Picnic area and light refreshments available

Lilleshall Abbey - Extensive ruins of an Augustinian abbey, later a Civil War stronghold, in a deeply rural setting. Much of the church survives, unusually viewable from gallery level, along with the lavishly sculpted processional door and other cloister buildings

Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle - A Bronze Age stone circle, the focus of many legends, set in dramatic moorland on Stapeley Hill. It once consisted of some 30 stones, 15 of which are still visible

Moreton Corbet Castle - The ruins of the medieval castle and Tudor manor house of the Corbets are dominated by the theatrical shell of an ambitious Elizabethan mansion wing in Italianate style, which was devastated during the Civil War. Fine Corbet monuments fill the adjacent church

Stokesay Castle - Stokesay Castle is quite simply the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Set in peaceful countryside near the Welsh border, the castle, timber-framed gatehouse and parish church form an unforgettably picturesque group

Wenlock Priory - The tranquil ruins of medieval Wenlock Priory stand in a garden setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge was hailed as a saint. Her relics were miraculously rediscovered here in 1101, attracting both pilgrims and prosperity to the priory. It is the impressive remains of this medieval priory which survive today

White Ladies Priory Ruins of the late 12th-century church of a small nunnery of 'white ladies' or Augustinian canonesses. Charles II hid nearby in 1651, before moving to Boscobel House

Wroxeter Roman City - Wroxeter (or 'Viroconium' ) was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. It began as a legionary fortress and later developed into a thriving civilian city, populated by retired soldiers and traders

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