Shropshire is the largest inland county in England and Wales, and may be divided into two distinct areas. In the north, the landscape is flat and largely given over to agriculture, with a number of lakes, known as meres, near the town of Ellesmere.
To the south, the countryside is typified by rolling hills, woodland and deep valleys. Towns such as Church Stretton, Ludlow, and Shrewsbury are famous for their black and white timbered buildings.
The Shropshire valley of Coalbrookdale is widely recognised as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in Britain.
Places of interest
With thanks to the following for the images of Shropshire:
Ludford House, Ludlow © Ian Capper
Ironbridge © Graham Hogg
A35, Asterley © Jonathan Billinger
Winter afternoon © Paul Beaman