Three great Shropshire books to plan your visit
Shropshire is still something of an undiscovered county. This is great if you’re visiting. There are far fewer people here than in more popular British tourist destinations.
Of course,once people have visited once, they can’t understand why it isn’t more popular! Many first time visitors go on to become repeat guests at the B&B, having fallen in love with the county.
If you’re planning a visit but aren’t sure what to do when you come here, I thought I’d recommend some books for you to get a taste of the county.
Of course, if you want to wait for your stay, we have all these books available for guests to read here at Hopton House. They also make great gifts to take away or remind you of your trip to Shropshire.
Another idea would be to package up one of these books with a gift voucher for a stay at Hopton House – what a great Christmas or birthday present!
Click on the picture of each book to buy direct from Amazon.
Slow Travel Shropshire
She moves around the county describing things to do in the countryside and towns, places to eat and stay. The emphasis of the book is on Slow Travel, taking time to enjoy local food, characterful places and leaving the car behind where you can.
A Year in Shropshire
Just released is this lovely book from the Hayward Family, filled with photographs of Shropshire throughout the year. John and his father, Mike Hayward, fill my social media streams with the most wonderful images and have now produced this great book.
It would make a great gift for any fan of Shropshire.
A Shropshire Lad
If you look North out of both the Granary and Barn room you’ll see Clunbury Hill, immortalised in Housman’s poem:“Clunton and Clunbury Clungunford and Clun, Are the Quietest places Under the sun” Please note that this blog post contains affiliate links. For each book you buy via Amazon I receive a small commission. I only ever recommend products I use and like myself. All funds received go to the dogs’ vet bills!