Explore the unspoilt
Welsh Marches

In Shropshire, one of England's most rural counties, beautiful countryside is never far away, so whether you're looking for just a short break or a longer stay, Ludlow's the perfect start point for exploring the Welsh Marches' lovely scenery.

If you enjoy walking, the Shropshire Hills, Long Mynd, the atmospheric Stiperstones the ancient Offa's Dyke and Mortimer Forest are great destinations, and all within an easy drive.

While for those with historical interests, the National Trust properties of Berrington Hall and Croft Castle or English Heritage's Stokesay Castle are all a short drive away.

And with London 2012 now over,while you're in the area why not take the time to check Much Wenlock, just 16 miles away and birthplace of the modern Olympic Games – yes really!

All this is on your doorstep when you stay at Ludlow Holiday Cottage.

Of course, there's much more to see and do so to help you decide, just take some inspiration from the Cottage's library of local guides, maps and local books.