Shropshire Council | Location

Shropshire is a fantastic place in which to live, work and visit

Shropshire is a large, rural and sparsely-populated county, covering a land area of 319,736 hectares, which is approximately ten times that of all the inner London Boroughs put together. With a population estimated at 313,400 (Source: ONS mid-year estimates, 2016), this gives a density of only 0.98 people per hectare. 

With a clean and beautiful natural environment, communities who look out for each other, whether in rural areas or within one of the historic market towns, excellent schools, low crime and opportunity for everyone, Shropshire truly is a hidden gem. 



Things to do in Shropshire

With UNESCO World Heritage Sites, areas of outstanding natural beauty, and the best preserved steam train network in England, Shropshire has it all! In fact, there is so much to see and do, we are providing you a link here to the official Shropshire tourism website.




The quality of life brings people to Shropshire and makes them want to stay. Around 39% of the population live in villages, hamlets and dwellings dispersed throughout the countryside. The remainder live in one of the 17 market towns and key centres of varying size, including Ludlow in the south and Oswestry in the north, or in Shrewsbury, the central county town.


Where is Shropshire?

Shropshire is on the border of North Wales and is surrounded by Cheshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire. It’s the second largest inland local authority area and one of the most rural places in the UK. However, its links to the major cities of Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and London ensure that you can easily stay connected. Shropshire isn’t far from Cheshire and Staffordshire, so why not check out these great shopping and leisure hubs? Plus, the coast of Wales and Snowdonia is close by and Holyhead and Ireland can be reached in a few hours, meaning you’ll never be short of exciting days out.

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