Shropshire is located in the West Midlands region of England. With a population of around 473,000, the county of Shropshire is centred on five towns: the central county town of Shrewsbury, 'new town' Telford which is currently the most populous, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow in the south.
Historic market town Shrewsbury is the birthplace of Charles Darwin and is full of character, with medieval cobbled streets, riverside walks and the magnificent Abbey Church, renown as the home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.
In addition to the landscape of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which covers about a quarter of the county, other attraction in the area include the many remains of ancient Abbeys, such as the extensive remains of 12th century Augustinian Abbey, 13th-century church and the cloister buildings. The Wrekin, a prominent hill in East is 1,335 ft high and one of the most well-known landmarks in the county.