tourism

05 Jul 2021
An Ironbridge pub and B&B has unveiled its recently refurbished accommodation to support tourism to the town this summer and secure jobs at the venue for the future. The Water Rat, which sits in an idyllic riverside location on Buildwas Road, has six comfortable and spacious en-suite bedrooms in a Georgian town house next door to the inn. Its owners, The Ironbridge Pubs Group - which also...
Salop Leisure’s chairman Tony Bywater welcomes Shrewsbury’s Mayor Councillor Julian Dean on Monday to celebrate English Tourism Week.
24 May 2021
Shrewsbury’s Mayor Councillor Julian Dean marked English Tourism Week - May 22-31- by visiting successful leisure company Salop Leisure today (Monday). Cllr Dean was given a guided tour by chairman Tony Bywater of Salop Leisure’s award-winning caravan and motorhome dealership in Shrewsbury as well as the company’s multi-million-pound Love2Stay resort, where he met general manager Chris Skitt. The...
Mandy Thorn, Marches LEP chair
06 May 2020
The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership is to inject nearly £1.6m into the regional economy to support tourism and businesses affected by flooding and the coronavirus. It will be allocated to the LEP’s partners, councils in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, to use as grant support for strategic tourism and business initiatives following consultations with the area’s business...
Shrewsbury's medieval cellar
15 Aug 2019
If you’re wondering why the pavement is fenced off at the top of St John’s Hill, here’s the reason…. There’s a cellar underneath it with a fascinating local historic value! The cellar origins In the 14th century the Town Wall had an inner lane running along side it towards the top of St John’s Hill; it was appropriately called Wall Lane. The cellar is constructed, I assume, using the remains of...
22 Mar 2019
Recognised nationally as a long-established and greatly-respected awarding body, The British Coach Tourism Awards (BCTA) aim to honour and award those in the industry who are truly exceptional at what they do for coach trips and their visitors across the UK. The awards are as much an honour as they are a representation of what all coach tourism industry professionals should aspire to be. Nominees...
Ben Walker (Marketing Officer -Groups, Media, Digital & Research), Clive Knowles (Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre) & Paul Gossage (Director of Marketing and PR)
16 Oct 2018
We have long admired The Ironbridge Gorge Museums for their history, hard work and continued efforts to make their site a truly amazing place to visit. Seeing them as the matriarchy of iron, we were completely thrilled when the discussion of a partnership between us turned into an iron-strong reality. Described by the Ironbridge as “a partnership between the new and the old”, we will now be...
Shrewsbury tourism stand - Left to Right Mark Hooper from Sabrina Boat , Maggie Morris Shrewsbury Tourism and Clive Knowles, Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre.
27 Mar 2018
Shropshire is presently promoting itself on the national stage for tourism across the UK, Yesterday was the first day of three. Exhibitors from all over the UK and Europe were presenting to holiday and tourism organisations. Many of the UK’s largest attractions were present, offering polished introductions on what they offer the industry. The Shrewsbury Tourism stand sat next to Coventry...
Wayne Jenson from Buckatree Hall Hotel and Reuben Crouch of Hobsons Brewery celebrate newly available Shropshire Stout
21 Nov 2017
A hotel near one of the county’s most popular landmarks has been chosen to launch a speciality beer celebrating all things Shropshire. Buckatree Hall Hotel, at the foot of the Wrekin, will exclusively supply Shropshire Stout, created by Cleobury Mortimer-based Hobsons Brewery. Reuben Crouch, commercial director at Hobsons, said: “I always enjoy coming to Buckatree Hall Hotel and seeing the bar...
25 Sep 2017
Businesses and organisations have until the end of this year to apply for grants of up to £170,000 for new initiatives that will boost visitor numbers to Shropshire. A total of £3.5 million is on offer in the region for eligible rural businesses through DEFRA’s latest round of funding in its Growth Programme. The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD),...
Town Guide Stan Sedman will lead roof-top tours of Shrewsbury Market Hall
03 Jul 2017
Members of the public will get another chance to view Shrewsbury’s historic buildings and streets from on high when roof-top tours return to the town’s Market Hall for their fourth series. The tours, led by town guide and local historian Stan Sedman, will be held on Friday July 7 and Saturday July 8. “This will be the fourth time we have held these tours due to popular demand,” said Market...
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