The gateway to the Marches, Craven Arms is a market town for the surrounding rural area. Situated within the South Shropshire hills, Craven Arms is an ideal base from which to start many a long distance walk – or even one’s more leisurely.
Just a mile south of Craven Arms you will find the historic treasure that is Stokesay Castle, a fortified manor house built in the late 13th century. It is also a venue for regular historical interpretations and re-enactments with events and activities.
The modern Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is a centre featuring exhibits about the county’s geography;
Craven Arms is also perfectly situated for easy visits to nearby towns such as Ludlow, Bishop’s Castle, Clun, and Church Stretton.