Shropshire: Local, Characterful Guides To Britain's Special Places by Marie KreftShropshire: Local, Characterful Guides To Britain's Special Places by Marie Kreft

Shropshire: Local, Characterful Guides To Britain's Special Places

byMarie Kreft

Paperback | April 7, 2016

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With no directly competing titles, Bradt's Slow Shropshire fills a much-needed gap in the market for a guide to an area that, of all of the UK's regions, is perhaps most synonymous with 'Slow'. Shropshire also has a resonance for US travellers, with several notable US connections. Read about the eccentric Regency squire John 'Mad Jack' Mytton, who has been honoured by students at the University of Minnesota with an annual streaking event. Also connected with the area are Randolph Caldecott, after whom the prestigious US Caldecott medal for children's picture books is named, and the relatives of university founder Elihu Yale. This new title from Bradt written by local author Marie Kreft places an emphasis on car-free travel, local produce and characterful accommodation. It includes detailed descriptions of place, historical overviews, ghost stories and folk tales, and first-hand accounts from Shropshire locals, as well as hand-picked restaurant recommendations based on long-standing knowledge and consultation with locals. Warm and witty writing combines with a natural enthusiasm for the region make this an indispensable guide to one of Britain's most scenic areas. Ludlow is acknowledged as the Slow Food capital of the UK, while the region as a whole is much celebrated, described by PG Wodehouse as the "nearest earthly place to paradise". The guide is unapologetic in taking you the long way round: through ancient woodland, over bridges and 'Blue Remembered Hills', back in time, down footpaths, into castles, churches and interesting pubs, cheerfully savoring the authentic, the offbeat and the local.
Marie Kreft is a former winner of the Bradt/Independent on Sunday travel-writing competition. She lives in Birmingham, a short hop from Shropshire to where she and her family escape at weekends for long walks and big dinners. Marie loves camping, real ale, old music, new theater, cooking, backpacking, rail travel, secondhand books, odd...
Title:Shropshire: Local, Characterful Guides To Britain's Special PlacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.88 × 5.12 × 0.7 inPublished:April 7, 2016Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:178477006X

ISBN - 13:9781784770068

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION What is the Slow Movement? Going Slow in Shropshire - an Introduction to the Region PART TWO: CHAPTERS Chapter 1: South-West Shropshire Chapter 2: South-East Shropshire Chapter 3: Shrewsbury and Surrounds Chapter 4: Telford and Wrekin, including Ironbridge Gorge Chapter 5: North-West Shropshire Chapter 6: North-East Shropshire AccommodationAppendixIndex