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July 30, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Boosts for Shropshire tourism

logo_cosforduk-shropshire-map south-shropshire-landscapeIf you’re passing through Shropshire this summer, perhaps visiting friends, don’t miss out on two of its most popular attractions. Shropshire has masses to offer, notably the Ironbridge Gorge Museums which have won top accolades. The RAF Museum at Cosford is a fab visit now, but even better in 3 years’ time when it will be holding a big exhibition in the summer of 2018 to mark its 100th anniversary.

The Royal Air Force Museum is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £4.89million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its RAF Centenary Programme – The First 100 Years. 2018 will mark the centenary of the RAF and will be an occasion of national celebration and commemoration. As the oldest and longest serving air force in the world, the RAF has affected the lives of millions, driven technological innovations, pushed the boundaries of human achievement and become part of the UK’s cultural identity.

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ironbridge logoThis is great news, especially when combined with the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ success in not only being voted the UK’s No 1 & world No 2 UNESCO World Heritage site by TripAdvisor votes in 2012, but also this year winning the top gold award for England’s number 1 tourist attraction (in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015).

Click HERE for more detail.

PS (!): You’ll also find Apley Farm Shop in the Shropshire tourism brochures, named as 1 of the UK’s top 10 destination farm shops in August last year in the BBC’s Good Food Magazine. We’re a super day out, as well as a great place to stock up on holiday food & local presents. We also allow camper vans to park on our car park overnight. For more details, call (01952 730 345, option 6) or email

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