How to get here

North Shropshire is surrounded by Cheshire, Staffordshire & North Wales. North Shropshire is approximately 3 hours from London, an hour or so from Manchester and only 40 minutes from Birmingham and North Wales.

By Car

Shropshire connects to the M6 and motorway network via the M54. The A49, A5, A53, A458 all make Shropshire easily accessible.

By Rail

North Shropshire is linked by a regular main line rail service. For rail timetables, please phone 08457 48 49 50.

By Air

The nearest airports to North Shropshire are located in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester and are all approximately an hour away. Birmingham and Manchester airports also connect to a mainline rail network.

By Bus and Coach

The National Express run coaches into many of the towns in Shropshire, please call 08705 808080. For details of Bus routes and times within the county, please call the Shropshire Traveline on 0871 2002233 or contact a Visitor Information Centre.

Severn Dee Travel and the Shropshire Shuttle Bus provides detailed information and assistance on travelling within Shropshire. Information is also obtainable from Travel Line Midlands.

By Bicycle

Regional Cycle route 31 is a 28 mile route that connects Oswestry, Gobowen, Ellesmere and Whitchurch. Shropshire Council produce's a free route guide that can be obtained by contacting a Shropshire Visitor Information Centre.

Sections of National Cycle Route 45 in North Shropshire and the Severn Valley are also now open. In North Shropshire, there is a 33 mile signed route along quiet lanes linkingWhitchurch, Prees, Shawbury and Upton Magna. In the Severn Valley, a scenic 11 mile route between Bewdley and the Severn Valley Country Park at Alverley traffic free paths in the Wyre Forest, and quiet country lanes.

By Water

Although North Shropshire is inland, the county is well serviced by Britain's extensive waterways. The Shropshire Union Canal is Shropshire's main canal it runs from Ellesmere Port to Wolverhampton. A canal trip is an excellent way to see our lovely countryside.

Shropshire's other canals include the Montgomery canal and the Llangollen canal. Further information about all of these canals is available from British Waterways.

Easy Reference Travel Guide

Town Nearest A Road Nearest Railway Station Nearest Bus/Coach Station Nearest Airport
Ellesmere A495 Gobowen Oswestry Liverpool
Manchester
Market Drayton A53 Wem/Whitchurch Shrewsbury Liverpool
Manchester
Wem A49 Wem Shrewsbury Liverpool
Manchester
Whitchurch A41/A49/A495 Whitchurch Shrewsbury Liverpool
Manchester