Local Culture

The culture of any area comprises the environment – the wildlife habitats and ways of life of people – along with their customs and arts. Culture is a combination of the past, the present and the future.

Come and visit Shropshire and enjoy the places of interest, their history and atmosphere, and immerse yourself in a calmer way of life.

A Shropshire Lad

Clunton and Clunbury,
Clungunford and Clun,
Are the quietest places
Under the sun.

A. E. Housman


Alfred Edward Housman was an English classical scholar and poet – one of the foremost classicists of his age. His song-like poem A Shropshire Lad has been in print continuously since May 1896.

Whilst it presents Shropshire in an idealised pastoral light and reflects Houseman’s personal “land of lost content” it provides a beautiful introduction to Shropshire’s culture.

When he died aged 77 his ashes were buried just outside St Laurence’s Church in Ludlow.

Shropshire Culture and Places to Visit

Whilst Shropshire offers you tranquility and a calmer way of life, it also offers a vibrant artistic and cultural sector. Shropshire’s dramatic landscapes have inspired many local artists.

Shropshire is home to a range of festivals both ancient – the Green Man – and modern – the Ludlow Fringe.

This page contains a wealth of information about Shropshire, places of interest to visit and the local arts and culture.

These two pages provide more detailed information:

Shropshire Culture

Places To Visit

Follow the links to more information in related sites or to our blog posts.


Shropshire may be far for the hurly-burly of London, but there’s still plenty to keep you stimulated and entertained.

You can find more about concerts, comedy, film, theatre and the arts in Shropshire in BROAD sheep – an online magazine of What’s On – Herefordshire & The Marches.

Places to Visit

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