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Craven Arms Town Information




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There’s a good reason why this small town near Shropshire’s ‘Secret Hills’ sounds like it was named after an English pub. It was. The pub and a hotel were opened in the early part of the 19th century by Lord Craven. A town developed around it once the area joined the railway boom.

Stokesay Castle
Stokesay Castle

Today Craven Arms is the perfect place from which to explore the local countryside. First stop is the nearby Secret Hills Discovery Centre housed in a building which has a roof made from 70 tons of grass. Among its exhibits is the skeleton of an Ice Age mammoth.

Close to the town is the glorious Stokesay Castle, possibly Britain’s finest fortified manor house from the 13th century. Built by a rich medieval merchant to impress the local bigwigs, it is now run by English Heritage.