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The colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on 14th April 2018

The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain will rise again this Easter 2018 in an ultimate ‘Resurrection Tour’ and visit a number of sites around the UK including Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire.
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Romance is alive in Shakespeare's England!

Romance is alive in Shakespeare’s England, one of the most stunning and romantic settings for Valentine’s Day! Create handmade chocolate truffles, listen to a classical concert, stay in a shepherds hut at Hill Top Farm or a tower suite at Warwick Castle, dine at Warwickshire’s Michelin stared restaurant or enjoy a mediaeval banquet fit for a King or Queen!
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Spring themed adventures in Shakespeare's England!

Enjoy a host of exciting spring themed adventures during the half term from 17 – 25 February and throughout the spring months in Shakespeare’s England. Take part in a chocolate workshop, see live lambing, experience new exhibits at The MAD Museum and explore star cars at the British Motor Museum!
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Coventry to host UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry will host the prestigious title of UK City of Culture 2021, Arts Minister John Glen announced today. The decision was made after an independent panel of culture experts, chaired by television producer and screenwriter Phil Redmond, visited each of the five candidate cities before recommending Coventry as the winner.
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Cadbury World unveils won-deer-ful Christmas creation

Weighing in at over 11 stone, Cadbury World’s chocolatiers have revealed a fantastically festive chocolate creation to celebrate the arrival of the attraction’s Christmas Celebration Weekends. Inspired by one of the characters found on Cadbury selection boxes, yule be surprised to hear that 70kg of milk and white chocolate went into bringing Santa’s favourite reindeer to life.
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Tiny Tots Trail of Treats set to enchant little ones at Blists Hill Victorian Town in December

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is putting some magic into Christmas especially for their youngest visitors with an enchanting festive trail for under fives. Available on selected days leading up to Christmas, the fun, new Tiny Tots Trail of Treats will delight children and their grown-ups as they follow clues to find treats around the Town on 29-30 November and 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21 December.
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Welcome to Ironbridge & Shropshire... visit official website

Love the slow life. Love Shropshire.

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You would think, wouldn't you, that the county in which the modern Olympic movement was founded (in a town called Much Wenlock) would be prone to being boastful. That the county would have a giant sign saying 'Birthplace of Darwin'. Or it would never stop broadcasting the fact that the Industrial Revolution began here in the workshops and forges of Ironbridge.

But this wouldn't be very Shropshire-like. This is a gentle, unspoiled place inhabited by warm, welcoming people who must wake up most days grinning at their good fortune.

Shropshire is located to the west of the region bordering Wales, and really feels like it's off the beaten track. It's full of fresh clean air and green open spaces. You'll discover the county town of Shrewsbury (birthplace of Darwin), half timbered buildings, little independent shops and tea rooms. Not a single mega store.

Meanwhile, and not too far away, there is Ludlow. Recently named the greatest town in Britain and England's finest market town - it's famous for its country events and excellent food, and home to an enchanting castle.

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