Welcome to the dramatic scenery of the Shropshire Hills and its six market towns of Ludlow, Bishop’s Castle, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Clun and Craven Arms. While Ludlow is the district’s ‘capital’ the others have plenty to occupy the visitor with speciality shops, good food and local ale and places of interest like Stokesay Castle and the ‘Land of Lost Content’ nostalgia museum. Events and festivals play an important part in town life and details can be found on this site by clicking here.
Getting to this area couldn’t be easier with hourly trains on the Cardiff to Manchester route serving Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow. The A49 trunk road winds through the valleys from North to South on its way from Shrewsbury to Hereford.
While you are spending time with us enjoy a trip on the scenic Heart of Wales line, which offers a chance to explore some of the most rural parts of the Principality. Take a Shropshire Hills Shuttle Bus up into some spectacular scenery to enjoy a walk in one of Britain’s finest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The celebrated poet A.E. Housman called them the Blue Remembered Hills and Oscar-winning screen-writer and playwright John Osborne found inspiration in them in his later life.
Finding a place to stay is easy with our searchable database of AA and VisitBritian quality inspected accommodation. The Visitor Information Centres at Ludlow and Church Stretton are ready to offer help in planning your itinerary.
Ludlow and the Shropshire Hills are the perfect locations for a relaxing country holiday to discover a secret part of England.
Within South Shropshire are:- Shropshire’s gastronomic capital Ludlow, the Alpine like setting of Church Stretton, which is now an award winning Walkers are Welcome town, Bishops Castle famed for it’s microbrewery, Cleobury Mortimer, Craven Arms and Clun, immortalised by A.E. Housman. Each couldn’t be more different or distinctive. Real shopping in proper shops, lively street markets, antique markets, specialist food shops, art and craft galleries – all give retail therapy Shropshire style.
Competa Holidays have been offering self-catering villas in this beautiful part of Andalucia since 1996.
Having been the owners of the very successful Riverside Inn at Aymestrey, Herefordshire, for a number of years, Val and Steve Bowen came to live in Competa and develop the business full time in 2001.
Their attention to detail, and desire to create a warm and welcoming approach to their customers has a been a major factor in the success of the business, with many guests returning year after year.
Val and Steve aim to take the stress out of organising your holiday by providing a service that caters for the individual requirements of each customer. Advising on flights, arranging car hire or airport transfers, and welcoming you to the villas, are all part of the service.
Whilst here, they will arrange activities for you, tickets to the Alhambra in Granada, advise on places to visit, and generally be on hand to ensure that your holiday is as enjoyable as possible.
All the villas have been chosen for their position and quality, all are maintained and furnished to a very high standard, and a “welcome pack” is provided for each guest, so at least when you arrive, there is something to eat, and more importantly, a beer and a glass of wine!!
Please take the time to browse through this web site, the information contained here will give you a feel for the area, and, hopefully, be of help to you during your stay.
We do hope that you like what you see, and very much look forward to welcoming you to Competa in the future.
Being self styled ‘virtual-foodies’ means that we have alot to say about food. Eat-the-midlands is one of the places we do it. Previously top food review website, listing all the Birmingham Post food reviews, we are now about all things foodie in the Midlands.
We want to hear what you think about food, in the Midlands, and UK wide. Whether it be your favourite pub food, restaurant, deli or chippie, or maybe your local producer, supplier or provider let us know.
Not only are we ‘virtual-foodies‘ but we also spend our days helping promote real foodies, such as the aforementioned restaurants, to people like you through our sister websites:
We offer various activities in order to invite our guests to Swedish culture. Our goal is to inspire and offer good service as well as an unforgettable visit.
This site is also the insperation for my own site as you will see thanks Krake!