A magnificent 18th-century country house in classical style, Attingham Park is set in a wonderful parkland landscaped by Humphrey Repton. The house was built by George Steuart in 1785 for Lord Berwick, and the property remained in the Berwick family for eight generations. nr Shrewsbury, Attingham, Shropshire, England, SY4 4TP
Benthall Hall is a beautiful Elizabethan house with lavishly decorated interiors. There is some dispute over when exactly the house was built - some sources claim 1535, but a more likely date is around 1583, which is much more in line with the style of the house. Broseley, Shropshire, England, TF12 5RX
Cronkhill was architect John Nash's first attempt at designing an Italianate villa. Nash built Cronkhill in 1805 for Lord Berwick of Attingham Park, and as in most of his work, Cronkhil is ebullient, enthusiastic, and intended to get noticed. Atcham, nr Shrewsbury, Atcham, Shropshire, England, SY5 6JP
Dudmaston is a 17th-century country house in Queen Anne style, built by Sir Thomas Wolryche (1672-1701) and filled with a superb art collection, including ceramics and Dutch art. The Hall was built around 1695-1700, with some remodelling in the period between 1820 and 1840. It is not known for certain who designed the house, but Francis Smith of Warwick is one reasonable theory. Quatt, Shropshire, England, WV15 6QN
Longner Hall is a Regency house designed for the Burton family by John Nash in 1803. The house is a fine example of the Tudor Gothic style and stands in grounds laid out by Humphrey Repton. The highlight of Longner is the plaster fan vaulting of the principle interior rooms, and there is also a large collection of 19th century stained glass. Uffington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, SY4 4TG
Moreton Corbet Castle encompasses the remains of a 12th-century moated castle and the exquisite shell of an Elizabethan mansion built to replace the medieval castle. The first castle was constructed as an earthwork enclosure with a moat, and a keep in the north-west of the enclosure. The castle is attributed to a nobleman by the name of Bartholomew Torret. Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, England, SY4 4DW
At Shipton Hall, an attractive mix of historic buildings is grouped about an Elizabethan manor house. Beside the manor are a walled garden, a medieval dovecote, a fine Georgian stable, and the Saxon parish church. The interiors of Shipton Hall feature exquisite rococo decoration by Thomas Pritchard, the architect responsible for designing the famous Iron Bridge across the Severn at Coalbrookdale. Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England, TF13 6JZ
Stokesay Castle is a fortified manor begun in 1281 by Lawrence of Ludlow, a wealthy wool merchant, incorporating parts of older buildings. Stokesay was built at a time when the long border wars between the Welsh and English were, if not ending, at least entering a more peaceful phase.
A beautiful Tudor house fronted by one of the finest 16th-century gatehouses in England. The original house at Upton Cressett dates to the 14th century, and huge timber beams from the medieval house are incorporated into the later Elizabethan Hall. Upton Cressett, Shropshire, England, WV16 6UH
An elegant Georgian country house owned by Clive of India, Walcot Hall dates to the Elizabethan period, but the original house was remodelled after Clive purchased the estate on the advice of his uncle, Sir Francis Dashwood of Hellfire Club fame. Lydbury North, Shropshire, England, SY7 8AZ
The Talbot Hotel is a traditional 16th century coaching inn and has been recently refurbished to modern standards throughout. It has a contemporary bar and restaurant which offer a delightful traditional menu and a fine choice of ales and 8 en-suite letting rooms.