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SHORT BREAK, SHROPSHIRE ,ENGLAND.

Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

--- I call this a Short break, really it is a 2 night stay in Shrewsbury ,in the English Midlands, on my way to South of Wales UK. I stayed at a Guest House near the Railway Station, having travelled from York by train. I did't know much about Shrewsbury or Ludlow, so
it was a pleasant surprise of both places. Both places are in the County of Shropshire
England. Shrewsbury is a large Market town, on the river Severn. Altitude is 71m.
the distance from London is 150 miles. The country of Wales is 9 miles to the border. - Shrewsbury centre
is a medieval plan. Several timber framed buildings and a red bricked Castle, a fortification from 1074 AD, situated above the rail station. Shrewsbury is the birthplace of Charles Robert Darwin, he was born in 1809. He was an English Naturalist. - Two hundred years after is birth , a huge sculpture was erected in Mardol Gardens near the river. There is also a fine statue of him in front of his former school, now a library. --- I took the train to Ludlow, about a 30 minute ride,.SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND.   Railway  station.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND. Railway station.

SHREWSBURY  ENGLAND.--Red  brick  castle.

SHREWSBURY ENGLAND.--Red brick castle.

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND  ----   Red  bricked  Castle,  above the  rail  station.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND ---- Red bricked Castle, above the rail station.

SHREWSBURY  ENGLAND.

SHREWSBURY ENGLAND.

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND.  ---  The county town  of  Shropshire.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND. --- The county town of Shropshire.

SHREWSBURY  ENGLAND.

SHREWSBURY ENGLAND.

SHREWSBURY  ENGLAND.

SHREWSBURY ENGLAND.

SHREWSBURY  ENGLAND. --  The  Square.

SHREWSBURY ENGLAND. -- The Square.

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND.--  Grope  Lane.--  Associated  with  prostitution in about  1324.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND.-- Grope Lane.-- Associated with prostitution in about 1324.

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND.     Fish  street.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND. Fish street.

SHREWSBURY  ENGLAND.  -- Three  Fishes  Inn.   Timber  building  from  16th  century.

SHREWSBURY ENGLAND. -- Three Fishes Inn. Timber building from 16th century.

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND.    --  Abbots  House  from  1450.  In  Butchers  Row.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND. -- Abbots House from 1450. In Butchers Row.

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND.    Butchers  Row.------ On Yer  Bike !

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND. Butchers Row.------ On Yer Bike !

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND.

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND.  Statue  of  Charles  Darwin in  front of  his  former  School.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND. Statue of Charles Darwin in front of his former School.

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND.

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND. ---  Quantum  Leap in Mardol  Gardens, to mark Charles  Darwins bicentenary.  The  sculpture represents Darwins scientific ideas . Sculture is  12m  high  and 17m  long.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND. --- Quantum Leap in Mardol Gardens, to mark Charles Darwins bicentenary. The sculpture represents Darwins scientific ideas . Sculture is 12m high and 17m long.

SHREWSBURY,  ENGLAND.   Welsh  Bridge. --Masonry  bridge over  river  Severn, built  1793 - 1795. ---  There is an  English  bridge  also.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND. Welsh Bridge. --Masonry bridge over river Severn, built 1793 - 1795. --- There is an English bridge also.

SHREWSBURY ,  ENGLAND.--  River  cruise  on  river  Severn.

SHREWSBURY , ENGLAND.-- River cruise on river Severn.

---- Ludlow is 28 miles from Shrewsbury. Population is
about 10,300. The church of St, Laurence is the largest in the County of Shropshire.
The Castle is from late 11th century. It is privately owned by the Earl of Powis, and
open to the public. The castle is a ruin. LUDLOW  ENGLAND. --  St Laurence  church, from  Norman  times..  The  largest  Parish  church  in  Shropshire.

LUDLOW ENGLAND. -- St Laurence church, from Norman times.. The largest Parish church in Shropshire.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.--  Broad  Street  and King  Street.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND.-- Broad Street and King Street.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND.    --  Inside  a  pub.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND. -- Inside a pub.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND. ---  In  a  Ludlow  pub.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND. --- In a Ludlow pub.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND

LUDLOW, ENGLAND

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND ---  River  Terne.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND --- River Terne.

LUDLOW  ENGLAND.  --  Broad  Gate, on  the  Southside, only  remaining Gate.

LUDLOW ENGLAND. -- Broad Gate, on the Southside, only remaining Gate.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND. --  The  Buttercross built 1743 -  1746 at  the  top of Broad  Street.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND. -- The Buttercross built 1743 - 1746 at the top of Broad Street.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.  ---   Castle

LUDLOW, ENGLAND. --- Castle

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.  ---   Castle  and  Grounds.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND. --- Castle and Grounds.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.  ---  Castle  ruin.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND. --- Castle ruin.

LUDLOW  ENGLAND. --   Entrance  to  Castle.

LUDLOW ENGLAND. -- Entrance to Castle.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.  -- "  Fire  "

LUDLOW, ENGLAND. -- " Fire "

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND,    --  Market  in Castle  St.  Square.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND, -- Market in Castle St. Square.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.  --Open  Air   Market.   --    Monday, Wednesday,Friday and  Saturday.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND. --Open Air Market. -- Monday, Wednesday,Friday and Saturday.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.    Buttercross.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND. Buttercross.

LUDLOW,  ENGLAND.  --  Ye  Olde Bullring  Tavern.

LUDLOW, ENGLAND. -- Ye Olde Bullring Tavern.

LUDLOW  ENGLAND,. --  Feathers  hotel.

LUDLOW ENGLAND,. -- Feathers hotel.

Close to the Welsh border.

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