Friday, 7 March 2014

Shropshire born and bred

The Helitrip team are all Shropshire-born and are lucky enough to call this beautiful county home.
As our Shropshire helicopter pleasure flights are so popular with both local residents and visitors alike, we thought we would share what makes Shropshire such a special place to live:

1. Countryside – If your weekends are happily spent walking, cycling or horse-riding, Shropshire is home to some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside, canals and rivers. The famous Shropshire Hills which include The Stiperstone, The Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge and The Wrekin is proudly an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, perfect for wildlife spotters or those who are in search of some much needed R&R.

2. Heritage – Steeped in history, Shropshire is the birthplace of Charles Darwin, is home to the World- famous Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway, Acton Scott historic working farm and boasts over 30 castles; including Ludlow Castle, Stokesay Castle and Whittington Castle. The fourth largest city in Roman Britain is also a jewel in Shropshire’s crown, with Wroxeter Roman City providing an interesting insight into the lives of people during the 2nd century.

3. People – From the market stall traders to Shrewsbury’s Town Crier, you won’t get friendlier than Shropshire folk (although we may be slightly biased). Expect to hear unique local dialect including ‘nesh’, ‘bap’, ‘mithering’ and ‘mawkin’ amongst many others. We also can’t forget to mention some of Shropshire’s most famous citizens including horticulturists Percy Thrower and David Austin, engineer Thomas Telford and War Poet Wilfred Owen.

4. Food & Drink– Proud to be producing numerous real ales, cider and wines in its vineyards and microbreweries, Shropshire serves its local tipples in numerous ‘proper’ pubs across the county. If quality local food is more your thing, indulge in organic produce from Pimhill Farm, freshly picked vegetables from Apley Farm, Market Drayton gingerbread or the delicious ‘Shropshire Blue’ cheese.

5. Festivals – Shropshire hosts an event for every interest, from the magnificent Shrewsbury Flower Show, Ludlow Food Festival, Cosford Airshow, Shrewsbury Carnival, Church Stretton Arts Festival, ‘OsFest’ music festival and the annual Dragon Boat Festival – something for everyone.

See Shropshire’s unique history and beautiful countryside by helicopter. Helitrip offers a range of pleasure flight experiences across the county. Visit for more information.

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