Craven Arms

Craven Arms is a small town and civil parish in Shropshire, England, on the A49 road and the Welsh Marches railway line, which link it north and south to the larger towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow respectively. The Heart of Wales railway line joins the Welsh Marches line at Craven Arms and the town has a small railway station. The town is enclosed to the north by the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and to the south is the fortified manor house of Stokesay Castle.

Craven Arms is a market town for the surrounding rural area, with a number of shops, banks, estate agents, a supermarket, an abattoir and many commercial/light industrial businesses. It is also a visitor destination, being home or nearby to a number of attractions, and being central for visitors to the area of outstanding natural beauty. It describes itself as the "Gateway to the Marches".

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Bishops Castle Railway - History - Opening
... In 1860 a railway to link Bishop's Castle with Craven Arms was first mooted ... started the following year, but only from Craven Arms to Bishop's Castle ... Heath was partly completed, but that half faced the 'wrong way' for Craven Arms ...
... Stokesay is a historic hamlet in Shropshire, England just south of Craven Arms on the A49 road, also fleetingly visible from the Shrewsbury to Hereford Welsh Marches ... Less than a mile to the north is the small town of Craven Arms and 6 miles to the south east is the larger, historical market town of Ludlow ... a civil parish, which covered the land now taken up by Craven Arms ...
Sibdon Carwood - The Parish
... The parish forms part of the Church Stretton and Craven Arms electoral division of Shropshire Council, the local authority ... The eastern border of the parish is Watling Street, a Roman road - the other side of this lane is Craven Arms parish ... parish lies on the eastern slope of the hill, between the summit and the town of Craven Arms (where the River Onny flows through) Sibdon Castle itself ...

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