This little-know corner of England seems to have escaped all the stresses of the city. Well done Shropshire! Instead this historic county offers you the chance to rest up and explore medieval charms, vibrant market towns and beautiful countryside. Check out historic Shrewsbury or Ironbridge – where the Industrial Revolution took place. And Shropshire is a delight for foodies – the county is stuffed full of local produce and great eateries. With more than 20 bustling towns to explore, full of independent shops and quirky streets, and a thousand country walks linked them all together, this is a great place to retreat.