Shropshire… Famous in most peoples minds for one thing and one thing only, namley being next to Wales. However Shropshire has several historical claims to fame (listed here in no particular order):
The Royal Oak.
Ironbridge, a.k.a. The Iron bridge a.k.a. The First Iron Bridge.
A. E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad
The oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.
Robert Clive, a.k.a. 'Clive of India'
Wilfred Owen, WWI era poet and writer