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Living & Working in Shropshire After You Leave University

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Living in Shropshire

Shropshire is a rural county on the England-Wales border. It is sparsely populated with hills, rivers and valleys – there are no cities, meaning you can immerse yourself in a rural lifestyle. Scientist Charles Darwin, who came up with the theory of evolution, is also famously from Shropshire - the county have an annual festival dedicated to him to celebrate independent thinking.

Shropshire Jobs


Transport in Shropshire

Virgin Trains run a direct service between Shrewsbury and London Euston, taking just two and a half hours. The Cambrian Line links the county town with mid-Wales. There are also the Chester, Wrexham and Shrewsbury Line allowing you to travel between Chirk, Gobowen and Shrewsbury.

Travelling by car is also fairly easy, as the A5 and M54 run between Wolverhampton to Telford. The A49 acts as the main road through south Shropshire, running between Shrewsbury and Herefordshire.

Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester airports are all within an hour drive meaning that flying is also an easy option.

Renting Prices in Shropshire

The average cost of renting a one-bedroom property in Shropshire is £458 per calendar month, compared to a two-bedroom property that will cost an average of £582 pcm. The average cost of renting a house in the county is £732 pcm.

Nightlife in Shropshire

Being a rural county, you’re far more likely to find a traditional pub than a nightclub in Shropshire. One noteworthy pub is The Kings Head in Bridgnorth, serving local cask ales in a Grade II-listed, 16th-century coaching inn.

Notable Attractions in Shropshire

There are many historical attractions in Shropshire, including Ludlow Castle, The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Severn Valley Railway, and the ancient roman city of Wroxeter.

Education Institutions in Shropshire

Shropshire College
University Centre Shrewsbury
Concord College
Harper Adams University

Celebrities from Shropshire

Scientist Charles Darwin is famously from Shropshire. Additionally, World War I poet, Wilfred Owen is also from Shropshire – born in Oswestry and eventually moving to Monkmoor.