Craven Arms is a small quiet, sleepy market 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 is served by Craven Arms 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.
There are a number of shops, 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”. Craven Arms is located in South Shropshire on the main A49 Shrewsbury to Ludlow road. The name originates from the 17th century Craven Arms Inn and it was the creation of a major railway junction that stimulated growth of the settlement in Victorian times.
Nearby you will find the stunningly beautiful Stokesay Castle and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is just a short walk from the town centre.
In the town you will find the quirky, but highly entertaining Museum of Lost Content.