Wild landscapes and turbulent history. The stuff of myths and legends. Shropshire is a centre for the revival of the ancient art of storytelling with an international storytelling festival and a museum of myths and fables.
Mad Jack Mytton, Wild Edric, the real King Arthur and the wicked witch Mitchell are just some of the Shropshire characters you can encounter - who needs fiction when reality is much more frightening?
Mythstories - a museum of myth and fables in Wem and the International Storytelling Festival near Much Wenlock, held in July, help unlock our past. Ghost trails in Shrewsbury will also take you around the network of shuts and passages.
Shropshire's scenery, history and legends have inspired the poetry of A.E. Housman (A Shropshire Lad) and Wilfred Owen, the novels of Mary Webb and D. H. Lawrence and the children's books by Malcolm Saville (The Lone Piners) and many others besides.
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