Craven Arms

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Craven Arms
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Corvedale Road, Craven Arms
Population2,289 (2011 census)
Civil parish
  • Craven Arms
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSY7
Dialling code01588
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places

Craven Arms is a small market town and civil parish in the county of Shropshire, England. It is located south of the county town of Shrewsbury and north of Ludlow. The population of the town in the 2011 census was 2,289.

It is a relatively new town (compared to other places in Shropshire), being only a small village called Newton on a 1695 map.

It is located in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is the site of the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. The River Onny flows to the town's east.

The town has a railway station that provides direct trains to Shrewsbury, Manchester, North Wales and South Wales. The Heart of Wales railway line joins the Welsh Marches line just outside the town's station.

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