Shropshire is close, quite big and, generally, reasonably nice. The better-known attractions are, er, better-known... However, there may be some lesser-known ones that might be of interest to others on here. Today, by chance, I was picking up an eBay purchase next to Nesscliffe Hill Country Park, just off the A5 past Shrewsbury. It looked worth a wander round and turned out to be a very interesting place - with scenic views, flora and fauna, geology, archaeology, etc. If you're stuck for an hour or two in the area on a decent day, then I would recommend it, although you do need to be fairly sure-footed. Another point would be worth making - of the thirty or so people I interacted with, from about five through teenagers to ninety years of age, everybody was nice - not just bearable, but actually nice.