Its church dates back to Norman times and features an original Norman font, a timber framed bellcote and a shingled spire, and some of the houses, which include several thatched cottages, are more than 600 years old.
Manor Farm house is a fine example of a timber framed house and was partly stone faced in 1775. Bedstone Court is a more flamboyant black-and-white mansion, built in 1884, designed by Thomas Harris for Henry Ripley, MP and is a calendar house with 365 windows, 52 rooms and 12 chimneys. It was heavily damaged by a fire in 1997 but was restored and is still in use as Bedstone College.
Bedstone is home to a private boarding school, Bedstone College, which is run by a non-profit educational trust. Famous former pupils include Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees, now Baron Ludlow, and explorer Monty Halls.
Judged by GCSE results, this is the 2nd best non-selective school in Shropshire and 6th overall.