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MUCH WENLOCK

 


This small medieval market town surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside nestles at one end of the famous Wenlock Edge. It is a fascinating place to stay with its 12th Century Priory remains and 16th Century Guildhall, winding streets, half-timbered buildings and limestone cottages. There is an interesting mixture of small shops and regular open markets where you can buy fresh farm produce and delicious homemade cakes and preserves. Enjoy good food and real ale at the pubs, restaurants and tea shops and wander round the museum where you will find reference to Wenlock's most famous son Dr William Penny Brookes, who inspired the modern Olympic movement.

Much Wenlock hosts a lively and popular calendar of events throughout the year including the Much Wenlock Festival (biennial), Olympian Games and Live Arts Festival.

The Edge Arts Centre and Sports Centre located at the William Brookes School, offers a programme of film and entertainment, a superb six-lane swimming pool and gym facilities.

If you enjoy walking or cycling there are a large number of circular routes from the town through the beautiful Wenlock Edge countryside.

Places to visit nearby

IRONBRIDGE - 4 miles
A picturesque town and World Heritage Site clinging to the side of the Severn Gorge. Extensive museums charting the history of the Industrial Revolution including a Victorian village.


BRIDGNORTH - 8 miles
Impressive riverside setting, home of the Severn Valley Railway.The upper and lower town is linked by an unusual cliff railway.

SHREWSBURY - 12 miles
Shropshire's beautiful medieval county town. Famous for its annual flower show, fictional home of Brother Cadfael and birthplace of Charles Darwin.