Things to do around Garden Cottage & Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock Priory Ruins in beautiful snowy landscape

The small medieval market town of  Much Wenlock is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside and 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, half-timbered buildings and limestone cottages. There is an interesting mixture of independent shops and regular markets where you can buy fresh farm produce and delicious home-made 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, the inspiration behind the modern Olympic movement.

Country walking along scenic wenlock edge

If you like to walk there are numerous pathways to explore leading from the town and the Stretton Hills and Offa’s Dyke are within easy reach by car.
Nearby, visit the World Heritage site at Ironbridge, the lovely medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow or take a trip by steam train on the Severn Valley Railway from Bridgnorth.