Much Wenlock is an attractive small market town, located mid way between Shrewsbury and Telford. A typical quintessential ‘olde’ English town with many independent shops offering a variety of goods and gifts.
There is a good choice when it comes to dining out too, with a number of friendly Inns, cafes and restaurants to choose from – all within a short stroll away.
One of the best know attractions in Much wedlock is Wenlock Priory. Now owned by English Heritage it’s a stunning example of monastic ruins and a must see during any stay in Much Wenlock.
The Wenlock Olympian Games began in 1850 and are still held every year in the town which are globally recognised as the inspiration of the modern day Olympic Games. Visit the towns museum and discover how Dr. William Penny Brookes founded the games and how they led to their modern day equivalent.
Wenlock Edge is a limestone escarpment that rises gently from the town. It’s a fossil hunters playground as it was formed as coral reefs somewhere south of the Equator some 425 million years ago. It also provides miles of countryside walking and cycle trails.
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