Things to Do in and around Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock

Come and explore this gem of a historic Medieval town with its Priory (English Heritage) and Olympic connections: the little Museum in the town square is a must. While in the town visit the Guild Hall which dates back to 1540.  William Penny Brooks, the inspiration of the Modern Olympic Movement was buried in the Church yard and there is an Olympic trail you can follow around the town.  We have a Pottery and two excellent book shops together with many independent shops which bring people from the surrounding areas into the town.

Eating in Much Wenlock

From the Manor House you are within a couple of minutes of the centre of the town.  There are several coffee shops to stop for a drink and cake in and for evening meals you can try The George and Dragon where you will get an excellent choice of beers in a traditional pub.  On the High Street choose between the George and Dragon, The Talbot, Bilash and the Gaskell at the top end of the Street.  If you want a more relaxed meal try the Raven Hotel with its 2AA Rosette fine dinning either in the restaurant with A la Carte menu or in Lounge.

Ironbridge 

Ironbridge is some 5 miles from the Manor House and is an award winning World Heritage Site.  The iron bridge has just been restored to its former glory and stands proud in the centre of the town. The site is made up of 10 museums which include  Blists Hill Victorian Town, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalport China Museum and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

Severn Valley Railway 

For a scenic ride why not travel on the Heritage Severn Valley Steam Railway from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster taking in some of Shropshire’s best countryside. Check the Severn Valley Railway website for special days and events.

Historic Houses

Within 15 minutes drive of The Manor House you can visit Attingham Park (one of The National Trusts most visited houses), Dudmaston, Benthall Hall, Sunnycroft and Wilderhope Manon (the first Youth Hostel in the Country). If you are happy to travel a bit further why not visit Powis Castle with its magnificent gardens and Clive of India Museum.

Walking

There are many walks from The Manor House, either along Wenlock Edge or just around the Town.  You can take a circular walk from a couple of miles to ten or more; just ask me to point you in the right direction and you can borrow maps.  If you are happy to drive there are fantastic walks on and around the Long  Mynd with glorious views over Shropshire and Wales or why not climb The Wrekin?

Historic Sites

Wroxeter Roman remains (English Heritage) was once the forth largest city in Roman Britain.

Abbeys and Priories: Much Wenlock Priory, Buildwas Abbey, Haughmond Abbey

Visit Ludlow with its Castle in the middle of the town or browse the Farmers Market in the main square.

These are just a few suggestions of what to see and do, but for more ideas just ask and I am very happy to give pointers such as David Austin Roses (wonderful garden), Hencote Vineyard, Cosford Air Museum (free) and our lovely Shropshire towns. 

  

 

 


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