Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock is a traditional medieval market town set in the beautiful rural countryside of Shropshire. It has a charming and quaint appeal and is great place to get away from the hustle and bustle. 

Fancy a relaxing day out with a spot of shopping and lunch? Why not take a stroll around the town where you will find a great selection of traditional and independent shops, cafes and public houses for you to enjoy.

Interested in finding out more about the town? Much Wenlock is teeming with history! Take a look at The Guildhall which dates from 1540, or the Wenlock Priory, some parts of which date back to 1140! 

Find out about Much Wenlock’s part in the birth of the modern Olympic Games. Much Wenlock was the birthplace of Dr William Penny Brookes who founded the ‘Much Wenlock Olympics’ and campaigned internationally for the revival of the ancient Greek Games.  You may recall the ‘Wenlock’ mascot from the 2012 Olympic Games?  Why not check out the Olympic trail)?

For those who love walking there are lots of beautiful walks both in the town and in the surrounding Shropshire countryside, including Wenlock Edge where the views are stunning.

A great starting place to help plan your trip is the Much Wenlock Museum (right opposite Penny-Farthing) visit either in person, or via their website, to find out where to go and what to see, as well as learning more about the history of the town.

Much Wenlock is within easy reach from both Telford and Shrewsbury and has plenty of parking, which doesn’t cost a fortune and is free on Sundays!

There is plenty to do and lots to explore – something for everyone.

Hope to see you soon!