Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock is a small town in Shropshire.

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Wenlock Priory

Spectacular ruins located on the edge of the town which are the remains of a 12th-century church that belonged to the Cluniac monastery, refounded in 1079 and 1082, on the site of an earlier 7th century foundation, by Roger de Montgomery. It is thought to be the final resting place of St Milburga, whose bones were discovered during restoration work in 1101. Wenlock Priory is the perfect place to sit on a warm, mid-summer day and relax. The delightful grounds contain a well groomed collection of topiary.

Wenlock Edge

Take a walk along Wenlock Edge. Above the town rises the Wenlock Edge which provides glorious views. This 15 mile limestone escarpment was created when Shropshire could be found just south of the equator - some 400 million years ago. Looked after by the National Trust, The Edge and its ancient woodlands are excellent for walks, cycling and riding. Long distance routes like the Jack Mytton Way and Shropshire Way pass over Wenlock Edge.

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Holy Trinity Church

Much Wenlock's church is Norman and has a battlemented tower and Jacobean pulpit with carved panels, depicting, rather oddly, some two-tailed mermen.

Much Wenlock Museum and Visitor Centre

Houses a collection of memorabilia relating to the town and its townsfolk. It also houses a separate Olympic collection.

Wenlock Pottery B&B

Wenlock Pottery also offer budget accommodation that received 4 stars from the Shropshire Tourism board.

Wai Lai

Formerly known as Kam Boat, this takeaway restaurant is proficient in both English and Chinese food.

Benthall Hall

A 16th-century house with stunning interior and carefully restored plantsman's garden.

The Wenlock Smoothie

Café and smoothie shop with an interesting menu. Great for a break in the afternoon.

Wenlock Books

A superb independent bookshop with friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Broseley Pipe Works

A Victorian clay tobacco pipe works.

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