Local Towns

Please find below a list of local towns that we would recommend as 'worth a visit' whilst staying with us at The Gaskell Arms.

For more information on local towns in the area please click on the link below:



Ludlow has many things to offer both visitors and locals - from visiting the many historic buildings in the town to a meal at one of Ludlow's many renowned eating places. Those who like to shop will enjoy the many and varied independent shops selling a wide range of goods. Antique collectors, book worms and art enthusiasts will also find plenty to do...


Distance from hotel: 20 miles / 35 minutes approximately


Town centre shopping as you have longed for it to be - a destination on your doorstep. Stylish shops, restaurants of repute, its architectural elegance creates a place to shop, eat, meet and enjoy... 


Distance from hotel: 17 miles / 30 minutes approximately


There are ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the wild River Severn - still spanned by the world's first Iron Bridge.

See the products that set industry on its path and the machines that made them. Watch and talk to the Museums' craftsmen and costumed demonstrators as they work iron, fashion china and glass, and bring alive the people who lived and worked here.


Distance from hotel: 6 miles / 15 minutes approximately


Bridgnorth, in reality, is two towns: the High Town (good views down) and the Low Town (good views up). Now connected by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain.

The Low Town was once a thriving port along the banks of the River Severn, while the High Town held the castle, the churches, and many fine 16th and 17th century mansions...


Distance from hotel: 8 miles / 15 minutes approximately

Much Wenlock & The Surrounding Area

The beautiful "Black & White" town of Much Wenlock is located in the heart of Shropshire and an ideal base to tour both the historic town and the surrounding countryside.

Much Wenlock is steeped in history with many building dating back to the 1500's. On the outskirts, within easy walking distance from the Gaskell Arms, lies the dramatic 12th century ruins of Wenlock Priory.

The town was the home of Dr William Penny Brookes, one of the most influential pioneers of the modern day Olympic Games and in fact the oak beamed restaurant in the Gaskell is the place where Dr Brookes held many of his meetings. For more information on how Much Wenlock influenced the development of the modern Olympic Games visit www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk

The surrounding area is excellent walking territory. The Jack Mytton Way skirts the town and there are many excellent trails nearby, including the spectacular Wenlock Edge.

The hotel is within easy reach of a huge selection of Visitor Attractions, including the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Centre with its numerous museums. The county town of Shrewsbury is only 12 miles away, whilst the medieval country town of Ludlow is just a short drive through the Corvedale Valley.


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The Gaskell Arms Hotel & Restaurant, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6AQ