Why would you want to venture outside of the hotel grounds? But, if you do there is an exciting range of local attractions near Much Wenlock:
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The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge was hailed as a saint. Her relics were miraculously rediscovered here in 1101, attracting both pilgrims and prosperity to the priory.
Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles / 2 minutes approximately
Wroxeter Roman City
Roman name “Viroconium”, the excavated remains of the second largest Roman city in Britain. Impressive ruins include 2nd century baths and remains of a huge gateway. A replica Roman Town House is now open at Wroxeter, built as part of Channel 4’s entertaining TV series ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’.
Distance from hotel: 8 miles / 13 minutes approximately
The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Follow in the footsteps of millions of tourists who since 1779 have journeyed here to marvel at the world’s first cast-iron bridge.
Built by Abraham Darby III and now recognised as one of the great symbols of the Industrial Revolution, the remarkable structure still dominates the small town that bears its name.
The secrets of how and why it was built are revealed in an exhibition housed in the original Tollhouse on the south side of the Bridge.
Distance from hotel: 5.5 miles / 12 minutes approximately
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
Unique and historic Victorian Cliff Railway. Opened in 1892 to link High Town with Low Town and riverside quay. The oldest and steepest inland funicular railway in England.
Distance from hotel: 8.5 miles / 15 minutes approximately
Dudmaston Hall is a stunning National Trust property near Bridgnorth, surrounded by landscaped gardens and enchanted wooded parkland.
With nearly 900 years of history on display in the hall, as well as the surrounding grounds, which are perfect for exploring, there is something for all the family to enjoy at Dudmaston Hall.
Distance from hotel: 12 miles/ 20 minutes
Based on the outskirts of the county town of Shrewsbury, Attingham Park is formed by an 18th century mansion and estate run by the National Trust.
The stunning property is currently undergoing an extensive restoration project which is not to be missed for history and architecture enthusiasts, as the property is brought back to its former glory.
The grounds are the perfect place for the children to run off their excess energy with a natural play field, or to relax – in the Walled Garden.
Distance from hotel: 10 miles/ 20 minutes
Shropshire and the surrounding areas are bursting with leisure activities, including walks and trails, golf, horse riding and much much more.
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The Olympian Trail
Discover Much Wenlock’s Olympian heritage trail with a self-guided walk around the towm. The Olympian Trail leaflet is available at Visitor Information, The Guildhall and various shops.
Distance from hotel: 0.2 miles / 2 minutes approximately
Mill Farm Riding Centre
Lessons for every ability in our large outdoor all-weather school, individual and group lessons. DIY and full livery are available, as well as horses for loan.
Distance from hotel: 15 miles / 25 minutes approximately
Severn Valley Railway
Premier Heritage Railway operating on the beautiful Severn Valley line from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.
Distance from hotel: 8miles / 14 minutes approximately
Wenlock Edge is a long wooded escarpment stretching from The Wrekin to Craven Arms. The limestone ridge is the remains of a coral reef, so there are lots of opportunities for fossil hunting amongst the exposed rocks. The area is very popular with walkers and the National Trust own a seven mile stretch of the ridge.
Distance from hotel: 5 miles / 10 minutes approximately
There is so much for families to do in the area, however we don’t have room to list them all. We have selected a few below that may be of interest.
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Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
Cosford is one of the UK’s top aircraft museums. The huge site houses over 70 aircraft and a host of exhibitions and features, including the new Cold War exhibition.
Distance from hotel: 18 miles / 28 minutes approximately
The Edge Adventure Activities
Based on the outskirts of Much Wenlock, The Edge offers a huge range of activities including Quad Biking / Trekking, Mountain Boarding / Grass boarding, 4x Mountain Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Off Road Karting, Archery and Team Building Activities such as High Ropes, Zip Line and Orienteering.
Distance from hotel: 0.5 miles / 2 minutes approximately
Rays Farm Country Matters
A tranquil countryside haven with over 50 owls, many breeds of deer, goats and lots more friendly, cuddly animals. There is also a woodland walks with picnic areas and beautiful wood carvings, a tea room & gift shop.
Distance from hotel: 13 miles / 23 minutes approximately
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust group and one of the most popular attractions in Shropshire – a living outdoor museum where all the staff dress in period costume. Visit a host of restored Victorian buildings, shops, factories, schools to name just a few.
Distance from hotel: 9 miles / 18 minutes approximately
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