The beautiful black and 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 buildings dating back to the 1500s. 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 Arms 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

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.

We are proud to be members of Much Wenlock Tourism, Shropshire TourismIronbridge Tourism and Telford Tourism.

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