Market Drayton is a historic market town residing in the middle of Shropshire’s diary country in North Shropshire. Market Drayton holds an excellent central location, nearing the Welsh and Staffordshire borders.
The town received its name from the weekly market that has taken place every Wednesday for 759 years in the pedestrianised heart of the town. Walk through the towns historic character and you are submerged with a mixture of Victorian and Georgian half-timbered buildings towering over the streets.
Famously known as the home of Gingerbread, Draytoniers descendants were historically known to dunk their gingerbread into a glass of Port or Tea before eating them. Market Drayton’s gingerbread trade dates back to the 20th century and is said to be linked to the spice trade route ‘Clive of India’.
Billington’s Gingerbread is the oldest gingerbread shop in the country and has been selling their special gingerbread for over 200 years. Pop in and taste the gingerbread for yourself!
Shropshire is famous for its scenic countryside, providing a variety of superb walking routes. Market Drayton doesn’t disappoint with its selection of bridle paths and canal towpaths offering beautiful walks throughout the year. To find the best walking paths, get in touch with Shropshire County Hotels and Inns.
Fancy a pint? Since 2000, Market Drayton has been the official brewery of Joules beer and boasts an excellent prize-winning title as one of the best breweries in the Midlands. Beneath Market Drayton runs pure water which is used as the source for Joules beer. The brewery holds a number of Shropshire’s famous ales such as; Joules, Slumbering Monk and Joules Blonde. Why not pop into any one of Shropshire County Hotels and Inns and get a taste of one of Shropshire’s famous Joules beers.
Shropshire has a fantastic history of canals surrounded with large open land to explore. Shropshire Union Canal runs through the town, running from the large town of Wolverhampton in the Midlands up north toward Cheshire, the River Mersey and Ellesmere Port. It is one of the most scenic canal routes and is widely cherished amongst people across the county.
Don’t miss your chance to visit the peaceful town of Market Drayton, stay in a luxurious medieval hotel specifically designed to provide comfort and entertainment to all its guests. Staff at Goldstone Hall Hotel are always on hand to supply you with the best places to visit in Market Drayton, best pubs to enjoy a Joules beer and the best scenic walks.
Shropshire County Hotels and Inns provide the perfect accommodation throughout Market Drayton and the whole of Shropshire. For ideas on great events to attend, things to do and places to visit in Market Drayton, start your visit at Shropshire County Hotel or Inns.
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