The town that inspired the modern Olympic games, Much Wenlock is a beautiful quintessentially English Shropshire town. It is the home town of Dr William Penny Brookes, the man behind the modern Olympics and the founder of Wenlock Olympian Society.
Much Wenlock is awash with famous ruins, shops, monuments, stately homes and open countryside, making this town a town for the whole family. Fancy a historic day out? Fun for all the family. Discover the history behind the town at Much Wenlock’s museum or take a picnic to the picturesque ruins of Much Wenlock Priory. Only a short drive away from the town centre is the famous Ironbridge Gorge Museums, the birth place of the industrial revolution. Jump on board the Severn Valley Railway to explore Shropshire in all its glory.
The historic town of Much Wenlock is surrounded by country pubs, cafes and fine dining restaurants. Shropshire County Hotels and Inns offer a range of modern British food. Their Much Wenlock Hotel, The Raven Hotel, has a particular passion for food and has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes. So, whether you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere with some classic country food, a sophisticated evening out or even a quick bite to eat, stop by the Raven Hotel.
With transport links to Shrewsbury, Telford, Birmingham and Cannock, via bus, car and train, Much Wenlock is situated in the perfect location for a day out. Whether it’s shopping or with the family, Much Wenlock is central to Shrewsbury, Telford, Birmingham and Kidderminster.
Renowned for its breath-taking scenery, Wenlock Edge surrounds the town. A 15-mile-long limestone escarpment offering a long history of quarrying and industry. Wenlock Edge has inspired countless artists, poets and composers. In 2007 the beautiful landscape was listed as one of the ‘seven wonders’ of the West Midlands.
Walk through Much Wenlock’s town centre and you’re surrounded by a selection of traditional shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs -most of which can be found in medieval Georgian and Victorian buildings.
The Raven Hotel and restaurant is one of Shropshire’s grand hotels combing historic granary barns, ancient almshouses and Much Wenlock’s original forge to its design. Don’t miss out on visiting the Raven Hotel and explore all that Much Wenlock has to offer.
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