For a small town, Much Wenlock offers an awful lot to do. Indeed, many guests taking a weekend break leave their car keys in the bedroom and spend all of their time here. There is an easy paced walk for those who simply want to soak in the atmosphere.
For those who prefer more detailed history, Much Wenlock can trace its ancestry to Roman times and has the famous Wenlock Priory dating from the 12 th and 13 th centuries. There’s the picture perfect Old Hall, amazingly built in just two days in 1577, and the equally impressive Reynard Mansion built in 1682 as well as the much more humble but evocative Squatters’ Cottage - not to mention the cobbled “shuts”, ancient thoroughfares that used to link various hostelries.
Nowadays, Much Wenlock is home to high quality independent dress shops, artists, galleries and antique shops as well as award winning butchers, bakers, country grocers and farmers’ markets that combine to provide a wonderfully relaxed and inspirational shopping experience.
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