Local amenities
and attractions

Moving to a new area can be an incredibly exciting time, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy discovering everything the local area has to offer!

To help you make the transition as smooth as possible, we’ve put together a few of our favourite spots local to Presthope Grange. From shopping and garden centres to doctors surgeries, and everything in between. We’re here to give you some idea of what you can look forward to when buying a park home in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

attractions

Acton Scott Historic Farm

Situated in the estate’s 18th century Home Farm buildings, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is a wonderful attraction for all the family. Everyday life on an upland farm at the turn of the 20th Century. Daily demonstrations by costumed staff.

Much Wenlock Priory

The spectacular ruins of Wenlock Priory are the remains of a 12th Century church that belonged to the Cluniac monastery, re-founded in 1079 and 1082, on the site of an earlier 7th Century foundation, by Roger de Montgomery.

Wenlock Edge

A stunning limestone escarpment near Much Wenlock. It is over 19 miles long, running SW to NE between Craven Arms and Much Wenlock, and is about 1083ft above sea level. Deciduous woodland runs along it covering much of the steep slopes and in parts is very well preserved.

Stokesay Castle

The finest and best-preserved 13th Century fortified Manor house in England. Set amid peaceful countryside near the Welsh border, it forms an outstandingly picturesque group with its timber framed gatehouse and the parish church.

Severn Valley Railway

A glorious 16 mile steam railway which travels between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. The line is within sight of the River Severn for most of the journey and passes through beautiful countryside along the way. Special events throughout the year appeal to all ages.

Attingham Park

The ancestral home of the Berwick family for over 160 years. Each generation has left its unique mark on the house, which vividly recalls the England of Jane Austen. The huge mansion is set in a magnificent deer park, artfully landscaped by the Great Humphrey Repton.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are an industrial heritage organisation and are a series of ten amazing museums located in the spectacular and beautiful Ironbridge Gorge, near Telford in Shropshire. You are guaranteed a fun, full and exciting day out for people of all ages.

Benthall Hall

Situated on a plateau above the gorge of the River Severn. Benthall Hall is a fine stonehouse which has mullioned and transom windows and a stunning interior with carved oak staircase, decorated plaster ceilings and oak panelling. A truly magnificent building.

Tourist Information Centre

The Shropshire town of Much Wenlock is a quintessentially English town. It has one visitor information centre. For details on places to stay, restaurant recommendations and things to see and do in Much Wenlock and the surrounding area, please contact 01952 727679.

Food and Drink

A. Ryan & Son

Its been widely said that A Ryan & Son’s butchers is probably the best butchers in Britain. You only have to see the queues outside to realise just how popular it is with locals and tourists alike. From the superb quality meats to the reasonable prices, I think you’ll agree it will be worth the wait! 60 High Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6AE

Brompton Cookery School

Brompton Cookery School is managed and run by Marcus and Jenny Bean and is located on the edge of the Attingham Estate, near Shrewsbury. The Independently run cookery school is the perfect environment for cookery enthusiasts or novices to develop their culinary skills.

The Copper Kettle

The Copper Kettle Tea Rooms & Restaurant, is a traditional family run business located in Much Wenlock’s historic High Street. The regular menu is supplemented with a range of daily specials, homemade cakes, scones and puddings, all prepared on the premises using locally sourced supplies.

The George & Dragon Inn

Are you looking for a dog friendly pub in Much Wenlock for some freshly cooked food or a cold refreshing beer? When you’re looking for a relaxing, traditional country pub for Sunday lunch or a quiet drink with friends, look no further than The George and Dragon here in wonderful Shropshire.

Fitness and Recreational Activities

Painting

Running a very popular 4 hour workshops most Saturdays throughout the year. You will complete the painting during the ONE 4 (ish) hour session. Suitable for people who have never held a brush in their hand before through to people who have painted for years!

Clubs and Society’s

There are a vast array of clubs and society’s in Much Wenlock – from local walking groups to choirs you’ll be sure to find something you’ll enjoy. It’s also a great way to meet new friends, who have similar interests and to make it easier we’ve found a whole bunch of clubs to help you get started!

The Edge Arts Centre

The Edge Arts Centre is a vibrant rural community arts centre in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.  The Edge Arts Centre utilises the facilities with weekly Cinema nights, National Theatre Live and New York Opera satellite transmissions, Music, Theatre and Dance productions and top name Comedians. Farley Road, William Brookes School, Much Wenlock, TF13 6NB TF13

Walking

What better way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Shropshire Hills than to go for a walk? It’s a great thing also for exercise, relaxation and exploration.

Swimming

Catering for all swimmers, whether you’re an early bird swimmer, looking for an adult swim session or looking for a fun splash session with the family, there’s a slot specifically for you!

Bowling Club

Much Wenlock Bowling Club provides competitive, league and social crown green bowling for players of all ages and abilities.  Gaskell Recreation Ground. Station Road, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6JE

Fitness

From circuits to spinning there’s plenty of classes at the leisure centre to help burn off those holiday treats!

Shopping

Gardening Centre

There’s so much to enjoy when you visit Percy’s they have a huge range of top-quality plants, from perennials to annuals, fruit bushes to vegetables, shrubs, bulbs and seeds – and all the tools and other gardening equipment you’ll need. Plus compost, fertiliser, landscaping materials, garden furniture, lighting and wildlife food and feeders. In The Greenhouse, their expert team can give you some great tips and advice. And they’re ideal for a family day out, with a soft play area for children, a homeware and gift shop, Botanic Kitchen restaurant and Coffee Ground cafe. Thrower Road,Shrewsbury, SY2 6RH

Dobbies Garden World

For 150 years, the Dobbies name has stood for quality horticulture. During this time they’ve been proud to provide the very best products and expert advice to gardeners throughout the UK. Today Dobbies is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre retailers and have one of the biggest and best ranges of quality plants and gardening equipment around. You don’t have to be an avid gardener to enjoy Dobbies because, as well as having everything to make your garden grow, they have everything you need to simply relax and enjoy your garden – and much more.

Plant Centre

Situated 2 miles outside the medieval market town of Much Wenlock overlooking the Wenlock Edge between Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. Harley Nursery is a garden centre offering hedging, fruit trees, soft fruit bushes plus over 100 varieties of ornamental tree. Their 6-acre site is renowned for its fruit trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants and hedging. They pride themselves in providing the personal service of a family business. Harley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6LNT

Local Services

Much Wenlock Doctors Surgery

Surgery Times Open Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 6.00pm, appointments also available 6.30pm – 8.30pm Monday evenings only (by appointment only) Kingsway Lodge, King Street, Much Wenlock, TF13 6BL Tel: 01952 726011

Bus Timetable

Are you thinking about visiting Much Wenlock? Perhaps you already live in this great town but need to get around without the hassle of parking or the expense of petrol? At Arriva we know travel and we know Much Wenlock, so take a few moments and read through our carefully created guide to attractions and travelling in this great town.