Here you will find information about visiting Church Stretton, a historic market town located on The Marches or the border between England and Wales.
Located inside the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town is known for its walking trails, its variety of nature-based activities including gliding, golfing, cycling and hiking, as well as, its contrasting landscape of valleys, woodlands, and volcanic hills.
Founded thousands of years ago, Church Stretton has a rich historical past, most of which remains intact and can be explored in a range of ways, most notably on its walking trails and the almost 30 miles of bridleways which can be covered by bicycle or on horseback.
Staying in one of the town’s cottages or bed and breakfast facilities can introduce visitors to the town’s unique personality that is said to be authentically Edwardian. This is supported by the continued existence of the town’s tea rooms and antique shops. Unique attractions include the first Norman church that retains a rare carved pagan fertility symbol, ‘a Sheelagh na Eigh,’ and the Caer Caradoc Fort located in the hills to the east.
Good transportation services connect Church Stretton to London which is three hours way by train and Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool, which can be accessed by bus, train and airport connections.
Use this site to find out how to get to Church Stretton, more about the town’s long history, the best places to visit and the many fairs and festivals the town hosts throughout the year.