"Much to do in Much Wenlock" Much Wenlock by sandysmith

Much Wenlock Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 57 photos

With the 2008 Olympics just coming to an end, August Bank holiday we found ourselves in the delightful historic market town of Much Wenlock, located in the county of Shropshire in central England, close to the Welsh border.
The town is renowned for the birthplace of the Modern Olympics due to William Penny Brookes. There is an Olympian trail around the town - details in the excellent local museum along with much more information. Apart from the Olympic connections there are beautiful black and white timbered buildings, many cosy inns and tea rooms as well as wonderful ruins of a double monastery within walking distance of the town - so much to do in Much Wenlock.

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  • Pros:great day out in the country, lots to learn and enjoy
  • In a nutshell:more than the Olympic trail
  • Last visit to Much Wenlock: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30 AM

    Love these English villages, and the carvings on the monk's wash-house. Thanks Sandy

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    What a cute little village!! And an interesting story about the modern Olympics :-)) I love this Raynald’s Mansion, such a fine work!! And the animals are adorable!! Is one of them a dormouse? evening smiles :-))

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2008 at 1:46 AM

    I've always been curious about this place because of the name. (Well, not always, but off and on.) It turns out there are seven places called Much Something in the UK, and one just called Much in Germany.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Well done on making so many tips on Much Wenlock! im so behind in making pages on the places ive visited and I greatly enjoyed M.W. a few yrs back. stayed in a lovely converted barn, loved the buildings in town...!nice to see yr pics thanks.


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