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Bridgnorth
Ironbridge
Longmynd
Ludlow
Much Wenlock
Powis Castle
Shrewsbury

Welcome... to the official Church Stretton website

Church Stretton is an historic Market Town situated in the heart of the South Shropshire hills on the English/Welsh border known as The Marches. It is the only town in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the first Walkers are Welcome town in the Midlands and a Fairtrade town. The area is renowned worldwide for its geology, with some of the oldest rock formations in existence.

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Church Stretton and the Long Mynd from above Clive Avenue

Photography: Trevor Halsey

Church Stretton and its picturesque surrounding villages forms an excellent base for the country lover and sportsman alike at all times of the year whether hikers, horse riders, mountain bikers, or naturalists . The Long Mynd rising above the west of the town is renowned for gliding, hang gliding and paragliding, and boasts the second highest golf course in England. The beautiful countryside, with its wild uplands and breathtaking views, features prominently in the books of Mary Webb, A E Housman, and Malcolm Saville.


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Bridgnorth
On the banks of the Severn, at the start of the Steam Railway
20 miles
Ironbridge
Visit the birthplace of industry
18 miles
Longmynd
This Healthy Wilderness
3 miles
Ludlow
An Architectural Gem
15 miles
Much Wenlock
Home of the Opympic Games
13 miles
Powis Castle
One of the Greatest of Welsh Castles 
30 miles
Shrewsbury
Birthplace of Charles Darwin
13 miles