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Church Stretton Town Information

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Church Stretton had pretentions to become a fashionable spa town in the 19th century but it was the writer Mary Webb who put it firmly on the map by calling it ‘Shepwardine’ in her famous novels. Lying in the shadow of the great Long Mynd ridge, it has also been called ‘Little Switzerland without the wolves and avalanches’.

The Long Mynd, 10 miles long and up to 4 miles wide, reaches 1,700 feet and offers the walker stunning views of the surrounding countryside including views of Church Stretton itself.

The Long Mynd (Photo - Shropshire Tourism)
The Long Mynd (Photo - Shropshire Tourism)

A place of tranquillity and tradition, it has a thriving antiques centre and nearby is Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, a ‘living museum’ offering a remarkable insight into old-fashioned farming before the arrival of machines.