Suggested Shropshire Itineraries For Groups

Clive of India

This itinerary takes you on Clive of India Trail enabling you to visit some of the places connected with him. He spent his childhood years in Market Drayton and later returned to Shrewsbury as an MP and rented Clive House situated on College Hill. There is also a statue of Clive in the Square in Shrewsbury.

Accommodation Suggestions

Moreton Say Village is off the A41 near Market Drayton.

10.00 Moreton Say Village
Visit the red-brick church of St Margaret where Clive was buried. There are also some other plaques dedicated to the Clive family.

Take the A41 then A53 to Market Drayton

11.15 Market Drayton
Clive spent his childhood in Market Drayton where he was educated at the local grammar school. Clive was reputed to have climbed up St Mary’s church tower as a dare, it was also said that he ran a protection racquet amongst the local shop keepers.

Market Drayton is also known as the home of gingerbread.

*Take the A53 towards Shrewsbury, join the A49 then take the A5 towards Montford Bridge. Off the A5 turn left on to the A458 towards Welshpool. Rowton Castle is on the right at Half Way House.

1.00 Lunch Suggestions.
Rowton Castle 
The Four Alls Inn

*Carry on the A458 towards Welshpool. Join the A483 towards Newtown. Powis Castle is sign posted.

3.00 Powis Castle
Powis Castle and gardens, near Welshpool was built around 1200 and houses a beautiful collection of textiles, bronzes, ivory and jade from India, and are displayed for visitors in the Clive (of India) Museum.The castle is medieval and was built by Welsh princes. The castle has been added to by generations of the Clive and Herbet families.
The Castle also has magnificent, extensive gardens including a 17th Century terrace garden influenced by Italian and French styles. There is also a tea room available for afternoon tea.

Tel: 01938 551944.


Tourist Information

Market Drayton Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01630 652139
Email: marketdraytonvic@shropshiretourism.info


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