Madeley

Madeley is another of our market towns, located within the Telford and Wrekin area of Shropshire.

Madeley is full of history, its orgins can be traced back to the 18th Century and it is recorded in the Doomsday book.

The Parish of Madeley was orginally made up from the towns of Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale. The town retains 51 historic listed buildings that give visitors an idea of its importance.

Perhaps the most significant of these buildings is Woolfe's Barn, where in 1651, King Charles II found sanctuary after fleeing the battle of Worcester during the Civil War.

The church of St Michael was designed by Thomas Telford and was built in 1796. Opposite the church, you'll find the Old Rectory, a house dating back to 1700 where the methodist Reverend, John Fletcher, who was a follower of John Wesley, lived from 1760 to 1785.

Another historic building is Madeley Court, which largely dates back to the mid-16th Century, however some parts go as far back as the 13th. The building was the home of Sir Basil Brooke, one of the architects of the industrial revolution and today it has been renovated into a hotel.

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Attractions in Madeley

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It’s been called ‘truly inspirational’ by HRH Prince of Wales, ‘ one of the world’s most appealing small museums’ by historian Dr John Davies and won numerous national awards, including ‘Britain’s Best Hidden Gem’. When the BBC brought Historic Royal Palaces Curator and historian, Lucy Worsley to film, she exclaimed ‘WHAT a stunning place!’ You really do need to see for yourself what all the fuss is over this exceptional attraction in the tiny border town of Presteigne. You can explore the ‘upstairs downstairs’ lives of its Victorian inhabitants, from Judge’s to their servants and felonious guests, all by the flicker of gas and oil lighting throughout and a hands-on policy that allows you to immerse yourself into their world.

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Choose from tiny tots woodland treks, Gruffalo trails, family rides, cream tea rides or enjoy a jug of pimms on return from your ride! We also offer superb tuition as we are home to 4 UKCC professional coaches and offer confidence building beginner lessons right up to X Country jumping and show jumping for the more advanced rider.  

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Visit a working pottery, open all year round and create a masterpiece in the Ceramic Cafe or browse in beautiful surroundings for that special gift.  Beautiful bed & breakfast accommodation also available.

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Open top canoe trips on river with pub stop and steam train return. Also 2 day river adventures. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Members of the Midland Gliding Club first flew from the Long Mynd in 1934. It is not only one of the longest established gliding clubs in the UK but also one of Britain's prime gliding sites.

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Shropshire is blessed with many beautiful gardens – from grand estates to exquisitely designed town gardens – and many are open for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

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The small church at Preston Gubbals has a lengthy and complicated history.

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Boscobel House is a beautiful but modest hunting lodge which sheltered Charles II after defeat at Worcester.

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Haughmond Abbey, which is sometimes referred to as the Abbey of St John the Evangelist, is located only four miles outside of Shrewsbury and of the three houses of Austin canons established in Shropshire.

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Builwas abbey is located along the banks of the river Severn, about 2 miles west of Ironbridge.

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Accommodation in Madeley

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The Raven Hotel is an 18th century coaching inn, set in the heart of the beautiful, historic market town of Much Wenlock.

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The AA Hotel 3 Star Accommodation Grading

The Four Alls Inn is situated 2 miles from Market Drayton in a quiet rural setting yet having easy access to all of Shropshires local attractions and major towns.

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The Sweeney Country House Hotel, set in the gorgeous rolling Marches, has everything you could want from a Hotel.

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Welcome to the Family run Albright Hussey Manor Hotel and Restaurant. Set in 4 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and surrounded by an original moat.

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Come and enjoy a friendly relaxing break at Mill House, a former mill. We are set in idyllic surroundings on the Shropshire Way. River and pool close by and access to walks, with views, over Ludlow and Clee Hill right on our doorstep.

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The Lord Hill Hotel has twelve individually styled bedrooms, all furnished to the highest standards and including the luxurious Abbey Suite and four-poster bridal suite.

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The AA Hotel 3 Star Accommodation Grading

Why not enjoy a relaxed break at this family run Inn, which was built in 1774 and for the past 28 years has been successfully run by  the Poulton family. They have built up an excellent reputation for their selection and quality of their meals and their personal relationship with their guests.

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At Thomas House a warm and friendly welcome awaits you at our newly built Lodge.

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Situated at the heart of the ancient market town of Ludlow. Internationally recognised for its Jacobean architecture and medieval heritage. Excellent cuisine.

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The AA Hotel 3 Star Accommodation Grading

Sixteen generations of the Ashton family have cherished this ancient Shropshire manor house, set in 500 acres of private country estate and woodland as John and Ann Ashton and family do today.

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Map of Madeley Town

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