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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The quartzite tors rising from the top of the Stiperstones ridge lie within the shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and are visible for miles around.

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The cliff face at Llanymynech marks the beginning of a limestone outcrop.

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Explore, enjoy and step back in time at the SVR! Exciting steam trains, fantastic events and plenty to explore – the Severn Valley Railway has all the ingredients for a great day out. More than 250,000 visitors each year step on board one of the SVR’s heritage steam locomotives for a journey of adventure along the stunning 16-mile line, from Kidderminster in Worcestershire to Bridgnorth in Shropshire.  

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A farm shop like no other, the Ludlow Food Centre is situated on the fringes of the Earl of Plymouth Estate (located on the A49, two miles north of Ludlow).

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Ellesmere College is an inspiring venue for both residential groups and visiting guests set within a 144 acre estate within the beautiful Shropshire countryside. The following exceptional facilities are all available to hire.

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The remains of a late 12th-century church of a small priory of Augustinian canonesses, surrounded by picturesque woodland.

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A small but beautiful farm in sunny Shropshire owned by 8000 people! Open 6 days a week with 3 free farm trails, a picnic area, farm shop, tearoom and evening restaurant. This farm is unique, pioneering and inspirational, with everything from cows and pigs, to solar panels and a composting toilet!

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Sailing from Victoria Quay daily 11am - 4pm on the hour, a delightful 45 minute river cruise with commentary from the Captain in the 2nd half.

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St. Peter's has been a place of Christian worship for 1000 years.


St. Oswald's in Oswestry is an imposing church in the centre of the town with a big strong tower and three parallel gables. The tower is mainly 13th century.

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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 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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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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Visit Britain Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Gold Award Shropshire Tourism Price Promise

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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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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