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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Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is a clean, friendly farm that appeals to all ages and offers close contact with over 120 different species of animals from fluffy yellow chicks and baby lambs to Servals, Otters, Meerkats and Lemurs.

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The Dorothy Clive Garden is delightfully woven into the magnificent tapestry of the Shropshire, North Staffordshire and Cheshire borders and has spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

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Tanners Wines, independent and family-owned since 1842, is one of the top wine merchants in the UK.  

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The remains of Bridgnoth Castle are set on a cliff by the side of the River Severn.

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Burford House & Gardens is perfect destination for all the family, including the dog! With a children's playground, ornamental duck pond, shopping emporium, magnificent gardens, a relaxing Café-Bar, a garden centre and family-friendly events - there really is something for everyone.

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National award winning farm park with oodles of animal fun, action and adventure for the kids.

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Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms, nestles in peaceful South Shropshire countryside near the Welsh Border. It is one of more than a dozen English Heritage properties in the county.

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Construction of Ludlow Castle began in the late 11th Century as the border stronghold of one of the Marcher Lords, Roger De Lacy.

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Ludlow Castle's 14th Century soldiers practiced archery here. Today owners from all over the country come to race their horses over the same green. A friendly racecourse, retaining its Edwardian character.

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The original Shrewsbury Castle was built in timber by the Norman Roger de Montgomery, in about 1070.

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Sitting in the centre of Shrewsbury, this large medieval church was originally Saxon, and was rebuilt in the 1170s to successfully enlarge and embellish it.

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Whether you are interested in fine china, fun interactives or a 'Victorian' town, its all to be found in this World Heritage Site.

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Your visit to the Ironbridge Gorge is not complete until you have included Maws Craft Centre in your itinerary.  Maws Craft Centre is home to 30 small businesses, around 20 of which are small independently run shops that are open throughout the year.

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The gardens were started in 1922 when a chain of seven lakes and pools were created with rare trees and shrubs. Rhododendrons and camellias thrive in the acid soil; iros and other bog plants enjoy their position around the pools.

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Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies is a unique place. Created in the 18th Century by the Hill family (Sir Rowland and his son Richard), Hawkstone became one of the greatest historic parklands in Europe.

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Only an hour away from the Midlands and yet a century away in time! Open every weekend from Easter until the end of October and most weekdays during holidays and the summer months.

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FREE Admission. The award winning Royal Air Force Museum Cosford houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition.

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Once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain, visitors to Wroxeter today can take a tour around the fascinating ruins, and explore the new Roman Town House, constructed as part of Channel 4’s ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’.

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Get up close and personal to Shropshire’s larger than life mammoth and step back into the Iron Age. If you're looking for somewhere to take the kids or grandkids during the summer holidays we have several family events to keep children and adults amused and entertained.

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Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

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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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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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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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Situated on the Wyle Cop this historic boutique town househotel offers stylish accommodation and delicious local seasonal food.  Single supplement from £99 per night.

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Peacefully situated in its own grounds, with beautiful views of hills & farm animals. Ensuite bedrooms, guests sitting room, log fires, local produce, warm welcome.

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Three Cottages set in open countryside with far reaching scenic views offer accommodation for up to 18 guests (4/7/7) for Short Breaks, Weekly and Longer Stays.

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Ideal family park in beautiful Shropshire countryside.

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Early 19th century Granary in hill country. Sleeps two/four with view over farmland. Antique furniture compliments surroundings. Excellent walking, cycling. Pets welcome.

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17th Century coaching inn offering 16 en-suite accommodation rooms, restaurant bar meals, Sunday lunches, private parking, guest ales, private beer garden.

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Sambrook Manor is situated on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border in the heart of England & amongst some of the most beautiful countryside around.

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Goldstone Hall is a 17th Century Manor where even The Times thinks the food is sublime.

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The AA Hotel 3 Star Highly Commended Accommodation Grading Shropshire Tourism Price Promise

Anton Guest House offers 4 star quality ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation with comfortable beds, delicious, award winning breakfasts, free WiFi, large LCD TVs with DVD players and a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy the many delights of Shrewsbury.

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Stable cottage is a comfortable holiday cottage in the quiet suberb of Meole Brace. Converted from the stable block of the former vicarage it has one double room and one room with bunk beds.

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