"Whitchurch; old… but not Old Fashioned"

Whitchurch is a bustling market town, the oldest continually inhabited community in Shropshire.

Founded by the Romans, who called it Mediolanum - the place in the middle of the plain, Whitchurch is ideally placed for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales.

Whitchurch Heritage Centre allows you to spend time with J.B.Joyce, the oldest clock makers in the world - established in 1690. You can unearth Roman treasure and meet a musical knight - Sir Edward German, composer of "Merrie England", and the Victorian illustrator Randolph Caldecott - often called "the Lord of the Nursery". You may well have met him before - a while back. His nursery rhymes are still being read to children today.

If you want to get out and about the Jubilee Park in Whitchurch is the starting point for five long distance walking routes including our own Shropshire Way. This will take you to the Llangollen Canal and a superb flight of staircase locks at Grindley Brook, a mile or so out of town.

Alternatively you could take one of the many town trails. They may be less demanding but are no less interesting. There's a Clock trail and Children's Town Mouse Trail too. Whitchurch Town Trails have another advantage - as they take in all of the shops and most of the pubs as well!

There are many splendid buildings including a fine Queen Anne Church - St Alkmund's, where the heart of John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, is buried under the porch, his dying request. Shakespeare made him a principal character in "Henry VI".

For further information on Whitchurch contact the Whitchurch Heritage Centre on 01948 664577.

Please click here to view a map of Whitchurch town centre.

Attractions in Whitchurch

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Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

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The last sanctuary for the Silver-studded Blue in the Midlands. The reserve is on a large Common that had been a World War II airfield. A major restoration project is re-instating heathland and grassland vegetation across much of the site.

07900 886809     Contact via Email    

Accommodation in Whitchurch

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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.

01939 290346     Contact via Email    

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Ash Hall is of the Queen Anne period with many original features. Accommodation is available in 2 rooms.  Bedrooms are spacious and overlook the surrounding countryside.

01948 663151     Contact via Email    

DTS B&B 2 Star Accommodation Grading

Comfortable bedrooms, A la Carte restaurant, ample car parking; within easy reach of many attractions, great location - Off A41/A49, elegant private function room.

01948 662539     Contact via Email    

Visit Britain Small Hotel 3 Star Accommodation Grading Shropshire Tourism Price Promise

If you are looking for a quiet holiday cottage short break for 4, Bon Accueil provides a great location to be together, relax and enjoy yourself.

01948 661168     Contact via Email    

Visit Britain Self-Catering 5 Star Accommodation Grading English Country Cottages Self-Catering 5 Key Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Gold Award

Three beautiful home from home cottages near Whitchurch on the Cheshire/Shropshire Border. The cottages are in a very peaceful setting overlooking the wonderful wild life pond which is home to many birds and wildlife amongst the Shropshire countryside which can be reached by its own private lane.

01948 890245     Contact via Email    

Map of Whitchurch Town


Whitchurch Visitor Information

Whitchurch Visitor Information Centre

Whitchurch Community Hub, Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1AX 

Tel: 01948 665761 
Email: Click here