Wem

Wem lies at the heart of North Shropshire, a perfect base for exploring in all directions. It is, as our friends across the water might describe it, "quaint".

Wem is filled with pretty Georgian buildings and delightful 'proper' small shops – like The Fruitful Deli and Kings (the sort of hardware shop that sells everything you can possibly imagine and many things you probably can’t).

These days it's a warm, welcoming town, where you’ll immediately feel at home; but it wasn’t always so. It was virtually demolished as a result of a battle in the Wars of the Roses, and during the Civil War, in 1643, the town saw off a band of 5000 Royalists under Lord Capel.

The defending force consisted of only 40 (male) Parliamentarians; but then the local women rallied round. The resulting battle is still celebrated in song:

The women of Wem and a few musketeers, Beat the Lord Capel and all his Cavaliers.

Wem is also the home to the modern sweet pea, the annual Sweet Pea Show is not to be missed, a riot of colour and scent, to delight the eye and tickle the nostril. Wem's annual carnival is also not be missed, with its day and night time procession lighting up the town – magic.

Judge George Jeffreys 1648-1689, Lord Chief Justice of England owned all the Estates around Wem, making Lowe Hall his country residence. known because of the punishment he handed out at the trials of the supporters of the Duke of Monmouth, in 1683 he was created 'Baron Jeffreys of Wem'.

However you decide to visit Wem, by car or mainline rail service, you’ll find it has much to offer – all served up with a taste of “lil ole England. Its coaching inns sell real ale and home-cooked meals. Old fashioned hospitality that ensures a warm welcome and friendly service. 

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Attractions in Wem

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Hawkstone Park Follies

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.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5UY

01948 841700


Wem Treacle Mine

Wem Treacle Mine is an Old Fashioned Sweet Shop and Award Winning Tea Room.

Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG

01939 235536


Hawkstone Park Golf Course

Hawkstone boasts 2 contrasting magnificent 18 hole golf courses and a 6 hole par three course.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5UY

01948 841700


Soulbird Gallery

Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5AA

01939 236814


Accommodation in Wem

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Soulton Hall

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.

Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5RS

01939 232786


Newton Meadows Holiday Cottages

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.

Harmer Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3EA

01939 290346

Midweek Break Special Offer

Three nights for the price of four. Midweek breaks start on Mondays with the Thursday night free.

Weekend and MidWeek short breaks available all year round.

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Lower Lacon Caravan Park

Ideal family park in beautiful Shropshire countryside.

Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5RP

01939 232376

The AA Holiday Park 3 Pennants Star Accommodation Grading

Soulton Hall Cottages

There are four peaceful cottages on the Soulton Estate. Each of the cottages has an open fire, its own private garden and well-equipped fitted kitchen, but guests are very welcome to take their meals at Soulton Hall.

Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5RS

01939 232786


Redmarley

This spacious house  is situated in the pretty village of Clive.  It can accommodate both families and older people as there are facilities both down and upstairs  and although it makes an excellent base for exploring, walking and cycling or visiting friends and families,  the garden offer tempting opportunities for both relaxation and play.  There is plenty of  space for parking at the front of the house.  Free WiFi  is available.

Clive, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3LA

01204 407456/0114 266 5005

Short Breaks from £200. Please enquire for more details.

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Lower Lacon Caravan Park

Ideal family park in beautiful Shropshire countryside.

Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5RP

01939 232376

The AA Self-Catering 3 Pennants Star Accommodation Grading

Shops in Wem

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Wem Treacle Mine

01939 235536

22A High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG


Soulbird Gallery

01939 236814

7 / 9 High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5AA



Heels 2 Bags

01939 768022

10A High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5AA


Alsorts of Shrewsbury

01743 364253

12 Mardol, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PY


Cocoa Epicure

07540 533891


The Butchery

01939 768637

31 High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG


Kings Ironmongers

01939 232309

43-45 High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DJ


Have-a-Go Archery

01948 841700

Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5UY


Spring Fun for all the Family

01948 841700

Hawkstone Park Follies, Weston Under Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5JY


Food & Drink in Wem

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Shabab Balti

01939 234333

62 High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DW



The Castle Hotel

01939 236088

14 High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5AA


The Drayton Gate

01939 235654

2 Aston Street, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5AY


Alsorts of Shrewsbury

01743 364253

12 Mardol, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PY


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