Whitchurch

Whitchurch, the oldest continually inhabited settlement in Shropshire is another bustling market town.

The Romans called it Mediolanum, and their town plan survives in the layout of our streets.

You may notice that our fine church boasts an equally splendid clock. In fact, there are amazing public clocks all over the place. All becomes clear when you learn that Whitchurch is home to the firm of J.B. Joyce (est. 1690), the oldest clockmakers in the world. Their work can be found across the globe, from Kabul to Shanghai , but no town has more examples than Whitchurch.

If food is the thing that makes you tick you should definitely take a visit to Whitchurch farmers market. Stalls are packed with the freshest local produce, for you to savour whilst in North Shropshire or take home as a memory of your visit (or both!).

Our Heritage and Craft Centre allows you to spend time with Joyce, the Romans, and much else besides. Afterwards, perhaps a walk is called for; in which case, the Jubilee Park 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, about a mile out of town.

Alternatively, you could take one of the many town trails; less demanding but no less interesting. The town trails have another advantage as they take in all of the shops and most of the pubs.

Whitchurch is also famous for cheese, once holding thriving cheese fairs, Whitchurch is regarded by many as the real home of Cheshire Cheese and this typically English fayre is still being produced locally today.

If food is the thing that makes you tick then you should definitely take a visit to Whitchurch Farmers Market.  Stalls are packed with the freshest local produce, for you to savour whin North Shropshire or to take home as a memory of your visit (or both!).

Famous people from Whitchurch include Sir Edward German.

Whitchurch Map

Attractions in Whitchurch

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Alderford Lake

Alderford lakeside cafe and events. One venue, endless possibilities...

Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3JQ

01948 665914


Prees Heath Common Reserve

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.

Nr Whitchurch, Shropshire,

07900 886809


Home & Office

Whitchurch Business Park, Shakespeare Way, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1QR

01948 667 888


Accommodation in Whitchurch

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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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DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Ash Hall Bed and Breakfast

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.

Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4DL

01948 663151

DTS B&B 2 Star Accommodation Grading

The Dodington Lodge Hotel

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

Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1EN

01948 662539

WEEKEND SPECIAL 1 - Friday and Saturday nights - £110.00 per person based on two sharing. Price includes: Two Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, also Tea or Coffee and Biscuits on the Friday All other drinks and meals are excluded. WEEKEND SPECIAL 2 - Sunday and Monday nights - £95.00 per person based on two sharing. Price includes: Two Nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast, also Tea or Coffee and Biscuits on the Sunday. All other drinks and meals are excluded.

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Visit Britain Small Hotel 3 Star Accommodation Grading

Bon Accueil

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.

Alkington, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3NE

01948 661168

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

Oakpond Cottages

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.

Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4BL

01948 890245

Oakpond Cottage (sleeps 2-6 ) and dog friendly
September 15th-22nd £370 (2-4 people) £420 (5-6 people)
September 22nd-29th £370 (2-4 people) £420 (5-6 people)

Oaktree Cottage (sleeps 2)
September 25th-October 2nd £290 Short Break £195

Oakwood (sleeps 4 and dog friendly)
September 30th-October 7th £330 (This is a cancellation) Short Break £245

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Shops in Whitchurch

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Easter Activities

01948 841700

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


Have-a-Go Archery

01948 841700

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


Real Cider and Perry Festival

01948 662539

Dodington Lodge Hotel, Dodington, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1EN


Cocoa Epicure

07540 533891



Whitchurch Food & Drink Festival

01948 665761

Whitchurch Town Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1AX


Lornashouse Gifts & Interiors

01948 667975

44 High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1BB


Down To Earth Gallery

01948 667712

4 The Craft Centre, St. Mary's Street , Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1QY


A Christmas Vintage, Retro & Artisan Extravaganza

07583632422

Whitchurch Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1AX


Galaxy Computer Services Ltd

01948 665855

47 High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1AZ


Food & Drink in Whitchurch

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The Dodington Lodge Hotel

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

Dodington, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1EN


Rendezvous at the Park

01948 661800

Park Avenue, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1SH


The Black Bear

01948 663800

High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1AZ


Beer Buz Mobile Bar

01746 864182


The Blue Bell Inn

01948 662172

Tushingham, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4QS



Benjamin's Deli Cafe

01948 664726

3 High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1AW


Willeymoor Lock Tavern

01948 663274

Willeymoor Lock, Tarporley Road, Nr Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4HF


Whitchurch Food & Drink Festival

01948 665761

Whitchurch Town Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1AX


Frollies Wine Bar & Grill

01948 665553

33 High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1AZ