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Market Drayton

Market Drayton – The most quintessential of Shropshire’s Market Towns…… Located in North Shropshire Market Drayton is a traditional Shropshire Market Town with origins dating back to before the Domesday book, in 1245 King Henry III granted a charter for a weekly Wednesday market, giving Market Drayton its current name. The bustling and vibrant market is […]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Market Drayton

Market Drayton is a charming market town in Shropshire, England. It is located on the River Tern and is known for its gingerbread, cattle market, and beautiful countryside. If you are planning a visit to Market Drayton, here are five of the top things to do: 1. Visit the Market Drayton Cattle Market The Market […]

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Canals and walks around Market Drayton

Explore the canals and scenic walks around Market Drayton! The Shropshire Union Canal (Shroppie) was completed in 1835 and played a crucial role in the transportation of goods between the West Midlands and Liverpool. Despite facing competition from the railways, the Shroppie remains a significant waterway today, attracting thousands of boaters each year. this canal […]

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Ginger and Spice Festival, Market Drayton, Shropshire

The annual community and family focused September festival celebrates the culinary heritage and history of Market Drayton – famous for an acclaimed local gingerbread. The festival is dedicated to all things ginger and spice will take place for the 7th year on 30th September. What else is on in Market Drayton? Spicy Artisan Market When: […]

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Discover McDonald's Market Drayton Biodiversity Garden and Nature Trail

Take a trip to explore McDonald’s Market Drayton, home to Franchisee Matt Winfield’s net-zero restaurant, featuring a Biodiversity Garden and Nature Trail. The Biodiversity Garden and Nature Trail, nestled beside the bustling McDonald’s restaurant, serves as an oasis for local wildlife and a serene space for customers and the community. The dedicated area has been […]

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Festival Drayton Centre
Oct 24th 2021 10:00am - 4:00pm

Market Drayton Winter Fair

Market Drayton Winter Fair is back!   Join us on Sunday 24th October 2021 at The Festival Drayton Centre, right in the centre of the lovely market town of Market […]

Festival Drayton Centre, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton, TF9 3AX
Nov 20th 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm

Market Drayton Winter Fair

Market Drayton Winter Fair is back!   Join us on Sunday 20th November 2022 at The Festival Drayton Centre, right in the centre of the lovely market town of Market […]

Grove School, Newcastle Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 1HF
May 12th 2024 11:00am - 3:00pm

Market Drayton 10k

THE 2024 MARKET DRAYTON 10K ROAD RACE SUNDAY 12th May 2024 – 11.00AM For more details visit www.marketdrayton10k.co.uk or email [email protected] Find the Market Drayton 10k Facebook page

Market Drayton Town Centre
Nov 25th 2023 10:00am - 5:00pm

Market Drayton Festival of Lights

Market Drayton Festival of Lights is an Annual Christmas Event. There is Christmas street market with over 40 stalls to include food vendors. The day is filled with entertainment and […]

Market Drayton
Sep 9th 2023 2:00pm - Aug 9th 3:00pm

The Freedom of Entry to the Town parade Market Drayton

The Freedom of Entry to the Town parade taking place on Saturday 9th September at 2.00pm in Market Drayton.

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Shropshire welcomes… lovers of market towns

A key ingredient in what makes Shropshire so enticing to visit is its many historic market towns. The towns are all different in look and feel of course. For one thing, some are large and others are tiny. However, typically they all boast vibrant communities with lots of eye-catching old buildings housing an incredible variety […]

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Shropshire's Markets

List of Shropshire’s Markets Visit Shropshire’s markets and enjoy each individual Shropshire town. Bishop’s Castle Bishop’s Castle Town Hall hosts a flea market on the first Saturday of the month, and a farmers’ market on the third Saturday. Bridgnorth Bridgnorth holds a market along the high street and beneath the Town Hall on Fridays and […]

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Embark on a journey through Ludlow's enchanting streets on a sunny Saturday market day! 🌞✨ 

Witness the lively atmosphere as local traders bring colors and flavors to the scene. Explore quaint independent shops, bask in the aromatic charm of cafes, and savor culinary delights at local restaurants. 

Ludlow's picturesque streets are a canvas of culture waiting to be explored! 🛍️🍽️ 

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"🏰✨ Dive into the heart of Shrewsbury's Castle Quarter – the epicenter of history and grandeur! 🏰 Home to four of the town's largest historic treasures – Shrewsbury Castle, Library, Prison, and Train Station. 

Did you know Shrewsbury Castle's foundations were laid in 1083 by the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery? 
Montgomery, a cousin of William the Conqueror, earned this castle and more as a thank-you for his aid during the Norman conquest.

From royal stronghold to a 16th-century transformation, Shrewsbury Castle has quite the story. Now, it stands majestically, housing the Shropshire Regimental Museum. 👑🏰 Ready to step into the pages of history?

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