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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 Drayton Cattle Market is one of the oldest and busiest in the country. It is held every Wednesday and is a great place to experience a traditional rural market. You can see a wide variety of livestock, including cattle, sheep, and calves. The market is also a great place to learn about the farming industry and the importance of livestock to the local economy.

Market Drayton Cattle Market

2. Visit Dorothy Clive Gardens

Dorothy Clive Gardens is a beautiful 120-acre garden that is located just outside of Market Drayton. The garden is home to a wide variety of plants and flowers, as well as a number of water features and sculptures. There is also a cafe and a gift shop on site.

Dorothy Clive Gardens

3. Take a walk along the Shropshire Union Canal

The Shropshire Union Canal is a beautiful waterway that runs through Market Drayton. You can take a walk or bike ride along the canal and enjoy the scenery. There are also a number of pubs and cafes along the canal where you can stop for a drink or a bite to eat.

Shropshire Union Canal

4. Visit Fordhall Farm

Fordhall Farm is England’s first community-owned farm. It is a great place to learn about organic farming and sustainable living. The farm has a number of attractions, including a visitor center, a farm shop, a cafe, and a play area for children.

Fordhall Farm

5. Visit Wednesday Street Market

The Wednesday Street Market is a traditional market that is held every Wednesday in Market Drayton. The market has a wide variety of stalls selling fresh produce, clothing, and other goods. It is a great place to experience the local culture and to find some bargains.

I hope this article has given you some ideas of things to do in Market Drayton. With its rich history, beautiful countryside, and vibrant community, Market Drayton is a great place to visit for a day trip or a longer vacation.

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