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Travelling around Market Drayton

Travelling around Market Drayton

Close to both the Welsh and Staffordshire border, Market Drayton is a vibrant town in north Shropshire. The home of gingerbread for the last 200 years, this is an area that’s filled with beautiful buildings and plenty of things to see and do around every corner.

Getting around the town, as well as visiting neighbouring areas is easy, due to the town’s excellent transport links. Arrive operate a number of services in the area, which will take you to places such as Shrewsbury, Hanley and a number of other connecting areas.


You’ll find plenty of attractions in and around the area, including the beautiful architecture, with the English Heritage property Moreton Corbet Castle being nearby. Meanwhile, St Mary’s Church can be found on Church Street. It’s the largest church in the area and dates back to 1150.

There are also a number of local shops in the area, tailored to a number of different needs, and an indoor market hall. Meanwhile, there are plenty of local pubs, restaurants and tearooms, serving up delightful things to eat and drink when you need a sit-down.

Visitors to the area can enjoy a lot of green spaces, including Hawkstone Park Follies. This 100-acre historic parkland was created back in the 18th century and is considered to be one of the greatest in Europe. Centred around the ruins of the Red Castle, make your way around Grotto Hill, before heading across the ravines, cliffs, pathways and woodland walks that surround it.