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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.


The town got its name after King Henry III granted it a charter for a weekly Wednesday market, which is still held to this day. More than 750 years after the first market was held, it remains one of the more popular traditions in the town.

The area also has historic links to Washington, as you’ll find the tomb of Thomas and Elizabeth Bulkeley at its 14th-century church. They were distant relatives of three former US Presidents – Calvin Coolidge, George Bush and George W. Bush.