Visit Market Drayton and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Market Drayton, Shropshire, is an attractive old town, famous as the birthplace of Robert Clive — Clive of India. He was a pupil at the Grammar School, founded in 1558, and his desk bearing the carved initials R.C. is still preserved. Clive, so the story goes, also has a connection with the fine parish church, St Mary's: he is reputed to have climbed the lofty tower and perched on one of the gargoyles. The church is mainly of l4th-century origin but has a Norman doorway.
A market has been held in the High Street every Wednesday since Edward I granted the charter to hold one almost 700 years ago. There are many black-and-white buildings and others dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, including the Butter Market, the Crown Hotel, Sandbrook's Vaults, the Red House and the Star Hotel.
Nearby cities: Stoke-on-Trent
Nearby towns: Nantwich, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newport, Shrewsbury, Wem, Whitchurch
Nearby villages: Adbaston, Adderley, Audlem, Brownhills, Cheswardine, Chetwynd, Childs Ercall, Ellerton, Hales, High Offley, Hinstock, Hodnet, Ightfield, Lockleywood, Madeley, Madeley Heath, Maer, Marchamley, Moreton Corbet, Moreton Say, Mucklestone, Newhall, Norton in Hales, Onneley, Peplow, Pipe Gate, Prees, Stanton upon Hine He, Stoke on Tern, Ternhill, Weymouth, Whitley, Woore
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- a Market Drayton bed and breakfast (a Market Drayton B&B or Market Drayton b and b)
- a Market Drayton guesthouse
- a Market Drayton hotel (or motel)
- a Market Drayton self-catering establishment, or
- other Market Drayton accommodation