Wellington is well-known for its vibrant market which has over 100 stalls and has been held in the same hall for over 100 years.
Wellington plays host to all kind of great events including the annual Wellington Literary Festival, where well-known guest authors read their work. Last year’s highlights includes Germaine Greer, David Blunkett and Colin Dexter.
The Wellington Midsummer Fayre in June is a day of music and dancing, street theatrics and local craft and food stalls.
Or if you fancy watching one of Shropshire’s latest sporting events, the Wrekin Barrel Race sees teams carry a 9 gallon beer barrel to the top of the nearby Wrekin hill.
The Wrekin itself is said to be the inspiration for JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth, and its location – just a comfortable stroll from the town centre – makes it a haven for walkers.
Dining out in Wellington is also a gastronomic pleasure with restaurant food from all around the world on offer, including Chinese, Italian, British and Indian.
Wellington is proud to still offer free parking for visitors at any of its five car parks that surround the town. For those less mobile, the car parks are ground level and its mainly pedestrianised shopping area makes it easy to get around.
In addition to this, there is the bus station connecting the town with the Telford Shopping Centre and the train station has direct connections to Shrewsbury and Mid-Wales in the West, and Wolverhampton & Birmingham in the East.