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This historic market town, at the foot of The Wrekin, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, welcomes visitors of all ages and interests.

  • The town boasts a thriving market, cafes, restaurants, wine bars, traditional inns serving real ale, guest houses, hotels and buildings with a story to tell.
  • Packed programme of festivals and events throughout the year including the month long Literary Festival, Wrekin Barrel Race, walks for all abilities during the Walking Festival and a Mid Summer Fayre.
  • Walking, cycling, mountain biking, golf, shopping, eating, drinking and relaxation.
  • Wellington Train Station with direct rail links to Shrewsbury and Mid-Wales in the West and Wolverhampton & Birmingham in the East.

Visit: Sunnycroft | The Wrekin | Wellington Leisure Centre

Walkers are Welcome

Walkers are welcome here for regular guided walks or to explore the area at their leisure. From the summit of The Wrekin, 1300 feet above sea level, you will enjoy spectacular views in all directions from Cheshire to Worcestershire, Wales to the West Midlands.

Wellington has achieved Walkers are Welcome status, one of 100 places across the UK, which has something special to offer walkers. Membership of the network helps strengthen the area’s reputation as a place for people to come and enjoy the outdoors and helps ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained in good condition, benefiting local residents and visitors alike.

The nearby towns of Ironbridge and Much Wenlock have been granted a similar status ensuring the region is very much on the walking enthusiasts list of places where they can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.

Visit: Five Town Trails (PDF) | Heritage Walking & Cycling Trails | Real Ale Trail




Upcoming Events Nearby

Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s Charity Golf Day - The Shropshire Golf Centre, Muxton

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 until Wednesday, 08 October 2014
10:00 AM until 8:00 PM

The Nine Men of Madeley Project launches website

Arts & Music

Saturday, 27 September 2014 until Saturday, 27 September 2014
2:30 PM until 12:00 AM

Lilleshall Christmas Food and Craft Fair, Lilleshall National Sports & Conference Centre - Newport

Children & Families

Sunday, 16 November 2014 until Sunday, 16 November 2014
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM

The Big Draw - Blists Hill Victorian Town, Madeley

Children & Families Arts & Music

Monday, 27 October 2014 until Friday, 31 October 2014
11:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Christmas Themed Party Night - Lilleshall National Sports & Conference Centre


Friday, 12 December 2014 until Friday, 12 December 2014
12:00 AM until 12:00 AM

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