"Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun are the quietest places under the sun"
A. E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad.
Clun is a town in miniature lying in a stunningly beautiful valley in the Clun Forest. The Forest is however largely treeless - presumably to confuse the visitor. The town is centred on the 14th Century Packhorse Bridge – they conveniently installed alcoves for pedestrians to avoid being run over by any passing cart. "twill sharpen your wits to cross Clun bridge" especially if you have been visiting one of the local hostelries.
On an earlier Motte and Bailey site the atmospheric ruins of the Norman Clun Castle rises above the town. The Trinity Hospital and Almshouses are Jacobean with 2 quadrangles. Built in 1614 to provide "charitable accommodation to 12 men of good character" - still does so today
Very peaceful, very pretty and walks galore with Offa's Dyke, Caer Caradoc and Bury Ditches Hill forts nearby.
The Clun Green Man Day where The Green Man and Frost Queen battle for supremacy takes place in Clun each year. (Spoiler alert: The Green Man always wins)
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Accommodation in Clun
Key Events in Clun
Clun Valley Beer Festival
The Clun Valley Beer festival incorporating 7 public houses along the Clun Valley.
Clun Green Man Festival
Unique three-day Festival. Bank Holiday Monday sees a dramatic battle on Clun Bridge between the Green Man and Frost Queen, followed by May Fair.
Clun Carnival & Show
Carnival procession through town then entertainment, stalls, food and drink on the castle grounds by the river.
Clun Visitor Information
Visitor Information Point
Located at Bright Flowers
Church Street, Clun, Craven Arms, SY7 8JW
Tel: 01588 640541
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