Clun, Shropshire

"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)

If you would like to visit Clun and need accommodation click here.

For more information about the rest of Shropshire, please click the link to Visit Shropshire.com

Please click here to view a map of Clun town centre.

Attractions in Clun

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Clun Castle

The dramatic riverside ruins and extensive earthworks of a Welsh Border Norman Castle, its tall keep unusually set on the side of its mound.


Accommodation in Clun

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Bush Farm

Bush Farm nestles amongst the South Shropshire Hills in a peaceful and idyllic riverside location.

£60.00 - £70.00

01588 660330

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Hurst Mill Farm

Wagtail and Dipper Cottages are two converted beamed cottages on the owner's working farm, nestling by a river with kingfishers in the beautiful Clun Valley.

£200.00 - £500.00

01588 640224

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Kerry Cottage (Hesterworth)

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the tiny village of Hopesay lies nestled in the South Shropshire Hills.

£210.00 - £370.00

01588 660487

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The White Horse Inn

A characterful, friendly and comfortable Inn situated in the old market square at the centre of Clun. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and those just wanting a relaxing break in this peaceful area.

£32.50 - £55.00

01588 640305

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Sun Cottage

Sun Cottage is a characterful grade 2 listed building, nestled in the conservation village of Norbury which is in the South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or AONB.

£300.00 - £550.00

01588 650846


Keys Cottage

Keys Cottage is situated in the ancient village of Clun with its historic 13th Century castle and river. The holiday accommodation is located in the stunning south Shropshire hills, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

£320.00 - £620.00

01588 673302


Pooh Hall Cottages

Three beautiful stone cottages each with their own characters.

£290.00 - £490.00

01588 640075

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The Squire Farm Holiday Cottages

The Squire Farm is an idyllic smallholding in the secluded, peaceful surroundings of Red lake Valley in the southwest comer of Shropshire.

£315.00 - £604.00

01547 530530

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Linley Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the tiny village of Hopesay lies nestled in the South Shropshire Hills.

£40.00 - £76.00

01588 660487

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Little Hall Cottage

Little Hall Cottage in the peaceful Clun valley, has its origins in the 18th century, and has now been extended to offer 2 en-suite guest bedrooms.

£70.00 - £70.00

01588 640976

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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

August

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

For more information about Shropshire, including Accommodation, Attractions and Activities, visit Shropshire Tourism

Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

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Tile Decorating Workshop at Jackfield Tile Museum

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Nov 25

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

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Nov 14

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