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Shropshire’s famous poet, Alfred Housman, called Clun ‘one of the quietest places under the sun’, and many years on, the description still applies. He was not the only writer to draw inspiration in the quiet beauty of the South Shropshire hills, and today Clun offers visitors on a cottage holiday a lovely glance back at a time now long since gone by. The very entrance to the town shields it from the bustle of modern life; a narrow packhorse bridge guides the visitor into town, and to the discovery of its charm and history. Clun castle is one of the finest of the smaller Welsh Marches castles built in Norman times.
The rolling countryside around Clun is a magnet for walkers and bikers. Offa’s Dyke long distance path is nearby, whilst the Shropshire Way and Jack Mytton Way both pass through. Close by are the towns of Ludlow and Bishop’s Castle, the innovative Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the unique Land of Lost Content, an eclectic museum dedicated to nostalgia and popular culture at Craven Arms.
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