Wenlock Priory - English Heritage

Wenlock Priory - English Heritage
Bull Ring
Much Wenlock
TF13 6HS




01952 727466

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An exterior view of Wenlock Priory
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Picturesque ruins of a large priory of Cluniac monks, whose love of decoration is reflected in the glorious carving of its 12th-century chapter house and rare 'lavabo' - a tiered washing fountain in a topiary bedecked cloister garden.

Parts of the great church also stand, against the backdrop of the full-height infirmary wing. Set on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock, not far from Buildwas Abbey and the Iron Bridge.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

1 Apr-30 Apr 10am-5pm Wed-Sun and Bank Hols / 1 May-31 Aug 10am-5pm daily / 1 Sep-1 Nov 10am-5pm Wed-Sun / 2 Nov-28 Feb 10am-4pm Thu-Sun / 1-31 Mar 10am-5pm Wed-Sun and Bank Hols / Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

Admission charges



  • English Heritage

Additional info

Visually Impaired Visitors: Special audio tour included in admission price. Stonework and topiary to touch. NB Crypt and low walls may be hazardous.
Hearing Impaired Visitors: Audio tour with hearing loop included in admission price.

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Medieval religious life Discovery Visit

Enjoy a guided tour around this beautiful 12th century priory to discover how the medieval Church affected ordinary people's lives and what it was like to be a monk or a nun during that time.
Duration: 1 hour
Key Stage: 2, 3, 4, History, Religion

How to obtain

Call 0121 625 6864 to book a 1 hour session, available every weekday during term time. Price £75 per group of up to 30 pupils. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19510 for more information.