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County - Shropshire | Map
Tel code: 01939 | code search
Postcode: SY4 | code search
Population: 6300
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Birthplace of:
William Wycherley
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Folk Customs:
Arbor Day

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Spa Dental Wem
"Went today for emergency dental treatment they were all lovely , fantastic service though I fl rough now they were amazing and soon I'll b pain free and cn have ..." More

Old Rectory Hotel
"Good Points: Very pleasant , very good value . General review: Would stay again . Thanks .

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Old Rectory Hotel
"General review: An excellent short stay fr what I needed.

Date visited: 2009-07-07 ..." More

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Wem is located in North Shropshire and local archaeological finds indicate that this area was originally an Iron Age settlement, with the coming of the Saxons the town acquired the name of “Wamm” meaning marsh and is a direct reference to the marshy ground found around the River Roden which flows through the centre of the town and which, through time, has been modified to Wem. Mentioned in the Domesday Book as consisting of four manors and farms, at that time, it seems that the area was heavily wooded and local wildlife included roebuck and hawks which were in abundance in the area and today Wem is still surrounded by the Shropshire countryside, less wooded but still very much a rural setting. Around 1200 King John granted a charter to Wem confirming its status as a market town, the market is still held today on a Thursday in the Town Hall. Today Wem is a growing town, the High Street offers many local traditional shops and businesses occupying the many Georgian buildings, with excellent communications, good rail links and with a regional airport about an hour away it is a great location for those who need to commute and yet appreciate the rural surroundings that Wem has to offer.


Lower Lacon Caravan Park


Ashfield House Dental Practice
Spa Dental Wem


The Surgery
Wem and Prees Medical Practice

Farmers Market

Wem Farmers Market

Pub and Bar

Hawkstone Arms
Old Post Office
Raven Inn
The Albion


Shabab Balti


St Peter’s Primary School


Goode & Austin
Paul F Harfitt & Co


RJ’s of Wem Ltd
Wem Taxis

Sports Clubs

Shawbury United (Amateur Football)
Wem CC (Cricket)
Wem Judo Club 98 (Martial Arts)


Williams of Wem

Wem Treacle Mine
Eden Beauty & Alternative Therapy


Shropshire Steamboat Co.(Boat Trips and Cruises)

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Aston Lodge (0.25 miles)

Aston Lodge

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Aston Lodge invites you to Wem. Set in just under one acre of gardens with ample parking we offer 10 ensuite bedrooms. We are open every day of the year and ... More

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Old Rectory Hotel (0.39 miles)

Old Rectory Hotel

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The restful, friendly ambiance of this beautiful Georgian house sweeps you away immediately. As you enter the Old Rectory hotel through the Georgian pillars you are greeted with a splendid staircase. The ... More

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Hawkstone Park (3.33 miles)

Hawkstone Park

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Stepping inside Hawkstone Park Hotel is like entering another world. Its maze of meandering corridors, high ceilings and roaring log fire are reminiscent of a much loved English setting. But don’t be ... More


Burlton Inn (4.03 miles)

Burlton Inn

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The beautiful 18th century main building is situated on the road between Shrewsbury and Ellesmere. Featuring traditional wood beams, a warming snug with fireplace, an excellent period bar and a ... More

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Premier Inn Shrewsbury (Harmers Hill) (4.58 miles)

A wonderful countryside location, well situated for Shrewsbury town centre, Shrewsbury Castle and historic Ironbridge Gorge. Ideally positioned within easy reach of the M54 and A49 and just over 1 mile from Yorton train station. Our ... More | visit website
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Saracens at Hadnall (5.65 miles)

Saracens at Hadnall
Saracens is a former 18th century coaching inn set in the Shropshire countryside, 5 miles north of the historic town of Shrewsbury. Owned and operated by 37 year-old, Kentish-born Ben & 35 year-old Texan, Allison ... More | visit website
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The Bear at Hodnet (6.15 miles)

The Bear at Hodnet

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The Bear at Hodnet is a 16th century coaching inn offering a wide range of facilities for private and corporate guests. Allison and Ben Christie took over The Bear in ... More

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Penn Peel Cottage B&B (6.42 miles)

Penn Peel Cottage B&B
GOLD AWARD B&B and rated as one of the top B&Bs in Shropshire, close to the medieval town of Shrewsbury, Penn Peel Cottage is one of Britain's Finest accommodation and dates back to 1860. Luxurious ... More | visit website
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Albrighton Hall Hotel & Spa (6.80 miles)

Albrighton Hall Hotel & Spa
Deep in the Shropshire countryside, nestled amongst 15 acres of landscaped grounds, Mercure Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa was built in 1630 as a manor house, and is today steeped in history and still boasting ... More | visit website
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Albright Hussey Manor Hotel (7.45 miles)

Albright Hussey Manor Hotel

The Albright Hussey Hotel is a listed Grade II moated country house hotel renowned for its excellent accommodation, superb food, fine wines and impeccable service.

First recorded in the Domesday Book as 'Elbretone', today the Albright ... More | visit website

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