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Telephone code: 01939
Postcode: SY12
Population: 3200
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Located in North Shropshire the village of Ellesmere is a well known local attraction as well as a superb place to live. Ellesmere probably takes its name from the fact that the area is dotted with small lakes or meres so much so that it is sometimes referred to as “The Lake District of Shropshire” but on a much smaller scale. Nonetheless this is an attractive place that can trace is history back to Saxon times and Ellesmere is still attracting visitors today – a drive along the mere at Ellesmere on any day of the year will reveal numerous visitors feeding the wide variety of birds or simply admiring the view. As well as the Mere there is a spur of the Llangollen Canal, built in the late 18th century, which was meant to link Ellesmere with Ellesmere Port but increasing costs meant that it was never completed The town was granted a market charter in the 13th century and the market is still held here every Tuesday in the Market Hall, alongside the local stores many of which have been in the same family for generations. In the centre of the town is The Square dominated by the Old Town Hall that was built in 1833, an impressive building from its pedimented roof line down to its superb brick vaulted cellar. Ellesmere offers the visitors a friendly welcome, excellent walks in the countryside, along the canal and mere and if you find yourself nearby is well worth visiting. - Dave

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