Market Drayton is a small market town located on the River Tern within the northern part of Shropshire, England. Amongst the transport links of the town is the A53 road, which by-passes the town and grants easy access.
Amongst the many historical buildings you can find at Market Drayton are a number of 17th and 18th century half-timbered buildings in the town centre, as well as a restored Norman church, known as St. Mary's Church. The town's marketplace is of ancient origin, with a market charter granted from 1246 with the market continuing today.
Other local ancient sites include Audley's Cross, Blore Heath, which the site of a major War of the Roses battle and several Neolithic standing stones, known locally as "The Devil's Ring and Finger". Other landmarks of note in the area include Pell Wall Hall, Buntingsdale Hall and Salisbury Hill, which are also within a short distance of the town centre.
Hodnet Hall Gardens, Hodnet, Market Drayton TF9 3NN (01630) 685786
Beautifully developed over 900 years in more than 60 acres of flowering shrubs and woodland walks, is Hodnet Hall Gardens; winner of numerous national gardening awards.
Nestled in thick woodlands and cultivated around ponds and streams, these beautiful landscaped gardens give pleasure to thousands of visitors during the spring and summer.