Cleobury Mortimer is a small rural market town with a population of (according to the 2001 census) 1,962, Although sometimes referred to as a village, it is infact the second smallest town in Shropshire (next to Clun).

Cleobury High Street
Cleobury High Street
Cleobury's famous crooked spire
Local shops offering local produce
View from Clows Top
Cleobury golf club

Cleobury has a significant entry in the Dooms Day Book and is the site of at least two castles. Cleobury Castle was destroyed in 1155 and only ruins remain today. In the 16th Century, Cleobury Mortimer was central in the industrialisation of Shropshire exploited for it's highly regarded Iron Ore. However, poor transport connections led to the closure of Cleobury's two furnaces and two water powered forge mills in the early 19th Century and so the town reverted to being an agricultural settlement. A large water powered paper mill survived on the River Rea until the end of the 19th Century.


By 1900 the town was an important civic centre with a railway station, union workhouse, Magistrates' Court, police station, agricultural college, infants' school and primary school.


There are a number of landmarks in the town, the most famous of which is St. Mary's church (dating back to the 12th Century), renowned for its crooked spire.



There are ample opportunities to eat out or takeaway in the town, including Indian, Chinese, Tai, fish and chips and good ol' pub grub served at many of the eight public houses. We personally recommend the local indian - the Spice Empire - as it offers some of the best food around!


There are a whole manor of things to do and places to see in and around the immediate vacinity. Below is a list of some of the most popular. Please click the links to find out more:

Cleobury Golf Club

Founded in 1993, this Ray Baldwin designed course continues to improve and test all abilities of golfers year upon year. As a popular destination, Cleobury Mortimer golf club plays host to the Worcestershire Open Pro Am, a number of county and Midland events and some of the biggest charity golf days in the West Midlands.

Berrington Hall

Nr. Leominster, Herefordshire

Step back in time at this popular National Trust site. With picturesque walks around the gardens and lake, it's an ideal day out for all the family. Younger visitors have their own trail around the house and can run off some energy in the park or have a go at building their own den in the woodland play area.

Ray's Farm


Rays Farm Country Matters offers a great family day out for children and adults of all ages to enjoy, with a wonderful farm, set in 8 aces of woodland and 9 acres of grassland to explore. Give your taste buds a treat and visit the cosy Tea Room. From freshly made Bacon and Brie Paninis and cakes, to frothy cappuccinos and speciality teas, everyone is catered for. Plus, for the toddlers, there are yummy jam sandwiches too. Season passes are available to reduce the cost of future visits.

Daniel's Mill


Daniels Mill is a fully working watermill set in the idyllic Shropshire countryside, deep in a wooded valley crossed by the 19th century viaduct carrying the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth. The watermill is virtually unaltered since the 18th Century and still in the ownership of the same family for over 250 years.

Ludlow Castle

The finest of medieval ruined castles set in glorious Shropshire countryside, at the heart of this superb, bustling black & white market town. Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility.


A glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval society.

Severn Valley Railway

Kidderminster to Bridgnorth (or vice versa)

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England. The 16-mile (26 km) heritage line runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, crossing the Shropshire/Worcestershire border, following the course of the River Severn for much of its route. The railway is one of the most popular heritage railways in the country.

West Midlands Safari Park


The West Midlands Safari Park offers a fun day out for children of all ages. There's lions and tigers; giraffe and rhino; elephants and zebra along with all kinds of deer that love to be stroked and fed. Animal food is for sale on arrival and it really is worth getting some for these special encounters. After your safari there are all kinds of things to do, like visiting Discovery Trail and seeing Penguin Cove. There's also a Sea Lion Show, Reptile World, Creepy Crawlies, Seaquarium and a Twilight Cave to enjoy. There's even an amusement park!

Go Ape Hire Wire Forest Adventure

Wyre Forest, Callow Hill, Kidderminster

Go Ape is the UK's number one forest adventure! The experience is all about living life a little more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan. The classic Go Ape experience is around 2 – 3 hours. Full safety briefings are provided on site before you fly down zip-wires, leap off  swings and tackle the many crossings.

Bishop's Castle


A small market town in beautiful surroundings. There are two museums and a Heritage Resource Centre, two breweries, including the oldest licensed brewery in the country. Many pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops catering for almost every need line the main street. There is frequent evening entertainment and the town is a centre for live music, crafts and art.

Church Stretton


Often referred to as 'little Switzerland', Church Stretton has been a spa town since the Victorian age providing the source of Stretton Hills bottled water. Given it's location, the town is particularly popular amongst walkers after being the very first town in Shropshire to receive 'Walkers Are Welcome' status. A thriving antiques centre with over 60 stalls is open every day and nearby Acton Scott Historic Farm provides a taste of farming at the turn of the 19th Century. St. Laurence's Church is also worth a visit.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum


Once described as "the most extraordinary district in the world", the Ironbridge Gorge is still a remarkable, and beautiful, place to visit today. A huge amount of early industry survives as furnaces, factories, workshops, canals and the settlements of Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Jackfield and Coalport.

RAF Museum

Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire

The RAF museum is free to enter and tells the story of the people who moulded the world of aviation.  With a world-class collection and display of aircraft, integrated with special exhibitions, films, interactives, artwork, engines, missiles, photographs, medals and uniforms and research and education facilities, the Museum takes an innovative approach to telling these stories whilst keeping with tradition.

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For information about other attractions and things to do in and around the local area, please visit the virtual Shropshire website.

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Cleobury Mortimer,

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