Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock is a charming market town located in Shropshire, England. It has a long history of being a place of pilgrimage and is today a popular tourist destination. The town has a long and interesting history, having been occupied since at least the Iron Age. It was a centre of pilgrimage in Saxon times, and a Benedictine priory was founded there in the 11th century. Much Wenlock is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and it was at this time that the town began to develop as a centre of trade and industry.

The town is best known for its association with the Olympic Games. In 1850, Dr. William Penny Brookes organised the first Wenlock Olympian Games in Much Wenlock, and this event is seen as a precursor to the modern Olympic Games. The event was held annually until the end of the 19th century and was revived in 2010. The modern games feature a range of sporting events, including running, cycling and archery.

Much Wenlock

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