Clun (Welsh: Colunwy) is a small town in Shropshire.


Clun is the smallest town in Shropshire with a population of less than 1000. It is situated on the River Clun and is usually quite quiet, except for when the Green Man Festival is held in May and the Clun Carnival is held in August.

Get inEdit

By car only.

Get aroundEdit

By foot.


Clun Castle
  • 1 Clun Bridge. Medieval bridge dating back to 1450.    
  • 2 Clun Castle. Ruined castle with origins dating back to shortly after the Norman Conquest. Originally a motte & bailey fortification to defend the border with Wales.    
  • 3 Clun Town Trust Museum (Clun Town Hall and Museum), The Square, SY7 8JA, +44 1588 640681.
  • Almshouses (Trinity Hospital), Hospital Lane.
  • 4 St George's Church, 24 Knighton Rd, Clun, SY7 8JH.


  • Visit the town's museum in the old town hall (on the Square).
  • Pop into one of the two pubs and sample the local ales.
  • Walk around the castle ruins. On the May bank holiday there is a large fair held in the grounds.
  • Drive through the River Clun at Waterloo Ford (all vehicles can now do this).


There are a handful of shops including a Costcutters convenience store, a post office and two butchers in the town. There is also a car sales garage - the Clun Garage.

  • 1 Post Office, 16 The Square, SY7 8JA, +44 1588 640719.


At the pubs, see "Drink".



Due to its nature as a village, Clun's own accommodation is either from B&B or an inn. For larger hotels try Shrewsbury.

Go nextEdit

Cross the ancient (and narrow) Clun Bridge and head up the B road for Anchor - the most westerly place in Shropshire and source of the River Clun.

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