The Sun Inn, 10 High St, Clun, Craven Arms SY7 8JB, UK
Double Occupancy £80 - £100
Gorgeously renovated and totally original this 15th century coaching inn can be found in the heart of the South Shropshire Hills.
The Sun is a traditional inn with two main bar areas and an attractive courtyard garden. The cosy snug bar has many original features, including a slab stone floor, paneled walls, oak beamed ceilings and a stunning inglenook fireplace.
In the Coach House we have 2 doubles and a twin, all en suite. The Granary is a separate and huge 2 room suite with large lounge area and en suite bathroom.
Food is served 7 days a week 12pm till 3pm & 5.30p till 9 pm and 12pm till 8pm on Sundays. There is a full menu all week and a Sunday roast consisting of 3/4 roast meats and a vegetarian option.
Double rooms – £80
Twin rooms – £80
The Granary – £100
Prices include a full English breakfast
Clun is at the heart of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where the gentle hills are wooded or grazed by Clun Forest Sheep. There is great walking all around, as well as country drives, cycle routes and challenging forest terrain for mountain bikes. Offa’s Dyke, a defensive eighth century earthwork and National Trail, cuts through the remnants of the Clun Forest just a few miles west of Clun. The Dyke visitors centre is at Knighton, a short drive over the hills. South Shropshire offers excellent bird watching. Buzzards abound in the sky and are the symbol of the Shropshire Way, which passes through Clun. For horse riders, Clun also lies on the Jack Mytton Way. The Bury Ditches hill fort is a short walk or drive away, as is the treasured nature reserve at Clunton Coppice. There is plenty to find of interest in the surrounding hills for geologists as well as nature lovers.
A few miles to the north, the lead mining site at Snailbeach is a reminder of the industrial past of this most rural of landscapes. It is a steep walk from here to the Stiperstones, a wild hill with eerie jagged tors, or take the short drive to the base of the stones. The Long Mynd and Stretton Hills lie to the east, snuggling the picturesque town of Church Stretton, with its annual food fair, and the beautiful Carding Mill Valley. To the east, the Clee Hills are populated by picturesque villages and boast the highest summits south of the Pennines. A pleasant one hour drive northwards takes you to the world heritage site of Ironbridge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
The towns of South Shropshire have many hidden delights. Much Wenlock is a short drive along the Wenlock Edge. It is the birthplace of the modern Olympics: follow the Olympic Trail, dip into the teashops, pubs and bookshops or visit the abbey. Ludlow has a deserved reputation as a gastronomic centre, serving real local food amid antiques shops and antique buildings. The charming town of Bishops Castle is also nearby, with its historic buildings, antiques, arts and crafts and famous breweries. The historic town of Shrewsbury is within easy reach for a day trip.
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