The town was briefly popular as a spa in the 19th century, and the excellent Longmynd Hotel, high above the town, was the hydro.
St. Laurence`s Church is partly Norman, and has a rare sheila-na-gig.
King John granted the market charter in 1214.
Church Stretton, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, is very popular with walkers.
Mary Webb spent her honeymoon here, and in her novels the town appears as Shepwardine.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Church Stretton for groups.