Much Wenlock is a spider’s web of narrow streets surrounded by Tudor, Jacobean, and Georgian buildings. The town is most famous for its 12th century Wenlock Priory. It is surrounded by neatly manicured grounds and topiaries of squirrels and teddy bears. The ruins of the priory include part of a decorated chapterhouse and an unusual carved lavabo. In June and July the ruins make the perfect backdrop for Shakespearean plays that are performed here. From the tourist center you can get a copy of The Olympian Trail, a pleasant 1.5 mile walking tour of the town exploring the link between Much Wenlock and the modern Olympics.