Church Stretton

town in Shropshire, England

Church Stretton, or simply Stretton, is a small market town in the county of Shropshire, England. It is situated 13 miles (21 km) south of Shrewsbury and 15 miles (24 km) north of Ludlow. The population of the town in 2011 was 4,671.

Church Stretton
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The northern parts of the town viewed from the Burway
Population4,671 (2011 census)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHURCH STRETTON
Postcode districtSY6
Dialling code01694
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
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England
Shropshire

It is located in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The town was nicknamed "Little Switzerland" in the late Victorian and Edwardian period for its landscape, and became a health resort.

The town has a railway station that provides direct trains to Shrewsbury, Manchester, North Wales and South Wales.

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