Ellesmere is a small historic market town in North Shropshire, named after Ellesmere, one of the largest meres outside of the Lake District.

Often referred to as Shropshire’s Lake District, with nine glacial meres nearby, Ellesmere sits on the Llangollen Branch of the Canal network with the North Shropshire Branch also being close by, running all the way to Ellesmere Port. Historically Ellesmere Port provided the port to Ellesmere for exports, hence the name. During the construction of the canals Thomas Telford lived in a house on the canal in Ellesmere which still stands today.

The town centre comprises numerous Georgian and half-timbered buildings surrounding the medieval streets, with a number of independent small shops and businesses as well as a large supermarket a short walk away. There are many historic streets and buildings just outside the town centre, many of which are listed and included in the conservation area.

Within Ellesmere there are both primary and secondary schools and the well-known Ellesmere College, an independent co-educational day and boarding school, is located just outside of the town.

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