Where do we begin…
There can’t be many towns with 660 listed buildings, a museum within the Old Music Hall and carved characters peering down at you from a c.1500’s buildings. And of course, not forgetting our favourite son, Charles Darwin.
We are proud of Shrewsbury’s one-off characteristics that welcome you as soon as you step out of the train station. Established by the Saxons, Shrewsbury’s Medieval streets are lined with wonky buildings containing quirky shops and street names that truly tell a story – look out for Butcher Row, Fish Street and Grope Lane.
The River Severn forms an almost perfect loop around the town centre, which many visitors will cross on their journey into the town centre. One of the best ways to get explore the River Severn and beautiful surrounds, is to walk from the Welsh Bridge to the English Bridge. Explore the Quarry Park on your way or book a ride on the riverboat Sabrina.
During the Summer months, the River Severn and Quarry Park come alive with a series of events including the famous Shrewsbury Flower Show, and families enjoying the outdoor space, play area and paddling pool.
If you’re exploring on foot then don’t miss the statue of Charles Darwin outside the library and follow a Darwin Trail around town. Darwin was born in the town and went to Shrewsbury School which was then housed in the library buildings.
Look out for the Quantum Leap sculpture on the riverbank opposite Theatre Severn, which was created to mark Darwin’s 200th birthday.
Extending your stay?
Whether you are looking for a Shrewsbury hotel in the centre of town, a country hotel on the outskirts, or cosy Bed & Breakfast, Shrewsbury has plenty of accommodation to choose from.
If a self-catered property is more up your street, but with all the convenience of a town centre location, Shrewsbury boasts an array of town centre and rural cottages.
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