You Can't Copy Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is full of higgledy-piggledy streets with names you want to say out loud. A river that scoops up the town in a loop. A mix of the very old and the very new. The quirky and the one-off. Here’s where you can find information to plan your visit to Shrewsbury.

Events

July 2017

  • The Mikado
    20th Jul 2017 to 22nd Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • Into the Woods
    21st Jul 2017 to 22nd Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • Jane Lewis Charity Country Walk to Fundraise for Bethphage
    22nd Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson
    23rd Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival
    21st Jul 2017 to 23rd Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival - St Nicholas
    22nd Jul 2017 to 23rd Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival
    22nd Jul 2017 to 23rd Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • The Graduate (15)
    26th Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • Gone To Earth (PG)
    21st Jul 2017 to 27th Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • Severn Lions Little Nature Detectives – Tweet Tweet!
    27th Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • The Shack (12A)
    28th Jul 2017 to 29th Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • The Red Turtle (PG)
    24th Jul 2017 to 30th Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • Long Forgotten Fields (12A)
    31st Jul 2017   |   Event Information
  • Antarctica: Life in a hostile land
    5th May 2017 to 17th Sep 2017   |   Event Information
  • Antarctica: Life in a hostile land
    5th May 2017 to 17th Sep 2017   |   Event Information

News

  • Shrewsbury Festival of Literature to launch story-telling project

    People, who have journeyed from overseas and ended up making Shropshire their home, are being urged to tell their stories to form part of a new performance work that will debut at this year’s...
  • BID concerned with car parking proposals

    Shrewsbury BID, which represents over 500 businesses in the town, is deeply concerned by some of the proposals put forward in Shropshire Council’s draft car parking strategy, announced last week....
  • New town sign points to forward-looking Shrewsbury town centre

    The prototype for Shrewsbury’s new on-street signage system has been installed at Castle Foregate and shows the town’s forward-looking approach. The distinctive ‘totem’ is set to be the first of 56...
  • Approval of new strategy that aims to boost Shropshire’s economy

    A new and ambitious strategy that outlines how Shropshire Council and its partners will work together to grow the economy of Shropshire over the next five years has been approved by Shropshire...
  • Business as usual at Shrewsbury Market Hall while essential town centre substation works take place

    Shrewsbury Market Hall will remain fully open as normal while major works take place to upgrade one of Shrewsbury’s main electricity substations, situated within the basement of the building. Western...

Tourist information

Plan your visit to Shrewsbury with tourism and travel information, download the Shrewsbury town map and guide. Open space where you can slow the pace. Historic places and attractions with famous steps to retrace. Discover heritage and culture in Shropshire and make sure Shrewsbury’s your base. Find contact details for the Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre.

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See and Do

Shrewsbury is full of finds to be discovered during your visit – a blockbuster in a Tudor cinema, a sell-out Folk Festival and the world’s oldest Flower Show. By foot or by boat, the River Severn is a must, as is the café culture, the castle and the churches that dominate Shrewsbury's famous skyline. Learn more about one-off attractions, activities and things to do in Shrewsbury and Shropshire.

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Eat

Bread, still warm, made with flour from a watermill a few miles away in the Shropshire countryside. Decadent dining in restaurant rooms that pre-date the Wars of the Roses.

Cobbled streets packed with quirky places to eat, cool cafés and one-off delis. Bars and restaurants that you’ll be happy to head to for classic cocktails and the best beers. You’ll find all you’re after in Shrewsbury.

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Gallery

Get a taste of why Shrewsbury is the original one-off. Explore our photographs and experience the crooked buildings and Victorian green spaces. Discover the places to see during your visit to Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

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Shop

When you visit the Shropshire county town of Shrewsbury, shopping should definitely be on your list of top things to do. Did you know Shrewsbury’s independent retailers outnumber big chains by almost half?

There are endless boutiques and quirky independents, all tucked away in 'shuts and passages' (those crooked medieval alleyways that criss-cross the town centre).

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Stay

Retreat to sleep in Scandi chic. Crash out in a 16th-century coaching inn. Wake up in a Prince’s bedroom. There are plenty of out-of-the-ordinary hotels, B&Bs, accommodation and places to stay during a visit to Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

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Videos

See some of Shrewsbury’s people, places and personalities come to life on screen.

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