• Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury

  • Shrewsbury Castle and Shropshire Regimental Museum

  • The River Severn loops around Shrewsbury

  • Theatre Severn on the bank on River Severn

  • Shopping on Wyle Cop

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.


June 2016



  • Dr James Pardoe, University Centre Shrewsbury

    Discussing Byron’s escapades and estate

    A University Centre Shrewsbury academic will be asking if the newspaper headline ‘bling, booze and groupie sex’ is an accurate description of Lord Byron’s life at the poet’s ancestral home. Dr James...
  • Shropshire Council

    New Whitchurch to Shrewsbury bus service to begin this week

    A new, improved, Whitchurch to Shrewsbury bus service will begin operating tomorrow, Wednesday 1st June 2016. The 511 service will be operated by GHA Coaches, who have been awarded a contract by...
  • University Centre Shrewsbury, NEET team

    Europe-wide project to support young people progressed at University Centre Shrewsbury

    Representatives from universities and other organisations across Europe joined together at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to develop an innovative project to support young people who are out of...
  • University Centre Shrewsbury, study in Shrewsbury

    Find out more at University Centre Shrewsbury events

    University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is inviting people through the doors for a range of events. People can learn more about studying and teaching at UCS at an upcoming open evening or explore a choice...
  • Bang & Olufsen Shrewsbury. Shopping in Shrewsbury

    Shrewsbury store celebrates decade of success

    One of Shrewsbury’s flagship retailers is celebrating 10 successful years of trading in the town. Audio visual specialists Bang & Olufsen opened a showroom in the High Street in 2006 after...

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

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