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

May 2017

News

  • Reinterpreting Montgomery: The largest Civil War battle fought in Wales

    A lecturer from University Centre Shrewsbury has had published a book shedding new light on the largest English Civil War battle to take place in Wales. The battle of Montgomery, involving more than...
  • Côte Restaurants launch new vegetarian food and drinks offering

    Côte Restaurants, the UK's leading French Brasserie group, have launched a new vegetarian menu – proving that French restaurants can indeed be a great choice for vegetarians. The decision to launch...
  • Museum and charity ensure warm welcome for visitors with hearing loss

    Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery and local charity, Signal, are celebrating the UK’s Deaf Awareness Week in May to ensure a warm welcome for visitors with hearing loss. During the week, which runs...
  • The Hive’s got half term opportunities galore for young people

    Aged between 8 – 25 and looking for fresh activities to enjoy over the May Half Term?  Then look no further than The Hive.  With 2 great offers this Whit Week Holiday, there’s something for everyone...
  • STOP THE CLOCK for Shrewsbury Museum at Night

    On Wednesday 17 May 2017, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery will come to life for Museum’s at Night. The museum will open its doors between 4pm and 9pm for an exciting, programme of art, live music...

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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