• 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.

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News

  • ‘Acoustic Adele’ comes to Shrewsbury this Saturday

    The sound of Adele comes to Shrewsbury this week – in the form of a tribute night staged by a rising local talent. Libby Gliksman will be performing songs by one of the UK’s biggest stars at a...
  • Shropshire’s first recorded hoard of Iron Age coins acquired by Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

    A handful of 2000-year-old precious gold coins are to go on display in Shropshire for the first time on Monday 1st August 2016 after being acquired by Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. The seven...
  • ‘Silly Games’ come to Shrewsbury for summer holiday fun

    Children will be getting sporty at Shrewsbury’s Darwin Shopping Centre this week, when the popular Snapper Jaxx Kids’ Club returns for a free day of summer holiday fun and games. On Thursday 28th...
  • Films behind bars

    Events Management students from New College Telford have teamed up with Immersive Events and the Campbell Group to host an outdoor cinema event at the Dana Prison, Shrewsbury on the 28th and 29th...
  • Free lecture by University leader on economic development

    Economic development and the challenges for Shrewsbury in the 21st century will be the subject of a free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) this month. Professor Tim Wheeler, Vice-...

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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