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

June 2017

  • My Cousin Rachel
    16th Jun 2017 to 29th Jun 2017   |   Event Information
  • Churchill (PG)
    30th Jun 2017 to 6th 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
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News

  • Market Hall to host late-night Summer Celebration on 1st July

    Shrewsbury Market Hall is throwing open its doors for a Summer Celebration evening on Saturday 1st July when its restaurants, bars and other attractions will open until 10pm. The event follows the...
  • Saxonby Group launches new groundworking company

    A new construction industry ground working company has been launched in Shropshire.  Although a separate business in its own right, Saxonby (Groundworks) Ltd is part of the Shrewsbury-based Saxonby...
  • Reviive installs its free-to-play piano in The Market Hall Shrewsbury

    Shropshire recycling and resale organisation Reviive has installed its free-to-play piano on the second floor in The Market Hall Shrewsbury. Based on an idea originated by the worldwide Street Pianos...
  • Galliers beat charity challenge target

    Building firm staff who took part in a charity challenge recently have smashed their fund raising target. The team from Shrewsbury-based Galliers Homes tackled a unique event which saw their physical...
  • New Shrewsbury Gin Trail to launch at Food Festival Fringe

    A brand new Shrewsbury Gin Trail will prove just the tonic for artisan gin lovers when it debuts for the first time on Saturday June 24th as part of fringe events to the town’s annual Food Festival...

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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