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

  • The Classic Charles Dickens Christmas Carol story retold through folk music at the Hive in Shrewsbury

    On Friday December 8th at 8PM, The Hive in Shrewsbury is hosting “A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera”, a retelling of the classic Christmas Carol story performed by folk opera group, Green Matthews....
  • Retailer launches Italian partnership pen

    A Shropshire businessman has helped to develop an exclusive limited edition fountain pen - in partnership with Italian designers. John Hall, who owns Write Here in Shrewsbury’s High Street, is...
  • Shrewsbury artisan bakery wins a silver award at prestigious World Bread Awards

    Shrewsbury artisan bakery Bread And Loaf is celebrating a silver gong for one of its most popular loaves in the prestigious World Bread Awards. The bakery, based in Castle Gates, won a silver award...
  • Festive late nights at Shrewsbury Market Hall

    Shrewsbury Market Hall is running a series of festive late nights in the lead up to Christmas. They kick off on Wednesday November 15 when stalls and restaurants will be open until 9pm for the...
  • Free seminar ‘Rural Places, Rural Challenges’ to be held at University Centre Shrewsbury

    Experts on rural issues across the country will come together at University Centre Shrewsbury later this month for a seminar exploring the challenges and opportunities of rural service delivery. The...

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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