• 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

  • Discover Shrewsbury’s past in free Heritage Open Days

    A chance to step back into Shrewsbury’s past and explore amazing places free of charge, as well as spaces usually closed to the public, is offered as part of the national Heritage Open Days event...
  • Live Music Festival set to take place in Shrewsbury Quarry

    Fake Festivals are the UK’s only Tribute festival, they have become a nationwide success with locations up and down the country and now in its 10th season and with more dates than ever before we have...
  • History Day at the Dana Prison - Looking Back in Time

    On Monday 29th August (bank holiday) the Dana Gaol will be taking a trip back in time. Characters from years gone past will be walking the prison from the Georgian Era of 1793, when the prison was...
  • Free science fun at Shrewsbury Shopping summer kids’ club

    There’ll be lab coats and laughter aplenty when the popular Snapper Jaxx Kids’ Club returns to Shrewsbury Shopping’s Pride Hill Centre this week, for a free day of science-themed fun. On Thursday ...
  • Nunkie Theatre Company presents The Time Machine: An Invention

    Meet the first Time Lord, as Nunkie Theatre Company revive their critically acclaimed one-man show based on H G Wells’s classic science-fiction novella The Time Machine at Theatre Severn, in...

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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