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

December 2017

  • Christmas Tree Festival at St Chad's
    9th Dec 2017 to 16th Dec 2017   |   Event Information
  • Chronicle Christmas Market
    16th Dec 2017   |   Event Information
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    29th Nov 2017 to 7th Jan 2018   |   Event Information
  • Samurai: Warriors of Japan
    16th Oct 2017 to 21st Jan 2018   |   Event Information
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News

  • Join voices at University Centre Shrewsbury’s third annual Christmas Carol Service

    Members of the public are invited to join voices with University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) staff and students at the institution’s third annual Christmas Carol Service. The event takes place at St Chad...
  • Tickets for Comedy Festival Gala show go on sale

    Tickets for the hotly anticipated Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival Gala 2018 have gone on sale from Theatre Severn’s box office & website as of Friday 8th December. 2017’s event was the...
  • New Shrewsbury Night Bus Service Launched

    A brand new festive night bus service is coming as a trial to Shrewsbury from December 8th every Friday and Saturday night until Christmas, bringing a cheap and easy way to travel for those coming in...
  • Businesses urged to join charity Christmas collection

    A Shrewsbury telecoms company is urging neighbouring firms on Shrewsbury Business Park to contribute to a charity Christmas collection. Pure Telecom is behind the initiative to support the Shrewsbury...
  • Christmas knits needed for charity

    Staff in offices across Shropshire and mid Wales are being urged to sport their Christmas knits this week as part of a charity campaign. The Shrewsbury-based Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, which supports...

Christmas Gift Guide

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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