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

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News

  • Winners of BBC’s The Choir perform in Shrewsbury this Spring

    Semi-Toned, an all-male acapella group from Exeter University have been crowned the ‘best in Britain,’ after winning the finals of Gareth Malone’s The Choir on BBC Two.  Shrewsbury School are...
  • Shop gees up for Christmas with new range

    A talented Shropshire illustrator with a love of horses has combined her passions to create a new range of cards and gifts. Isobel Bushell has launched a selection of greetings cards and pictures all...
  • Shrewsbury Market Hall’s late evening festive celebrations on 10th & 14th December

    Live music, a movie and a Narnia chocolate tea party will be part of the late night festive celebrations being staged by Shrewsbury Market Hall on Saturday 10th December. The market’s stalls, cafes...
  • Shrewsbury prepares for a Nutcracker of a Christmas

    Larger than life festive characters will soon spring up in Shrewsbury town centre with visitors invited to join The Nutcracker Trail. Ten 6ft 5ins high Nutcracker Kings will be placed at different...
  • Shrewsbury’s independents showcase their big appeal on ‘Small Business Saturday’

    Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) is calling on people to shop local and support independent traders on ‘Small Business Saturday’ this weekend. Start-up enterprises to long-established...

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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