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

  • Shropshire bespoke furniture designer and maker celebrates first year in business

    A Shrewsbury woman is celebrating her first year in business as a bespoke furniture designer and maker. Jane Handford, who established Jane Handford Design in 2016, holds a first class BA (Hons)...
  • BBC Folk Awards Nominees for new 'Uptown Folk' season

    Following the success of the first ‘Uptown Folk’ gigs at the Hive in autumn 2016, we are now ready for its successful funding bid to Arts Council England the Hive in Shrewsbury is pleased to announce...
  • Rainbow party time at UCS

    Salopian Rainbows are going Back in Time... again! The launch party for a weekend marking the National Festival of LGBT History, Back in Time 2, takes place at UCS’ Guildhall site on Friday 17th...
  • Gamers to battle sleep in 24-hour charity challenge

    Committed video gamers Rob Walker, and his colleagues from GAME in Shrewsbury, are gearing up to burn the midnight gaming oil on 24th and 25th February 2017 to raise money for people with...
  • Darwin inspired photography exhibition hits the mark

    Thought provoking and emotional images on the theme of evolution made a big impact when a ground-breaking photography exhibition opened in Shrewsbury on Thursday. ‘Evolution Explored, A Magnum Photos...

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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