Four churches

Four churches give Shrewsbury its famous skyline: St Mary's, St Alkmund's, St Chad's and Shrewsbury Cathedral.

Shrewsbury's churches are packed with significant stories and awesome architecture. The tour takes you from medieval times to the Georgian period to find a Welsh Saint, the first House of Commons, a tree of glass and the church where Charles Darwin was baptised.

If you're in town for some time then add Shrewsbury Cathedral to your list of places to visit. It was designed by Edward Pugin, the son of Augustus Pugin and the stained glass windows that decorate the 19th century building are a must-see.

St. Mary's has one of the tallest spires in the country and St Chad's has the largest circular nave and an amazing collection of continental stained glass imported during the Napoleonic period. St Alkmund's was built in Gothic Revival style and its impressive painted east window by Francis Eginton (1795) certainly makes a visit worthwhile. Shrewsbury Abbey, along with Shrewsbury Castle are the town's two oldest landmarks, they were both built by Roger de Montgomery, William the Conqueror's right hand man.

Shrewsbury Abbey, along with Shrewsbury Castle are the town's two oldest landmarks.