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Sightseeing Tours to Try

Wandering around the wonders of Shrewsbury is one of the best ways to see the sites. Meet up with Shrewsbury’s team of tour guides for an expert amble.

Riverboats and roaming

See the sights from the comfort of Shrewsbury's riverboat Sabrina. The 40 minute rides on the riverboat run between 11am and 4pm from the Welsh Bridge from March until October. The River Severn forms an almost perfect loop around the town and another great way to get the lay of the land is to walk from the Welsh Bridge to the English Bridge, which sit at opposite ends of the town. Don't forget to explore the Quarry Park on your way.

Darwin Town Trail

Pick up a copy of the town trail to walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin - Shrewsbury's most famous son. Many of the points in the trail are marked with special commemorative way-markers set into the pavement. Pick up a free Darwin Town Trail from the Visitor Information Centre in the Museum and Art Gallery.

Tour of the Churches

Take a stroll around Shrewsbury's churches - they're packed with significant stories and awesome architecture. Tour through history at three of Shrewsbury's most important buildings - Shrewsbury Abbey, St. Mary the Virgin and St. Chad's. It 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. Download a copy of the trail here.

Guided walking tours

Leaving from the Museum and Art Gallery, guided walking tours operate Monday to Saturday at 2.30pm and Sundays at 11am between May and September. Tours are £7.50 for an adult and £2.50 per child. Tours in October operate Tuesday to Saturday and November to April tours are on a Saturday only.

Take a stroll around Shrewsbury's churches - they're packed with significant stories and awesome architecture.