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6. Shrewsbury

Top 10 ten places to visit in the Midlands – Shropshire


Set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, Shrewsbury is one of England’s finest medieval market towns with an ambience all of it’s own, packed with black and white timber-framed buildings, steep streets and narrow alleyways.

Shrewsbury boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum, and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.

The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks or you can enjoy a trip on the pleasure boat Sabrina.
There are many events throughout the year celebrating Shrewsbury’s medieval and historic past, including Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury International Street Theatre Festival and the world famous Shrewsbury Flower Show. Did you know Shrewsbury was the birthplace of Charles Darwin?
The city centre is packed with designer retailers as well as a great variety of independent shops. Be sure to explore the narrow winding streets and make your own discoveries!
Shrewsbury Tourist Information Office Address:
The Visitor Information Centre
The Music Hall
The Square
England, UK

Shrewsbury Tourist Information Office Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Sunday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Bank Holidays
10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Shrewsbury Tourist Information Office Admission:

T  +44 (0)1743 281200

F  +44 (0)1743 218213

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