Accessible Shrewsbury

Despite the historic nature of Shrewsbury, many of our wonderful businesses are accessible, and there are plenty of services at hand to help make your stay more comfortable. Discover more in our guide to being independent in Shrewsbury.
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Accessible Shopping and dining

When you visit the Shropshire county town of Shrewsbury, shopping and dining should definitely be on your list of top things to do. Did you know Shrewsbury’s independent retailers outnumber big chains by almost half? Many of Shrewsbury's eateries and retailers offer easy, disabled access, including Shrewsbury Market Hall and our two shopping centres: The Darwin Centre and The Parade.

Click here to discover retailers and eateries with disabled access.

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Blue badge parking

Shrewsbury has designated on-street parking for blue badge holders, there are also blue badge spaces in most town-centre car parks. Please click here for an extensive overview of parking in Shrewsbury.

Disabled toilets

Shrewsbury has many dedicated disabled changing facilities across the town centre. You can find them on Butcher Row, which contains male, female and disabled facilities, along with a baby changing area, all at ground level, as well as in The Darwin Centre, accessible via elevators.

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Accessible accommodation

Scooped up in the loop of the Severn, Shrewsbury is a town bursting with culture and history. Despite many of the buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, Shrewsbury has a number of hotels, b&bs and self-catering accommodation to suit your needs. Click here to discover more.

Dial A Ride

Dial a Ride offers alternative transport arrangements for those with difficulty walking or using public transport. Specially adapted and wheelchair-accessible vehicles provide a door-to-door service covering all of Shrewsbury. Visit or call 01743 450 270 for more information.


AccessAble is here to take the chance out of going out. The platform gives you the detailed information you need to work out if a place is going to be accessible to you. The detailed access guide has information on over 3,000 locations in and around Shrewsbury. Click here to read more on

Euan's Guide

Euan's Guide is the disabled access review site where disabled people, their family, friends and carers can find and share reviews on the accessibility of venues around the UK and beyond. The site is an invaluable tool for everything from planning a day out, to picking a last-minute place for coffee or lunch. Click here to read what Euan's Guide has to say about Shrewsbury.

For more information about Shrewsbury's accessibility and for help getting around contact Shropshire Council.

Original Shrewsbury is run on behalf of Shrewsbury BID and its members, it is therefore not a complete representation of all businesses operating within Shrewsbury.

Not all businesses can be included in every feature, however if you believe you should have been included please contact

If you would like your business to be involved with the Original Shrewsbury platform you can read more about voluntary membership here.

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