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With over 1,000 years of history, Shrewsbury is a place where the very very old sits along side the very very new.

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Flaxmill offer
See & Do

Posted 10 May 2024

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings is West Midlands Building of the Year

The Flaxmill, once a disused and dilapidated former factory, has taken home the RIBA Award for West Midlands Building of the Year.

See & Do

Posted 29 April 2024

Guided walking tours of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre offers year-round walking tours of Shrewsbury in the heart of the historic town.

St alkmunds
Eat & Drink

Posted 3 April 2024

Spend an Enchanted April in Shrewsbury

As the days warm and the nights shorten, April has lots to offer. Get outdoors or hit the town for a huge array of spring events.

Lgbt festival
See & Do

Posted 15 March 2024

Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival 2024

Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival returns 15-17th March, and features live performances, an exhibition, talks and more.

The sabrina river severn 2
Eat & Drink

Posted 1 March 2024

Enjoy spring in Shrewsbury this March

This month has lots to offer as we hurtle into spring -- from celebrating women and mothers to hunting down sweet treats for Easter, do it all in…

Milk street shrewsbury
Eat & Drink

Posted 2 February 2024

Discover Shrewsbury this February

Make the shortest month count with everything Shrewsbury has to offer – from romantic meals to half-term play.

Darwin shrewsbury festival statue image
See & Do

Posted 31 January 2024

The 21st DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

Through February, Shrewsbury celebrates its connection to the father of evolution with a month-long festival.

Folk festival
Eat & Drink

Posted 11 January 2024

Add These Dates to Your 2024 Calendar

There's always something to do in Shrewsbury. Get the first key dates for 2024 down in your calendar.

Jack web
Local History

Posted 12 October 2023

Explore Shrewsbury's Best Ghost Tales for October nights

With a rich history dating all the way back to the Bronze Age, dotted with bloody battles, rebellions and gruesome murders, it’s not surprising to…

Poetry day
Local History

Posted 5 October 2023

From the pre-Raphaelites to the Trenches: Exploring Shrewsbury's Poetic Legacy

What do Wilfred Owen and Mary Webb have in common? To celebrate National Poetry Day, we take a look at some of Shrewsbury's most notable poetic…

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