Posted 20 Feb 2020

Tops sights to see in Shrewsbury

Top sights

The Square Plays host to monthly Farmers Markets and Made in Shropshire Fairs.

Shrewsbury Castle is home to spectacular collections of pictures, weapons, uniforms and other memorabilia from the 1700's to the present day, found in the The Soldiers of Shropshire Museum inside the castle.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery Look out for temporary exhibitions by cutting edge artists, Roman artefacts, many discovered at nearby Wroxeter, and work inspired by Charles Darwin who was born in the town. The Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery also has a permanant exhibition of pre-history and a roman gallery.

The Bellstone across the road from Shrewsbury Market Hall to the entrance of Morris Hall (marked by a pair of black, iron gates) and discover a large granite boulder set within a small courtyard. Known as the Bellstone, this remnant from the last Ice Age was Darwin's first introduction to the science of geology.

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St Chads Church designed by George Stuart (who also designed nearby Attingham Park) is where Charles Darwin was christened in 1809 and where lies the grave of Ebenezer Scrooge - a prop left over from the filming of 'A Christmas Carol'.

In the depths of Shrewsbury's quirky streets, Tudor craftsmen carved rebellious characters in the walls of the half-timbered mansions - a tradition that is still alive and well. In fact, if you look closely at some of the buildings on the High Street today, you can spot Margaret Thatcher, Michael Heseltine or even Mick Jagger staring back at you.

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The Soldiers of Shropshire Museum

Weapons, medals and uniforms from the 18th century to the present day sit within the ancient, red sandstone walls, which tower above the town. Hunt…

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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (SM&AG) sits proudly in the town square and is the county’s flagship museum and art gallery. Visitors will…

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Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle stands at the top of a hill and was built as a defensive fortification for Shrewsbury, which the River Severn otherwise…

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Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Situated just outside Shrewsbury town centre, the internationally important Flaxmill Maltings site reflects a time when Shropshire led the way in…

Open Today 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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The Quarry Park

The Quarry is Shrewsbury's beautiful, 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the river Severn. The Quarry has been Shrewsbury's most…

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Shrewsbury Market Hall

Voted Britain's Favourite Market in 2018, 2023 & 2024! Beneath Shrewsbury's iconic clocktower is the town's award-winning indoor…

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Old Market Hall

Built in 1596, Shrewsbury's iconic Old Market Hall was lovingly restored and re-opened as a contemporary cinema and cafe bar in 2004. The intimate…

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Shrewsbury Prison

The current prison buildings are Victorian, built in 1868 but there has been a prison on that site since 1793. The prison was decommissioned by the…

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The Sabrina Boat

Join the Sabrina Boat and take in the beauty of Shrewsbury as you take a daytime cruise past the stunning Quarry Park and the town’s historic…

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