37 St Julian's Friars, Shrewsbury, SY1 1XL


Darwin's Townhouse offers a boutique bed and breakfast experience, with 19 bedrooms, just steps away from the river Severn and Shrewsbury's eclectic town. A unique and intimate venue, Darwin's Townhouse also offers exclusive use for small weddings and private parties of up to 50 guests.

Darwin's Town House is a Grade II* listed historic Georgian townhouse, situated in the town centre and steps to the River Severn path leading to the beautiful Quarry with its riverside walks and black and white Tudor Buildings.

Dating from around 1760 the house has retained its 18th-century classic plasterwork throughout. Joseph Bromfield (1744-1824) was a notable plasterer and architect working in the West Midlands, Central and North Wales during the late Georgian Period. He was also Mayor of Shrewsbury in 1809. Bromfield created some beautiful work which can be found in the Lounge where the plaster work exhibits the signs of the Zodiac also in the snug where plaster wall panelling incorporating mirrors surrounded by high relief swags and a first-floor Bedroom where a plaster panelled ceiling can be found. Other pieces of Bromfield's work can also be seen in St Chads, St Alkmunds, Powys Castle and Oakley Park.

The Town House also retains its original stone staircase and original fireplaces in three rooms. The Modern Garden Lodge was added in 2003 and was specially designed with ground-floor bedrooms as well as a ground-floor disabled room.

Opening times

  1. Monday

    09:00 - 20:00

  2. Tuesday

    09:00 - 20:00

  3. Wednesday

    09:00 - 20:00

  4. Thursday

    09:00 - 20:00

  5. Friday

    09:00 - 20:00

  6. Saturday

    09:00 - 20:00

  7. Sunday

    09:00 - 20:00


  • Customer parking
  • Customer toilets
  • Dog friendly
  • Free wifi

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