Dig out your favourite fleece, wrap up and relax in Shrewsbury this autumn. The days may be shorter, but you're sure to find something to entertain you. Discover more here.

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Discover Shrewsbury this October

October signals the beginning of autumn, and there's no better time to explore Shrewsbury.

Dig out your favourite fleece and discover everything our beautiful market town has to offer you this month, from outstanding eateries to spooky ghost stories, unique events to half-term fun. And don't forget free entry to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery!

We’ve been working closely with local businesses to help make the town safe and secure for all to enjoy – we’ll all be warming up to the cooler weather in no time.

Shrewsbury's Open Stories

Scooped in the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a town oozing with history. Whether from the comfort of your home, whilst out and about or commuting, be transported to the heart of Shrewsbury with the new Shrewsbury's Open Stories audio tours. Click here to listen along.

If you're interested in wandering around the wonders of Shrewsbury, whether in a group or going solo, you're sure to find something interesting on our collation of Shrewsbury guides.

Tickle your tastebuds

October sees us celebrating both International Coffee Day and World Vegetarian Day. Shrewsbury is blessed to have, not only all your high street favourites, but also a thriving independent scene.

Bread, still warm, made with flour from a watermill a few miles away in the Shropshire countryside. Decadent dining in restaurant rooms that pre-date the Wars of the Roses. Cobbled streets packed with quirky places to eat, cool cafés and one-off delis. Bars and restaurants that you’ll be happy to head to for classic cocktails and the best beers. You’ll find all you’re after on our expansive Eat and Drink pages.

Explore Shrewsbury

Get ready for World Libraries Week by exploring Shrewsbury's historic library. Nestled inside a Grade I listed, former schoolhouse, the library overlooks Shrewsbury's key Castle Quarter and offers a fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction books, as well as computers and internet access.

If you're looking to take a book home on a more permanent basis, then discover Shrewsbury's many varied and wonderful book shops in our shopping guide.

It can be tough to keep the kids entertained during the holidays - but Shrewsbury has you covered! From pumpkin picking to crafting and museum hunts we've rounded up a few ideas to help keep those little monsters at bay. Click here to discover more.

Don't forget there's FREE entry to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery until the end of October. Explore millions of years of history through over one thousand remarkable objects, from key Shropshire finds like the Roman tombstones and headstones and the Shropshire Mammoth, to a fine geology and Tudor collection. Make sure not to miss the museum's current exhibition The Tiger Who Came to Tea, celebrating 50 years of the iconic children's book by Judith Kerr.

Get in the spooky spirit this Halloween

Down shuts and passageways, or along our old town walls - better watch out for the Shrewsbury Ghouls! Rich in history and folklore, with more than a few hair-raising tales to tell, Shrewsbury is the perfect setting for spooky events.

Halloween is a time for both children and children at heart. There is a multitude of events running throughout Shrewsbury to keep little ghouls of all ages entertained, from pumpkin picking to crafts and ghost tours. Click here to explore Shrewsbury's Halloween events.

Shrewsbury, with its medieval streets, shuts and passageways, and gory history is said to be one of the most haunted towns in the UK. If you go down to the town after dark, you never know who or what you might meet... Discover Shrewsbury's haunted tales here.

Key events this October

Free entry to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Tuesday, 28th July to Saturday, 31st October 2020
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Sunday, 6th September to Saturday, 31st October 2020
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Flea: Antique and Collectors Fair

Saturday, 3rd to Sunday, 4th October 2020 -
9:00am - 3:00pm
West Mid Showground,
Gravel Hill Lane
SY1 2PF Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

Sunday, 18th to Friday, 30th October 2020
Bear Steps Art Gallery
2 St Alkmonds Place
SY1 1UJ

Shropshire Produce Market: Autumn Fair

Saturday, 24th October 2020 -
9:00am - 3:30pm

Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop

Friday, 23rd October to Saturday, 5th December 2020 -
10:15am - 4:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Farmers Market

Friday, 6th November 2020 -
9:00am - 3:30pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Made in Shropshire: Fair in the Square

Saturday, 14th November 2020 -
9:00am - 5:00pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Discover more about Shrewsbury

Top sights to see in Shrewsbury

The Square Plays host to monthly Farmers Markets and Made in Shropshire Fairs and the spring Cartoon Festival.

Your guides to Shrewsbury

Wandering around the wonders of Shrewsbury is one of the best ways to see the sites. Whether you're looking to join a group, go solo or fancy something themed you'll find limitless options in our collation of Shrewsbury guides.

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