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Discover Shrewsbury at home

Our doors may be closed, but Shrewsbury remains open online. Join us from the comfort of your home as we explore the best our town has to offer, from tastebud tingling food to virutal events and over 1,000 years of history.

Explore Shrewsbury 

One of the best ways to see the seasons change is by taking a stroll through the Quarry. 29 acres of beautiful parkland encircled within the loop of the River Severn, it’s a sight not to be missed. At the heart of the Quarry lies the Dingle, a floral masterpiece cultivated by world-renowned gardener Percy Thrower, who served as Parks Superintendent for 28 years.

 

If you're interested in Shrewsbury's most famous son, Charles Darwin, then take a look at our Darwin Shrewsbury Trail. Shrewsbury boasts many buildings and locations that were the backdrop to many pivotal moments in Darwin’s early life. His story is written on the walls and cobbled streets of Shrewsbury. Click here to find out more.

 

Shrewsbury's Open Stories

Scooped in the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a town oozing with history. From the comfort of your home be transported to the heart of Shrewsbury with the new Shrewsbury's Open Stories audio tours. Click here to listen along.

Indulge in some retail therapy

When you visit Shrewsbury, shopping should definitely be at the top of your list of things to do. Whilst our retailers' doors may be closed, many of our independents are selling their products online, so you can get the best of Shrewsbury delivered directly to your door. Click here to discover which of Shrewsbury's retailers have online stores.

Treat yourself or a loved one with a gift card from Shrewsbury's Open Online, the new local virtual marketplace for local independents. Click here to find out more.

Tickle your tastebuds

Shrewsbury’s cobbled streets are packed with quirky places to eat, cool cafés and one-off delis. Now that Shrewsbury is in Tier 2 eating in has become the new eating out, and with our local eateries rising to the task you can enjoy your favourite foods from the comfort of your home. Click here to discover which of Shrewsbury’s eateries are open for delivery, collection and takeaway with our comprehensive dining in guide.

Lockdown events

A Taste of Tanners at Home, Let the New Year be-Gin

Thursday, 14th January 2021 -
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tanners Wines,
26-29 Wyle Cop
SY1 1XB Shrewsbury

Behind Bars with Officer Goodwin

Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -
11:00am
Shrewsbury Prison,
The Dana Prison
SY1 2HR Shrewsbury

An Evening Online with Jo Jackson

Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Shrewsbury Library,
Castle Gates
SY1 2AQ Shrewsbury

A Taste of Tanners at Home: Sherry

Thursday, 21st January 2021 -
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tanners Wines,
26-29 Wyle Cop
SY1 1XB Shrewsbury

A Taste of Tanners at Home

Friday, 22nd January 2021 -
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Tanners Wines,
26-29 Wyle Cop
SY1 1XB Shrewsbury

DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

Tuesday, 9th to Wednesday, 17th February 2021
Various locations

Discover Shrewsbury's history

Famous Historic Faces of Shrewsbury

The cobbled streets of Shrewsbury have been home to many significant figures in British history. Read on to discover some unexpected names.

Historic Timeline of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's story is on the map for many reasons, discover the origins, defining landmarks and the better-than-fiction facts that make Shrewsbury original.

Shrewsbury’s historic threshold mosaics

Hints of Shrewsbury’s history can be spotted throughout the town. Oftentimes you need to be looking up, but for these gems you’ll need to be staring at your feet.

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