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Love is in the air in Shrewsbury

As Valentine's Day approaches there is no better place to be in love than Shrewsbury. It's packed with secluded shuts and passages, romantic riverside and park walks and places to fall in love with.

Here's a short list of inspiring and romantic places to visit in February.

The Quarry and Dingle

The 29-acre parkland is packed with petals and perfect for riverside walks and places to cosy up on a park bench. Don't miss the manicured lawns, fountains and 300,000 flowers in the Dingle.

The Castle

Hunt down some history at Shrewsbury Castle - one of the town's two oldest landmarks. You can walk round the grounds and then climb the walls to Laura's Tower which overlooks the town, river and surrounding countryside.

Severn Bridges

There's something about bridges that makes them a perfect spot for a proposal and there are seven in Shrewsbury to choose from. Port hill Bridge has romantic views of the Quarry and from Frankwell footbridge you can look back to the imposing Welsh Bridge before you pop the question.

Secret shuts and passages

Thanks to its medieval heritage, Shrewsbury is full of secret shuts and passages to walk through and steal a kiss. These narrow streets and alleyways, which criss-cross the town centre are surrounded by listed buildings, many of them black and white and timber framed. You can't miss the independent jewellers and boutiques that nestle amongst them.

Dinner, drinks and down time

At night, there are plenty of cosy restaurants and bars, where couples can enjoy cocktails and dinner as well as plenty of unique and independent places to stay for a romantic weekend. Across town menus range from fineItalians and expert Asian cuisine to the freshest of fish and French dishes. And when the light fades there is music, dancing and entertainment late into the night.

Kirsten Henly, Executive Director of Shrewsbury BID said: "Many people love Shrewsbury for all its one-off finds, restaurants, shops and places to visit. We think Shrewsbury is a romantic town and many businesses will be looking forward to welcoming people looking to celebrate Valentines' Day for the evening, a day visit or a weekend away."