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After Dark in Shrewsbury: Halloween 2019

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. Here are some ideas to help you get into the spirit this Halloween.

Shrewsbury's Spooky Stories

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...

5 Original Event in Shrewsbury this October

If you're stuck for something to do in Shrewsbury, then make sure to check out our guide of the best events happening this October.

Your guide to 24 hours in Shrewsbury

Are you visiting Shrewsbury for only one day? With a wealth of history, culture, retail and cuisine it's easy to become overwhelmed with everything our town has on offer. We have selected some of the experiences and places that make Shrewsbury a true one-off.

Shrewsbury Prison named in top nine Dark Tourism destinations

Have you heard of Dark Tourism? BBC Radio 4 has named Shrewsbury's Dana Prison one of the top nine global destinations, alongside others including Chernobyl, Pompeii, and Auschwitz.

Shrewsbury named in 10 best places to visit in the UK

The Week has named Shrewsbury as one of the top 10 UK destinations to visit, alongside others including Bath, Cornwall, the Giant's Causeway and Snowdonia.

A guide to boutique shopping in Shrewsbury

For some, there is nothing quite like the shopping experience. Here in Shrewsbury, we have an endless supply of quirky boutiques that cater for all tastes and wallets. We've selected five local independents that help men and women alike dress to impress.

Shrewsbury's Heritage Open Days

The National Heritage Open Days scheme celebrates its 25th birthday this September (13-22). In Shrewsbury, it’s a chance to see behind the scenes at a whole host of buildings that wouldn’t normally let you in. Best of all, it’s completely free!