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Shrewsbury never sleeps. Discover the latest goings-on, stories and must-read news to come out of the original one-off.

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!

The Beatles Return to Shropshire

The Beatles are returning to Shropshire more than half a century after their last appearance in the county. Only this time the Fab Four will be an eye-popping seven feet six inches high and made of resin.

5 Original events in Shrewsbury this September

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

6 Shops for child friendly shopping in Shrewsbury

Shopping for the littlest members of your family has never been easier. Shrewsbury has an expansive array of child focused retailers, from nationals to independents and designer-makers. Check out our guide for kid friendly shopping before you send your little ones back to school in September.