Plan your return trip to Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury boasts a thriving eatery scene, and is renowned for its decadent dining options and flavourful local produce. From fine dining restaurants to traditional pubs and hand roasted coffee, you're spoilt for choice when visiting Shrewsbury.
When visiting Shrewsbury, a spot of retail therapy should always be on your to do list. Did you know that Shrewsbury's independents outnumber big chains by almost half? And the town is home to Wyle Cop, the longest run of uninterrupted independent businesses in the UK!
Fun for the whole family
Whether it's a day out with the family, rainy day entertainment or keeping the kids occupied during the school holidays, Shrewsbury has it all! From boat tours, to family-friendly eateries and escape rooms, there is something for the whole family.
A town rich in history & heritage
Scooped in the loop of the Severn for over 1,000 years, Shrewsbury is oozing with history. From the red sandstone walls of Shrewsbury Castle, to Darwin's birthplace and over 600 listed buildings, there are trails and tours aplenty to help you discover Shrewsbury past.
Posted 5 March 2020
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…
Posted 3 November 2019
The Times' guide to 48 hours in Shrewsbury
The Times has created a guide to the best things to do in Shrewsbury: A 48-hour itinerary
Posted 8 November 2021
A fine example of a Tudor town: 48 hours in Shrewsbury from Bradt Guides
Explore medieval and Tudor architecture, a noble riverside park and passageways which enable you to disappear temporarily into a bygone time with…
Take a tour
Posted 26 April 2022
Guided walking tours of Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre offers year-round walking tours of Shrewsbury in the heart of the historic town.
The Sabrina Boat
Join the Sabrina Boat and take in the beauty of Shrewsbury as you take a daytime cruise past the stunning Quarry Park and the town’s historic…
Open Today 10:00AM - 5:00PM
The current prison buildings are Victorian, built in 1868 but there has been a prison on that site since 1793. The prison was decommissioned by the…
Open Today 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Posted 27 March 2023
Shrewsbury Heritage Trail
Welcome to your passport to Shrewsbury's heritage! Follow the trail to explore some of our architectural and historical gems and stories of people…
Posted 15 September 2020
The 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…
Posted 4 January 2019
Shrewsbury's four churches
Shrewsbury's churches are packed with significant stories and awesome architecture. This tour takes you from medieval times to the Georgian period to…
Getting to Shrewsbury
Despite the historic nature of Shrewsbury, many of our wonderful businesses are accessible, and there are plenty of services at hand to help make…
Parking is available throughout Shrewsbury, with 12 Shropshire Council-owned car parks, as well as several smaller privately run car parks and 3 Park…
Shrewsbury is nestled in the county of Shropshire, on the border of North Wales and neighbour of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire and…