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Heritage Open Days - Shrewsbury Castle & Laura's Tower


Shrewsbury Castle is preparing for the once-a-year opening of the Grade II listed Laura’s Tower on Sunday 15th September 2019, along with free entry to the regimental museum as part of the national Heritage Open Days celebration.

Visitors will be able to step inside the 18th century tower where they will be able to take in the unique views of the Shrewsbury townscape that the tower offers.

Visitors will also be able to explore the breathtaking castle grounds and visit Shrewsbury Castle itself, which houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum in the main hall, for free.

Meanwhile, outside in the beautiful gardens, the ‘Mercenaries of Mercia’ re-enactment group will be having a tournament on the lawn. Times of these shows will be announced on the day.

Shrewsbury Castle and Laura’s Tower are made of Grinshill red sandstone and are remarkably well preserved.

Laura’s Tower was built by the famous Thomas Telford in c.1790 for the daughter of Sir William Pulteney for her 21st birthday as a summer house, and has been a grade II listed building since 1972.

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