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Top sights to see in Shrewsbury

The Square Plays host to monthly Farmers Markets and Made in Shropshire Fairs and the spring Cartoon Festival.

Shrewsbury Castle is home to spectacular collections of pictures, weapons, uniforms and other memorabilia from the 1700's to the present day, found in the Shropshire Regimental Museum inside the castle.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery Look out for temporary exhibitions by cutting edge artists, Roman artefacts, many discovered at nearby Wroxeter, and work inspired by Charles Darwin who was born in the town. The Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery also has a permanant exhibition of pre-history and a roman gallery.

The Bellstone Cross the road from the Market Hall to the entrance of Morris Hall (marked by a pair of black, iron gates) and discover a large granite boulder set within a small courtyard. Known as the Bellstone, this remnant from the last Ice Age was Darwin's first introduction to the science of geology.

St Chads Church designed by George Stuart (who also designed nearby Attingham Park) is where Charles Darwin was christened in 1809 and where lies the grave of Ebenezer Scrooge - a prop left over from the filming of 'A Christmas Carol'.

Darwin's Statue has been proudly sitting outside the town's library (his former school) since 1897.

In the depths of Shrewsbury's quirky streets, Tudor craftsmen carved rebellious characters in the walls of the half-timbered mansions - a tradition that is still alive and well. In fact, if you look closely at some of the buildings on the High Street today, you can spot Margaret Thatcher, Michael Heseltine or even Mick Jagger staring back at you.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Re-opened at the old Music Hall in April 2014, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery tells the stories that make Shropshire unique through its’ amazing galleries: Roman Gallery, S

Shrewsbury Market Hall

Beneath Shrewsbury’s iconic clocktower is the town’s award-winning indoor market.

Shrewsbury Castle and Shropshire Regimental Museum

Weapons, medals and uniforms from the 18th century to the present day sit within the ancient, red sandstone walls, which tower above the town. Hunt down some regimental history

Sabrina Boat

Sabrina boat is a passenger boat on the River Severn in Shrewsbury and sets sail from Victoria Quay, next to the Welsh Bridge.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Friday, 24th to Monday, 27th August 2018
West Mid Showground,
Gravel Hill Lane
SY1 2PF Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Flower Show

Friday, 9th to Saturday, 10th August 2019
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

Architecture in Shrewsbury

In Shrewsbury the very very old, sits along side the very very new. 

Four Churches

Four churches give Shrewsbury its famous skyline: St Mary's, St Alkmund's, St Chad's and Shrewsbury Cathedral.

Shrewsbury on Foot

A tree-lined towpath follows the river as it winds its way through Quarry Park, passing the ironwork Porthill Foot Bridge, Pengwern Boat Club, Shrewsbury School and Kingsland Toll Bridge along the way. At just 20p to cross, we think Kingsland Bridge must be the UK's cheapest toll bridge in the UK!