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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 Square

Shrewsbury Square with the Old Market Hall at the centre.

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 Chad's

St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury

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,...

Shrewsbury Market Hall

Beneath Shrewsbury’s iconic clocktower is the town’s award-winning indoor market. Cosmopolitan cafés, artisan producers, vintage sellers, quality gift boutiques, artists and...

Shrewsbury Castle and the Soldiers of Shropshire 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 at...

The Sabrina Boat

Sabrina is a triple deck, modern passenger boat situated on the River Severn in Shrewsbury, capable of carrying 60 passengers in comfort with retractable sides on the top deck...

Old Market Hall

Built in 1596, Shrewsbury's iconic Old Market Hall was lovingly restored and re-opened as a contemporary cinema and cafe bar in 2004. The intimate 81-seat cinema screens a diverse...

The Quarry Park

The Quarry is Shrewsbury's beautiful, 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the river Severn. The Quarry has been Shrewsbury's most important site for recreation...

Shrewsbury Prison

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 Ministry of Justice in 2013 and...

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

opening 10 September 2022 Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings changed skylines around the world forever. Situated just outside Shrewsbury town centre, the internationally important...