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Original Shrewsbury

Travel information

Shrewsbury is nestled in the county of Shropshire, on the border of North Wales and neighbour of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Shropshire is approximately 3 hours from London, an hour from Manchester and 40 minutes from Birmingham.

Town map

Open space where you can slow the pace. Historic places with famous steps to retrace. Discover heritage and culture in Shropshire and make sure Shrewsbury’s your base.

Cafes and tearooms

Morning tea to get you moving. Afternoon tea taken as time out from a busy day. From fine fruit teas and tea that’s traditionally English to seriously good coffees, hot chocolates and smoothies.

Independent Shopping

Did you know Shrewsbury’s independent retailers outnumber big chains by almost half? There are endless boutiques and quirky independents, all tucked away in 'shuts and passages' (those crooked medieval alleyways that criss-cross the town centre).

The Quarry and Dingle

The Quarry is Shrewsbury's beautiful, 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the river Severn. It has been Shrewsbury's most important site for recreation since the 16th Century and still provides the perfect place to relax, enjoy walks and picnic.

Markets in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is known as a beautiful market town, and as you'd expect is full of a huge variety of seasonal and year-round market events. Support local with the Farmer's Market and or the Made in Shropshire Market every month. Don't forget to visit The Market Hall, voted Britain's Favourite Market.

National brands

Shrewsbury is simply a great place to shop, thanks to its enticing blend of unique indie shops and some of the brightest names of the high street.

Restaurants

With French restaurants and fine fish dishes, Asian meets European cuisine and the best of British, there are dozens of reasons to dine out in Shrewsbury.

Events

If you’re looking for events in Shrewsbury, then look no further, there’s an event calendar packed with something for everyone. With an independent cinema in an old market hall and an impressive theatre sitting upon the river, Shrewsbury is at the heart of cultural activities in Shropshire.

Bars and Pubs

If you like to listen to new music in very old venues, mix mojitos in cool cocktail lounges or join a real ale trail, then you really will be spoilt for choice for original night-time finds in Shrewsbury.

Live music

The music scene in Shrewsbury is vibrant, diverse and exciting! From small intimate gigs through to world-famous superstars, you'll never be short of music options.

Hotels

From boutique town houses to old world charm, the choice of places to stay in Shrewsbury is as varied and vivid as it is inviting.

Video proudly created in Shrewsbury by Mindscape Film.