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Castle Quarter

A bustling district sitting within the shadow of Shrewsbury's historic Castle.

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About the Castle Quarter

Castle Gates is an avenue of independent businesses, including health and beauty specialists, grocers, eateries and more.

Named for Shrewsbury’s magnificent red sandstone castle, the Castle Quarter is a hive of activity stretching from Castle Foregate to St Mary’s and the top of Pride Hill.

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Notable history

The Castle Quarter is home to four of Shrewsbury’s largest historic buildings: Shrewsbury Castle, first built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, Shrewsbury Library, original home of Shrewsbury School from 1550-1882, Shrewsbury Prison, a decommissioned Victorian prison, and Shrewsbury train station, built in the mid 19th century in mock Tudor style.

so many places to see

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Eat & Drink

The Gateway

The Gateway, Shrewsbury is a purpose built centre for education and the arts. It was the magnificent gift of the Roy Fletcher Trust, opened by the…

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Live & Work

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Why do people go to Classic barber? For routine care of the appearance, to rediscover oneself, to have a burst of confidence, and just to have fun.…

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Pomona Grocery

Pomona is Shrewsbury's local and organic food store. Pomona is a quality grocer with an accent very much on local and organic. The store offers a…

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See & Do

Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle stands at the top of a hill and was built as a defensive fortification for Shrewsbury, which the River Severn otherwise…

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Cashbrokers is a friendly, family-run business that provides a range of money services to customers, from modern pawnbroking to a foreign currency…

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Eat & Drink

The Buttermarket

The Buttermarket, an iconic grade 2 listed building, is Shropshire's biggest entertainment venue, comprising three unique floors. The Cellars, Main…

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Eat & Drink

Bella Napoli

Bella Napoli offer authentic Italian food and great service in a friendly atmosphere. Customers at Bella Napoli can enjoy a delicious meal and great…

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Aura Hairdressing

Welcome to Aura Organic hairdressing. We believe your hair is an asset, a way to express your personal style. We believe we have found a better way…

Live & Work

The Pump House

Ideal for business startups and small businesses wanting business space on very flexible terms near to the town centre. Space Modern office with…

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Eat & Drink

Bird & Beer

Located in the heart of Shrewsbury's Castle Quarter, Bird and Beer is an independent, family-run restaurant with a passion for fried chicken and…

Open Today 12:00PM - 4:00PM

so many things to do

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Simple Minds Quiz

The 1st Tuesday of each month, a quiz for both the simple and the sharp! It's interactive, fun, obscure, absurd. A healthy dose of head-scratchers…

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Books Aloud

Come along, relax and listen to poems and stories read aloud. For adults

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HMP Shrewsbury Paranormal Investigation

Shrewsbury Prison, also known as The Dana, was completed in 1793. Shrewsbury’s last public hanging was on April 11th 1863 when 30-year-old Edward…

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Shrewsbury Library Lego Club

Children of all ages welcome. Come along and enjoy building and playing!


Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market

Full of festive atmosphere, showcasing many different gifts, crafts, clothing, games, toys, and street food suppliers, but with one big twist; it's…

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Tap and Can Festive Quiz

Quiz night is back and it’s going to be an extra fun one! Join us for our festive special quiz, expect festive special rounds, bonus points and…

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Dine & Drink

Tartarus Tap Takeover & Meet the Brewer

The next in our tap takeover calendar...TARTARUSWe'll be pouring an array of kegs & casks from these Leeds legends and even better, we'll be…

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Night Behind Bars

There is a whole world to explore. It is a fantastic experience for couples, groups of friends and those with an interest in the paranormal. At 8pm…

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Prison Break

Are you up for the challenge? You?ve seen the films, you?ve seen the TV series, now it?s time to put yourself to the test and see if you have what it…

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The Legends of Motown: Christmas Show

Legends of Motown is a high energy tribute show jam packed with all of Motown’s biggest hits, with stunning vocals and amazing live band, celebrating…

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