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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.

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Eat & Drink

Glouglou Wine Bar & Shop

Glouglou is a place where you can stop for a quick glass of great wine and a snack and pick up a bottle for dinner at home, or spend a few hours…

Open Today 4:00PM - 11:00PM

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Dough & Oil

Sometimes oil you need is a good idea, some ambition and a few dodgy puns. After making his mark in Shrewsbury's Market Hall, chef Aaron Brown…

Open Today 12:00PM - 10:00PM

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Tap and Can

Indie Craft Beer Bar in the heart of Shrewsbury with 14 rotating beer lines, 100+ cans & good times!

Open Today 5:00PM - 11:00PM

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See & Do

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…

Open Today 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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The local bar with good people, live music and an easy-going vibe; across three distinct spaces. Where craft beer, cocktails and creativity collide,…

Open Today 4:00PM - 11:00PM

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The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse

The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse is Shrewsbury's original independent Coffeehouse. Opening back in 2011 it's always been somewhere to go for speciality…

Open Today 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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Marks And Spencer

Founded in 1884, M&S has grown from a single market stall to an international, multi-channel retailer. M&S sell stylish, high quality, great…

Open Today 9:00AM - 6:00PM

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Dutch Living

A high-end homeware and interiors store on Castle Street. Specialising in handmade bespoke tables made from reclaimed oak, and much ore, here you can…

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Est. 1824 Re:Est. 2012 The Original Hangout Since Now.... The ALB offers local, freshly prepared, quality food with a modern twist, and cocktails…

Open Today 12:00PM - 11:00PM

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The Tumbledown Hotel

The Tumbledown Hotel / Albion Bar is in the heart of Shrewsbury's Castle Quarter. The original historic building began life as the 'Albion Inn', and…

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Just Radiohead

Just Radiohead

Just Radiohead are the UK’s leading Radiohead tribute band, replicating and performing the astonishing music of one the nation’s most influential,…

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DJ: ComicMarvel

We roll with straight up hip-hop all night long from our neighbourhood spinner.

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Bongo's Bingo

Are you ready for another crazy night of Bongo’s Bingo? NEVER BEEN TO BONGO’S BINGO BEFORE? Grab the squad and head to the ORIGINAL bingo rave…

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Paranormal Investigations Behind Bars

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…


Open Air Theatre Season - Princess Picnic

Live at Shrewsbury Castle Join your favourite Princesses at Shrewsbury’s most magical setting! Please bring your own picnic and enjoy the company of…

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Grief Café (with Grief Tender and Grief Counsellor)

This Grief Cafe has been curated to provide a safe and held space to have your grief seen, heard and be witnessed in a loving circle of fellow humans…

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Writer's Lab

A lively group meeting in the library (with a virtual link for anyone accessing from home) for local writers with author talks, peer support and to…


Open Air Theatre Season - Hamlet

Live at Shrewsbury Castle Join The Lord Chamberlain's Men this summer for Hamlet, the greatest play in the English language. With a history…

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Rock tumbling workshop

Are you interested in rock tumbling as a hobby? Donna loves tumbling rocks and would love to help you start your own rock tumbling adventure! She…


Open Air Theatre Season - The Merry Wives of Windsor

Live at Shrewsbury Castle Sir John Falstaff, everyone's favourite Shakespearean sleazeball, has fallen on hard times. In order to fix his finances,…

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