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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 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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Live & Work

Mirror Mirror

Manicures, pedicures, brows, makeup, lash lifts & bubbles... Mirror Mirror is a luxury nail and brow boutique set in the heart of Shrewsbury's…

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Eat & Drink

Tap and Can

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

Open Today 12:00PM - 6:00PM

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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 12:00PM - 5:00PM

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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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Eat & Drink

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 9:00AM - 3:00PM

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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

Mother Hubbard's

Fish & Chips are loved by every generation. Are you looking for crispy batter on the tastiest fish, succulent chips & perfect mushy…

Open Today 11:00AM - 11:00PM

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Eat & Drink

St Nicholas

Situated within a converted old church, St Nicholas is home to a bar and grill on the ground floor, five luxury boutique hotel rooms, along with a…

Open Today 11:00AM - 7:00PM

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Home Essentials

Home Essentials on Castle Street Shrewsbury is the charity shop arm of the Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme, a local charity which opened in 1994,…

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Spiritual Psychic Night with Marilyn & Tia

Highly regarded mediums both Marilyn & Tia – ‘The Three Wishes’ from Hereford are back after 4 previous SOLD OUT appearances at The Buttermarket…


Roxy Magic

Formed in 2004, Roxy Magic lovingly recreate four decades of incrediblemusic: from art school retro–futurism, to classic standards via…

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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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The Edge of Cymru with Julie Brominicks

Join Julie as she reads extracts from her book which interweaves her journey on foot around the edge of her adopted country with a historical journey…

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History & Heritage

Off the Shelf Talk – Oakhurst Hall Plans

April's Off the Shelf will be led by historian John Pryce Jones. John will discuss Thomas Nicholson's original plans for Oakhurst Hall, near Oswestry…

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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…


The BIG 90s REVIVAL Tour

The 90’s Revival Tour is coming back to The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury after last September’s SELL OUT Event. Get ready for this as we bring you the…



LOOPFEST, at its heart, is about getting lots of folk out and about in the town discovering new music. It’s a community festival that encourages…

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Artificial Intelligence For The Over-50s

Don't get left behind in the AI revolution! On this practical workshop you'll learn to use simple online AI tools to make your life easier and…

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History & Heritage

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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