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Shrewsbury Tourist Information and Visitor Guide

With a population of around 100,000, Shrewsbury is the county town for Shropshire, England. Shrewsbury is located in Shropshire, England. Click here for maps & travel information

Set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, it is one of England's finest medieval market towns. But stuck in the past it is not!

Shrewsbury Visitor Attractions

Shrewsbury is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings

The town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways.

In fact it boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.

Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury and all around you will find reminders of his association with the town.

River Severn at Shrewsbury

The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks or you can enjoy a trip on the new pleasure boat Sabrina.

Next to the river you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park., location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show.

International Award Winning Town of Flowers

Continuing on the floral theme, due to the proliferation of plants and blooms, particularly in the summer months, Shrewsbury is often referred to as the "Town of Flowers".

The Dingle & Quarry Park, home of The Shrewsbury Flower Show

In 2007 the town achieved remarkable victories for the UK in two prestigious international floral community competitions:

Gold in the European Entente Florale Competition and winner of the International Challenge in the Communities in Bloom Competition.

Bear Steps

In 2006 the town was also awarded a Gold Medal in the National Britain in Bloom Competition.

You also find a huge variety of things to see and do in the surrounding Shropshire countryside. Try our Town Tour here or see our Attractions Listings here.

Shrewsbury Accommodation

Shrewsbury offers great hotels, bed and breakfast, self catering cottages, camping and camping sites - you will find a large selection both in the town and the surrounding area to cater for all tastes and budgets. More Here

Shrewsbury Events

A number of major festivals and unique events are hosted each year, including the world famous Shrewsbury Flower Show. The town honours our most famous "son" by organising an annual Darwin Festival and August Bank Holiday weekend is Shrewsbury Folk Festival, one of the UK's top folk events. More Events

Events in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Shopping

The historic centre is a shopper's heaven packed with designer shops, smart new malls and an amazing range of independent retailers. Add to that a lively social night life in the bars and clubs, and a rich choice of cafes and restaurants. More Here

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The Square Shrewsbury

Here is your opportunity to experience an eventful piece of history, enjoy good food, entertainment and some exciting retail therapy with shopping in Shrewsbury.

Photography by Sabine

Birthplace of
Charles Darwin

Shrewsbury is the birthplace of Charles Darwin. He was born in the area of Frankwell at a house called The Mount and was educated at Shrewsbury School.

A Darwin Festival is held in the town each year and you will find various artefacts around Shrewsbury.

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