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  • View from Shrewsbury Castle

    View from Shrewsbury Castle

  • Shrewsbury Square

    Shrewsbury Square

  • Shrewsbury town

    Shrewsbury town

Shrewsbury is a busy medieval town with a varied and distinctive architecture. The centre of the town is within the loop of the River Severn and has a fantastic mix of shops, both boutique and internationally recognised, restaurants to suit all tastes and styles and a variety of leisure facilities. Shrewsbury is where the very, very old sits alongside the new and is full of character with a cinema in a Tudor building, the world’s oldest flower show and a theatre on the riverbank; there’s a castle, an abbey, extensive parklands and it was even the birthplace Charles Darwin.

Shrewsbury has a population of about 100,000 and is the county town of Shropshire, which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of England. Shropshire is well-known for its unique geology, historic houses and castles with beautiful gardens, the famous Iron Bridge, museums and more.

Shropshire is on the border of England and north Wales and is bordered by the beautiful counties of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Transport links are extensive and the cities and airports of Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester are accessible in under 2 hours. There is also a direct rail link to London which can have you in the capital in 2½ hours.

More information about Shrewsbury is available on the tourism website - www.originalshrewsbury.co.uk or visit www.shropshiretourism.co.uk for more information about Shropshire.

Images of Shrewsbury can be viewed by clicking through this gallery