Birthplace of Charles Darwin and home to a variety of international festivals, Shrewsbury's picturesque cobbled alleys and squares draw thousands of visitors every year to this historic town. Shrewsbury also has a thriving arts scene, with exhibiting artists from all over the world.
Visit Shrewsbury by catching an Arriva bus on routes 1, 2, 8, 12, 20/21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 64, 70, 81, 96, 436, 501, 511, 519, 544/546, 553, 576, X5/81/96, X5/81/96/891/892.
Made famous by Cadfael, Shrewsbury Abbey is a former Benedictine monastery, founded in Norman times by the Earl of Shrewsbury. The Abbey is a fine example of Norman archiecture and offers an insight into the Benedictine way of life.
Remodelled as a private house by Thomas Telford, then acquired by the town in the 1920s, Shrewsbury Castle houses the spectacular collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust including pictures, uniforms, medals, weapons and other equipment from the 18th Century to the present day.
Wroxeter was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. It began as a legionary fortress and later developed into a thriving civilian city. Though much still remains below ground, today the most impressive features are the 2nd century municipal baths, and the remains of the huge wall dividing them from the exercise hall in the heart of the city.
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