Travelling around Shrewsbury
Think black and white Tudor houses, cobbled alleyways and crooked church spires and you have an idea of what picturesque Shrewsbury looks like. Surrounded by countryside and with the River Severn running right through it, this pretty town has plenty of fascinating highpoints.
With a host of historic attractions, including Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury Museum and Longner Hall, this town has plenty to attract the visitor who is looking for a little culture. There's also a host of parks, nature reserves and walking trails for those who love the outdoors.
Shrewsbury is a well-connected town with regular train links to nearby Telford, Hereford and Birmingham (Brum city centre is just an hour away by car). Arriva buses in the town will take visitors and residents to the nearby attractions of Market Drayton, Whitchurch and Newport.
A visit to Shrewsbury wouldn’t be complete without taking a look at the local shops. With numerous boutiques (independent stores outnumber chain stores here) and quirky shops in a warren of cobbled alleyways, this is the perfect place to grab a gift or two. And for those looking for the bigger stores, there are plenty of shopping centres too.
Shrewsbury Prison is high on the list of tourist attractions here. This 200-year-old prison runs guided tours daily with spooky ghost tours in the evening, and escape room opportunities for those looking for a unique adventure.
The Darwin Walk walking tour will take you along the pretty River Severn and through the town’s finest historic buildings to the house where Darwin lived and worked (now used as a government office). There’s even a dog-friendly route if you wanted to take your four-legged friend along.