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.
It is thought that Shrewsbury dates back to at least 901, but the first settlement could be even older. Once the centre of the wool trade, Shrewsbury was hugely important in the Middle Ages. During the Industrial Revolution, it served as a significant railway town thanks to its central location. Shrewsbury was relatively unscathed during the two World Wars and so there are numerous sites of historical interest still standing today that show the fascinating history of the area.