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Visiting Shrewsbury

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One of England’s oldest and most prestigious towns, Shrewsbury stills carries the tag of ‘England’s finest Tudor town’. Black and white beamed properties line the streets of Shrewsbury, joined together by winding streets and hidden passages.

Situated in the West of England, Shrewsbury lies next to Wales and is surrounded by the River Severn and miles upon miles of rolling hills. Boasting several awards for its beautiful flower displays, Shrewsbury is often visited purely for its picturesque value alone.

Traveling to Shrewsbury is easy. There’s a regular train service from most, large train stations in the UK, whilst coaches are often departing from various locations around the Country. With John Lennon airport in Liverpool North and Cardiff airport a few miles South, Birmingham airport is situated to the East, allowing for easy access to Shrewsbury from all over the World.

Things to do in Shrewsbury

Whichever accommodation type you prefer to stay in, there’s something to suit everyone’s needs and budgets. Shrewsbury offers every type of accommodation, from Bed and Breakfast’s to caravan parks and self-catering holiday cottages to camp sites, whilst Shrewsbury Hotels are often the preferred accommodation type. With a variety of hotels situated in the centre of Shrewsbury and just as many further out, they range from budget priced as a place to rest your head and freshen up to extravagant, 5* hotels with integrated spa’s and health villages.

Once in Shrewsbury and comfortably settled into your chosen accommodation, there are endless activities and places to visit throughout your stay. For the historic values, Shrewsbury offers a wonderful castle and abbey as well as a selection of interesting museums. Providing over 600 grade listed buildings and being the home of Charles Darwin, it’s easy to see why Shrewsbury is visited for its historic values and photogenic appeal year in and year out. Shopping wise, there is definitely something for everyone, regardless of whether you’re a shopping fan or not. For the more keen shoppers, there’s a range a of high street brands at your finger tips in Shrewsbury’s malls and shopping centres. For those who like to peruse more, Shrewsbury is bustling with individual and independent shops and retailers, there’s no doubt that whether you’re looking for something or not, you will have a purchase or two to take home.

When it’s time for lunch or dinner, or even a pint of beer or a glass of wine, Shrewsbury is filled with Century old buildings now offering gastronomic delights. The Waterfront, a new development on the edge of the River Severn, boasts a variety of trendy bars and appealing restaurants. Dotted around Shrewsbury, on the main roads and down winding, cobbled paths are several inns and quirky cafĂ©’s. Most using local produce, these are definitely the recommended way to get the true feel of Shrewsbury – home made jam on a freshly baked scone with a cup of English tea is always on the menu.

Offering more energetic activities such as kayaking and climbing, just outside of the town centre, Shrewsbury ensures that there is definitely something for everyone, regardless of age, gender, budget and time scale.