Shrewsbury Things to Do

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    The Flower Show (August)

    by MarvintheMartian Written Aug 14, 2004

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    The Dingle - within the flower show area

    The Shrewsbury Flower Show is one of the biggest of it's type of events in the country. It is also the oldest. The first show was held in July 1875. Now the show is held every year in August in the same location. The Quarry, just a couple minutes walk from the town centre.

    It's not just flowers either! There are events throughout the day including brass bands, choirs, childrens shows, horse jumping, motorbike displays and at the end of the day a grand firework display.

    For more information about the show, see the webpage linked below.

    I have also included photos from the 2004 show in my Shrewsbury travelogues.

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    Castle

    by alectrevor Updated Mar 30, 2012
    Shrewsbury Castle
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    Near rail station . entrance off Castle Gates street through lovely gardens. There is Regimental museum on site.

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    Sculpture

    by alectrevor Written Mar 30, 2012

    The Quantum Leap is a new sculpture honouring Charles Darwin. Unveiled in 2009 on the river bank near the Welsh bridge.,opposite te Theatre.

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    GATEWAY HOUSE

    by balhannah Written Jan 28, 2012

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    Gateway House
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    This lovely timber framed House, was the entrance to the Council House, residence of the President of the Council of the Marches of Wales.
    King Charles 1 stayed here in 1642, and James II in 1667.

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    The Old Lion Tap

    by uglyscot Updated May 18, 2008

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    Barracks Passage and the Old Lion Tap,

    The Old Lion Tap is a hostellery off the high street. This historic building was refurbished in 1990. This is a pub for young people of all ages with a lot of activity most evenings.,

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    St Mary's Parish Church

    by Tom_Fields Written Jan 19, 2006
    St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury
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    This is one of the finest parish churches in the West Midlands. Its spire is the tallest in Shrewsbury.

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    The Library

    by Tom_Fields Written Jan 19, 2006
    The Shrewsbury Library, formerly a school
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    The public Library once served as a school, known as Shrewsbury School. Here, Charles Darwin was educated, prior to his studies at Cambridge.

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