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Shrewsbury Things to Do

  • Statue – Clive of India

    Major-General Robert Clive, also known as Clive of India was a soldier and statesman famously associated with British power in India. Upon his return to England he became the Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury from 1761 until his death in November 1774. The statue was erected as a memorial in 1860 and is made of bronze on a granite base, to a...

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  • Church of St Julian

    Although the church was originally built on the foundations of a Saxon church, all that survives of the medieval Parish church of St. Julian's today is the tower that was built in two periods. The lower red sandstone part is probably early 13th Century, whilst the upper part 16th Century Perpendicular. The chancel was Early English, but like the...

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  • River Severn

    The River Severn at 220 miles long is actually the longest river in the United Kingdom and was used as a key trading route, at Shrewsbury the river forms a loop around the town centre and offers a gentle riverside walk. The Rad Brook is a small tributary river that flows through the town and enters the River Severn there. The source of the Severn...

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  • Old Market Hall

    The Old Market Hall (locally known as the "OMH") is a late Tudor (Elizabethan) building dating back to 1596; the property is now in the ownership of Shropshire Council. In 2004 the building underwent a £1.7 million restoration, having been previously restored in 1904. The Hall had two storeys: the large upper room was originally used by the...

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  • The English Bridge

    The English Bridge is a masonry arch viaduct that crosses the River Severn and is a 1926 rebuilding and widening of a John Gwynn's design that was completed in 1774. The current design lowered all the arches, converted the central one into a segmental arch, reduced the height of the roadway by 5 feet and widened the original by 27 feet to its...

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  • Church of St Alkmund

    St Alkmund’s Church stands at the highest point in the town of Shrewsbury and was founded in the year 900, in fact the church celebrated its 1100th anniversary in 2012. Saint Alkmund was a Prince of the royal house of the kingdom of Northumbria, and was born about 770. What can be seen of the church today is part mediaeval and part Georgian. The...

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  • IRELAND'S MANSION

    Ireland's Mansion OR by 1700, Ireland's Folly as the local's called it !It was built in 1596, by wealthy wool merchant, Robert Ireland.This three storey building was originally three houses with bays and gables, making it a rather attractive building.It was constructed as a speculative attempt to rent out each component part for shops on the...

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  • SHREWSBURY CASTLE GARDEN'S

    The Castle grounds or Castle gardes as I would call them, are beautiful and well worth a walk around.Shrewsbury couples are often married in the garden, and in Summer there is an outdoor Theatre held here.THE GARDEN'S ARE FREE TO VISITOPEN...Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm and Sundays 10.30 - 4PM

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  • ST. CHAD'S CHURCH

    Unfortunately, St. Chad's Church was being renovated and there was quite a mess surrounding it.Hopefully, it may be finished by the time you wish to visit!This is not the original St. Chad's Church, there was another in a different location that was from the 7th century which fell into disrepair and eventually in 1788, fell into one big pile of...

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Shrewsbury Restaurants

  • Table Table

    The Bridgewater Arms is a Whitbread family restaurant that operates under the Table Table chain belonging to the Premier Inn Stable. The Pub is set in a quaint location on Harmer Hill and serves a varied menu of classic pub dishes.The restaurant has a cosy interior or on a warm summer evening there is a spacious outdoor area to enjoy.Monday to...

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  • Coffee in the Churchyard

    The coffee house is located in the medieval part of the town centre with the Bear Steps themselves dating back to at least the 14th century. The café produces freshly roasted coffee that is sourced direct and also sells cakes and light lunches, it must be lovely to sit outside in the quiet and under the shade of the trees in the summer. Sunday to...

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  • Reliable

    The Carluccio's in Shrewsbury is situated on the Town Square, It has a nice restaurant layout but sadly not much of a shop as the produce is spread out around the restaurant and behind diners. The food as always was lovely

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  • Don't miss this leaning building!

    This traditional English pub near the river is a nice place to stop off for some refreshment when in Shrewsbury. We tried some of the local real ale which was more than overdue after walking around the town. The interior of the pub is very oldy-worldy, low timbered ceilings and wooden tables being order of the day. The only giveaway that you are in...

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  • Wholefood/Vegetarian

    This is a great place to grab lunch, whether you are vegetarian or not. The food is healthy, but tasty and in good sized portions. Best to come early, though, if you want to get the pick of the dishes. The favourites are usually all gone by the end of the lunchtime rush.

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  • Good food & atmosphere

    In a city like Shrewsbury it is nice to enjoy an evening in an establishment that embraces its historical atmosphere. The Armoury, located in an old building overlooking the river, has a warm and pleasant atmosphere that draws on the brick and wood of the building. The high ceilinged room is flanked on several sides by large bookcases, the floors...

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Shrewsbury Nightlife

  • Pleasant pub in the centre

    The Wheatsheaf is a pleasant pub located in the centre of town. They have a good selection of beers and friendly service in a warm atmosphere. Sometimes there is live entertainment.

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  • Not quite Ibiza

    Shrewsbury lacks a full size decent nightclub. It has a few nice venue's, but nowhere anyone with experience of major urban nightlife will be impressed by. Having said that some of the nicer bars are found down on the riverside. My old favourites used to be Bar 7, and The Armoury.. assuming they're still called that, any taxi drive will know them....

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Shrewsbury Transportation

  • Car Parking – Wyle Cop

    The Wyle Cop car park is located close to the town centre and is only a 5 minute (0.2 miles) walk from The Square. The added attraction with parking here is that Wyle Cop is a must-visit street for independent boutique shops and one-off buysPay and Display (covered)Long StayCapacity: 240 carsSunday to Saturday: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm4 Hours:...

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  • Use the Park and Ride

    The traffic in the centre of Shrewsbury is a bit of a nightmare so we decided to use the Park and Ride to get into the town. We approached Shrewsbury via the A5 so Harlescott Park and Ride was the easiest for us to use. There are also Park and Rides available at Meole Brace and Oxon. Parking at Harlescott was free and the bus fare for a group of up...

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  • Train

    Shrewsbury is a major rail hub, and sits on a number of busy lines, including Birmingham to Aberystwyth, London to Wrexham and Cardiff to Holyhead. It's not much more than an hour from Birmingham, Cardiff or Manchester, so it's easily visited if you are staying at one of these bigger cities.Check your ticket prices. Because of its location on the...

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Shrewsbury Shopping

  • December

    Shrewsbury Christmas Market is the place to find a host of stalls selling Shropshire food and drink and seasonal gift products with the added bonus of Victorian style carol singers helping to get shoppers into the Christmas spirit from 1pm.Annually, usually the Saturday before ChristmasChristmas 2014: December 209:00 am to 6:00 pmAdmission:...

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  • Expensive and Fun

    This shop is great! It's not big, but it does have a wide range of different things to look at. Most of the items on sale I either wouldn't buy because they are too expensive (although I'd love to own most of them!), or they are just silly!They sell things like bright yellow Francis Francis Expresso Machines, stainless steel bathroom equipment....

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  • Fantastic Delicatessens

    This is a fantastic delicatessens in the middle of Shrewbury just along from The Square in Wyle Cop. Everything really from handmade chocolates, to cured meats, special cheeses, olives, you name it - they probably do it.... so long as it's a bit special :-) Well it won't be the cheapest food you ever buy, but you won't regret it!

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Shrewsbury Local Customs

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    Town Pronunciation

    by Joe_Green Written Jun 28, 2003

    There is an endless debate in Shrewsbury on how it's prounounced... There are two schools' of thought, SHROWS-BURY and SHRUWS-BURY. Neither are right, neither are wrong. It would perhaps be a bit harsh to say the posh say the former the less posh say the latter, but umm, they do. Just to say, there's no definative answer, so if you ask and someone gives you one claiming that DEFINATELY how you say it, take it with a pich of salt.

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Shrewsbury Off The Beaten Path

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    Climb up Earls Hill

    by Jivegirl Updated Apr 9, 2008

    There are some great walks around Shrewsbury.
    We stayed with friends in Shrewsbury for a long weekend and having visited the Wildlife Trusts
    Visitor Centre at the Abbey Foregate we downloaded their free mp3 guide at our friends house and decided to spend the Sunday afternoon at Pontesbury and follow the Trusts audio walk up Earls Hill.
    Its a lovely walk with some marvellous views, certainly the walk to the top of the hill at the trig point is worth, it even if it was an extremely windy day when we visited. There are some amazing anthills in a field, and the audio trail told us some of the local legends about the Devils Chair, as well as pointing out the natural sights we should expect to see. Though I didn't exactly fall over any dormice on our trip. I particularly liked the old mans reminiscences about the farm.
    Well worth doing especially as it is free and may get those technology obsessed kids out for a walk with the bribe of an ipod.

    It can be freely downloaded from the Shropshire Trusts website www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk
    or from another good website
    www.audioguide2go.com which also gives access to loads of other audio walks and trails in the UK and abroad. A lot of them are free

    If you do the walk the parish church is also worth visiting.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Cycling
    • Family Travel

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Shrewsbury Sports & Outdoors

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    Shrewsbury Town – The Shrews

    by grayfo Written Mar 7, 2015

    Shrewsbury Town were founded in 1886 at the Turf Hotel in Claremont Hill, Shrewsbury following the demise of first Shropshire Wanderers and later indirectly after Castle Blues.

    Since 2007 the club have been playing their games at the New Meadow stadium, a ground that as conference facilities, a function area, snack bars, licensed bars, a club shop and a restaurant.

    email info@shrewsburytown.co.uk

    Capacity 9,875

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Shrewsbury Favorites

  • History of Shrewsbury

    The history of Shrewsbury can be traced back to at least 901, although the name Shrewsbury comes from the Saxon name Scobbesbyrig and there have been findings of Roman coins and pottery within the area and it is thought that the town was habited by refugees from the nearby Roman city of Wroxeter in the 5th century. During the early Middle Ages, the...

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  • A Church with a Face

    This church is standing in front of the Abbey. I think it looks like it has a face, eyes, eyebrows, a rather long nose and a round mouth saying :"Ohh". It's probably a trick of the light, but quite funny.

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  • Fish Street

    Fish Street is known for it's medieval buildings and cobbled road. It's one of the most photographed streets in the town.

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BEAR STEP'S
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English Bridge
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Shropshire Regimental Museum
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St. Chad's
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Heart of Wales line
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Castle
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GATEWAY HOUSE
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BUTCHER'S ROW
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DARWIN GATE
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ST. ALKMUND'S CHURCH
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SHREWSBURY CASTLE / REGIMENTAL MUSEUM
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Shrewsbury Castle
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Shrewsbury Abbey
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The Severn River
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