Shrewsbury is a town rich in history with many buildings of historical interest to see as well as museums, and is also very close to the Welsh border. You can enjoy a large range of entertainment at the Theatre Severn with shows including music, musical theatre, comedy, opera and ballet, and you can see films at the Old Market Hall. There are many restaurants in the town with a variety of international cuisines for all tastes, and you’ll also find a good choice of bars and pubs.
There’s a great range for shopping in the town and includes the Darwin Shopping Centre. There are plenty of national retailers and variety of independent shops as well as Shrewsbury Market Hall, and you can also enjoy a number of interesting narrow cobbled medieval streets in the town. For business here, the conference venues include those at the Shropshire Conference Centre and Hawkstone Park, and the nearest major airports are Birmingham Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Shrewsbury Car Hire
Wherever you are in Shrewsbury, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Shrewsbury car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places to visit in Shrewsbury, here are a few:
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
Visitors can see a varied range of exhibits here that display Shropshire’s past. The Museum houses collections including prehistoric, Roman, Medieval and Tudor exhibits, along with historic clothing and ceramics, and there’s also a section about Shrewsbury born Charles Darwin.
This historic Abbey and former Benedictine monastery was founded in the late 11th century and is Grade I listed. During the dissolution of the Monasteries in the 1500’s a great deal of the Abbey was torn down, but parts remained and it continued as a church, with later alterations. Visitors can see the Norman features such as the wide piers in the nave, and the Abbey has also been the location for the television series ‘Cadfael’ about a Benedictine monk.
This medieval Castle is a Grade I listed building and is home to the Shropshire Regimental Museum. Here you can see a number of interesting exhibits dating from the 1700’s onwards, such as uniforms and weaponry, along with collections of medals.
St. Chad’s Church
This fine Church was built in the late 18th century and is Grade I listed, and was the Church were Charles Darwin was baptised in the early 19th century. Here you can see a 19th century stained glass window which is a copy of a Rubens triptych situated in the Cathedral in Antwerp.
Battlefield Falconry Centre
This is a lovely Centre to visit where you can see beautiful birds of prey including a great grey owl, a screech owl and a harris hawk. You can book a handling session with the birds with enjoy a falconry experience with these majestic creatures, and the Centre is set in attractive scenic surroundings.
This is a beautiful park in the town where you can come and enjoy the green open space and scenic surroundings. There are a number of features in the Park to enjoy, such as a delightful sunken garden with colourful flower displays, and a Victorian bandstand.
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