Things to see and do - Shrewsbury
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Shrewsbury Travel guide
Shrewsbury : Michelin's recommendations
Shrewsbury was once the capital of the Welsh dominions of Powis and grew up in the Middle Ages around its Norman castle, built by Roger de Montgomery in 1083 to defend the loop in the River Severn. Today, the town has elegant Georgian and Queen Anne buildings, many "black and white" houses and attractive medieval dead ends and alleyways, locally called “shuts”.Shrewsbury is the naturalist Charles Darwin's (1809-1882) birthplace.
Tourist attractions Shrewsbury : Things to see and do
st. 21 St. Marys Street
This splendid pink sandstone church possesses a handsome carved wooden ceiling (15C), together with superb stained-glass windows including the huge Tree of Jesse, the major part of which dates from the 14C. In 1894, following a bad storm, the bell to..
A fine example of a three-storey Tudor timber-frame merchant's house now used as a local history museum. It contains a collection of Roman artefacts from the town of Viroconium.
The Benedictine Abbey, founded in 1082, stands just outside the town across the English Bridge. The 14C tower carries a statue of Edward III, in whose reign it was built, and there are Norman pillars in the 11C nave.
Bellstone GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1HU
Prix Prices from : 70 £
In the heart of historic Shrewsbury, the newly renovated The Loopy Shew boasts elegant and stylish rooms, an exciting restaurant and a busy, vibrant bar. Shrewsbury Station is just 5 minutes’ walk away. Beautifully decorated, each modern room at The..
Wyle Cop GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1UY
Prix Prices from : 55 £
Boasting exceptional gourmet cuisine, this 16th-century coaching inn has played host to both Dickens and Darwin. With beautiful, Elizabethan decor, The Lion is set within the heart of historic Shrewsbury. With Michelin-starred and award-winning chef..
Butcher Row GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1UQ
In the heart of historical Shrewsbury, The Prince Rupert Hotel offers period features and traditional charm. Once home to Prince Rupert, the timber-framed hotel features a health club and 2 restaurants. The Royalist Restaurant serves creative dishes..
49-50 Wyle Cop GB - SY1 1XJ Shrewsbury
Head through the hotel's café-bar and up the stairs to this cosy beamed restaurant. Carefully prepared dishes rely on quality ingredients and have a subtle modern touch. Another more formally set room is also opened at weekends.
Barracks Passage GB - SY1 1XA Shrewsbury
This impressive 15C timbered building is one of the oldest in town. Inside it's been subtly modernised and features a chic bar and a conservatory with birdcage chandeliers. Classic dishes have modern twists and the odd Asian touch.
GB - SY4 4TZ Upton Magna
A stylish dining pub complete with a 'Village Shop', smart modern bedrooms and a recurring stag theme. Lunchtime sees a good value selection of pub classics, the evening menus are more ambitious and at weekends they open Basil's - an 18-seater restau..
High St GB - SY4 3BL Grinshill
Family-owned and very personally run, this inn stands in the middle of a pretty Shropshire village and its food revolves around the seasons. A cosy bar plays host to walkers and locals while the contemporary restaurant has a view to the kitchen. Six ..