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 GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1ED
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..
st. Barker GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
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.
Abbey Foregate GB - Shrewsbury SY2 6BS
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.
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 magnificent building of The Prince Rupert ..
Wyle Cop GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1UY
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..
9-10 Frankwell GB - Shrewsbury SY38JY
Prix Prices from : 75 £
Shrewsbury’s town centre is just across the bridge from this chic and elegant hotel, offering modern rooms, iPod docks, and historic features. Theatre Severn is just a 2-minute walk away, and free parking is available. Individually designed and furn..
49-50 Wyle Cop GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1XJ
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.
The High St GB - Grinshill SY4 3BL
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 ..
GB - Atcham SY5 6QG
Choose between three dining areas at this 18C coaching inn: the bustling bistro, the dining room or the pleasant terrace. The same extensive menu is served throughout, offering tasty, classically based dishes and daily specials.
Barracks Passage, Wyle Cop GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1XA
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 unusual birdcage chandeliers. The atmospheric restaurant opens at weekends.