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United Kingdom, England, Shropshire, Shrewsbury, Street and church, Bridgenorth.
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Shrewsbury Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

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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.

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Tourist attractions Shrewsbury : Things to see and do

  • Church of St Mary The Virgin Interesting

    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..

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  • Rowley's House Interesting

    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.

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  • Abbey Interesting

    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.

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Hotels Shrewsbury

  • Premier Inn Shrewsbury Town Centre

    Smithfield Road GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1QB

    In the heart of the medieval town of Shrewsbury, this Premier Inn enjoys a central location, 5-minute walk from Shrewsbury Train Station and Darwin Shopping Centre. Surrounded by scenic walks, it has an on-site restaurant and a bar. All rooms at the..

  • Prince Rupert Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Butcher Row GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1UQ

    Prix Prices from : 69 £

    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 ..

  • The Lion Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    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..

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Restaurants Shrewsbury

  • Mad Jack's Comfortable restaurant 

    15 St. Mary's St. GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1EQ

    Friendly, bustling restaurant at the heart of a busy market town; choose a seat in the courtyard, the restaurant or the informal café next to the large bar. Brunch is served from 10am -12pm, followed by an eclectic, all-day menu which is supplemented..

  • Inn at Grinshill Comfortable restaurant 

    The High St GB - Grinshill SY4 3BL

    18C former stable block in a small village. Relaxed, rustic bar and more formal, airy restaurant with an open kitchen, grand piano and unusual black and white kitchen photos. Menus offer a mix of old classics and modern tasting boards. French boutiqu..

  • Lion and Pheasant Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    49-50 Wyle Cop GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1XJ

  • Burlton Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    GB - Burlton SY4 5TB

    Characterful, 18C whitewashed inn with a pleasant terrace, a colourful flower display and a pretty fountain. Keenly priced menus feature unfussy, classical cooking, with lighter snacks at lunch and more adventurous dishes in the evening. Neat, wood-f..

  • Casa Naranjo Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Barracks Passage, Wyle Cop GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1XA

    Simple first floor restaurant down a narrow passage, with orange walls and a Spanish theme. Extensive tapas menu features products imported from Spain, including beers, wines and liquors; be sure to try the Iberian cured meats.

  • Mytton and Mermaid Quite comfortable restaurant 

    GB - Atcham SY5 6QG

    Choose between three dining areas: the casual bar, the bustling bistro-style dining room or the pleasant outside terrace. The same extensive menu is served throughout, offering tasty, classically based dishes and daily specials.

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