Things to see and do - Shrewsbury
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. . 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 bel..
Barker Street GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1QH
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.
Castle Street. Castle Gates GB - Shrewsbury SY1 2AT
Restored in the 14C, the castle was converted by Thomas Telford in 1787 into a home for Sir William Poultney, MP for Shrewsbury from 1776-1805. All that has survived of Telford's transformation is the Mayor's Parlour since the building became the Cou..
11 Dogpole GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1EN
Cromwell's Inn is a small town hotel right in the centre of Shrewsbury. It offers comfortable bedrooms, a secluded garden and free Wi-Fi access. Cromwell's Inn offers 3 areas to enjoy a variety of locally sourced food. It has an Oak Panelled Restaur..
Smithfield Road GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1QB
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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..
Wyle Cop GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1XJ
In a 16th-century building, the Lion & Pheasant Hotel features a traditional restaurant and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel is situated on Wyle Cop, in Shrewsbury’s historical centre. The charming hotel has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for it..
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..
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..
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.
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.
49-50 Wyle Cop GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1XJ
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..