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.
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
49-50 Wyle Cop GB - Shrewsbury SY1 1XJ
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..
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.
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.