Shrewsbury is steeped in history and offers excellent sight seeing, museums, shopping facilities, nightlife and walking. Shrewsbury is the birthplace of Charles Darwin (Charles Darwin’s birthplace is located 100 metres from Ye Olde Bucks Head Inn). The Brother Cadfael books by Ellis Peters are based on the real setting of the town’s Abbey which was founded in 1083 as a Benedictine monastery.
The Theatre Severn is only 300 metres from our door step. There are over 660 listed buildings in Shrewsbury including a Norman Abbey and the town’s medieval castle. Shrewsbury has several museums including Rowley’s House - Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shrewsbury Castle and Regimental Museum and Coleham Pumping Station Museum. Churches of historic interest include Shrewsbury Abbey, St Chad’s and St. Mary’s.
The Old Market Hall
Along with all the local attractions, shopping in Shrewsbury is a shopaholics paradise. Along with the recognised chain store names, it also offers a great deal of independent, original and above all interesting shops hidden in the various passageways of Shrewsbury. Also look out for the numerous antique centres.
The Quarry is a perfect place to relax or let off steam. It has been the town’s most important site for recreation since the 16th century and is now the home to the World famous Shrewsbury Flower Show which takes place here every August. At the centre of The Quarry is The Dingle, a formal floral masterpiece created by World-renowned Percy Thrower - during his 28 years as Park Superintendent.
Shropshire has famous ruins, monuments, and stately homes, all of which can be easily accessed from Shrewsbury. A visit to the World Hertitage Site of the Ironbridge Gorge should not be missed. Birthplace of the industrial revolution, it is home to ten interactive and interesting musuems, including the Victorian town of Blists Hill. Shropshire also offers a number of golf courses with Hawkstone Park and Condover being just a couple of nearby courses.