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Shrewsbury is located in Shropshire England.

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1. The Square

The Music Hall, Shrewsbury
The Music Hall

The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury
The Old Market Hall


Statue on the Market Hall

Clive of India Statue, Shrewsbury
Clive of India Statue

Located almost dead-centre of the town, The Square has been used as a market area since the 13th century. Nowadays the area is often used for events and entertainment, though occasional specialist markets may be found throughout the year.

The Music Hall
The Music Hall is located at the Princess Street end of the Square. Constructed in in 1840, the building is now Shrewsbury's main theatre, offering a wide range of arts and entertainment events throughout the year.

Tourist Information
Shrewsbury Tourist Information Centre is also located in the Music Hall, so this is a good opportunity for you to collect all the leaflets and brochure you might need for the rest of your visit.

The Old Market Hall
Directly opposite the Music Hall is the Old Market Hall. Built in 1596 it original served as a cloth market upstairs and a produce market on the ground level.

Above the main arch you will see a statue of a man in armour - thought to have been the Duke of York. This was originally located on the Welsh Bridge, was moved to its current location on the orders of the town mayor in 1771.

Recently the building has been transformed into an arts venue showcasing film and digital media.

Clive of India Statue
The far end of the square is dominated by a statute to one of Shrewsbury's famous sons - Robert Clive (Clive of India).

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The Shrewsbury Tour

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1. The Square
2. St Alkmunds Place
3. Shrewsbury Castle
4. Shrewsbury Abbey
5. Quarry Park
6. Shrewsbury Museum
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