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Shrewsbury is located in Shropshire England.

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What to See & Do in Shrewsbury

In Town and Nearby

Mid Shropshire Vintage Club's Annual Show includes display of tractors, plus 1000 exhibits including cars. motorcycles, commercials, barn engines, steam engines and much more.

Tel: 07709 685 156
235 Art Events over Seventy Days of Summer! Visual arts, music, drama, dance, spoken word and comedy in June, July & August.

Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury
English Heritage. The remains of a fortified manor house built in the 13th century by Robert Burnell, Chancellor of England and close friend of King Edward the First. The King was a regular visitor and it is said that he convened one of the first English Parliaments here in 1263.

Tel: 01743 708162
National Trust: Mansion & Park, built in 1785. The park has walks along the River Tern and through a deer park

Tel: 01939 261 121
Ruyton XI Towns
Unusual and distinctive hillside garden ( bordering River Perry. Great variety of plants and styles from laburnum walk and formal terraces to woodland paths. On an impossible north facing slope, this garden `has to be seen to believed`Good Garden Guide. Open for NGS & May to August - by appointment only please!

Tel: 01743 361196
Pumping Station, built in 1900 to house two massive steam-driven beam engines to pump sewage..... fun fun fun!

Tel: 01743 874 261
Bayston Hill
Superb plant selections, pets and aquatics, garden and conservatory furniture. Gifts including ceramics, glass, candles, books and speciality food.

Near Shrewsbury
English Heritage - Extensive remains of 12th century Augustinian Abbey

Tel: 01939 200 611
Woodland fantasy of caves and cliffs where paths twist and turn, rise and fall, and almost without fail reveal something unexpected around every corner: dramatic cliffs, towers monuments, tunnels and passageways. Associations with King Arthur.

Tel: 01939 200611
Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury
Golf at Hawkstone Park is truly a unique experience. The tremendous landscape is ideal for its two championship courses and 6 hole par 3 course, offering a wonderful contrast, suitable for golfers of varying standards. A golfing experience at Hawkstone Park will be a memorable occasion and a must for any golfing enthusiast.

Near Shrewsbury
Picturesque remains of an 11th Century castle and an Elizabethan mansion house - English Heritage

Tel: 01743 352 311
One of Shropshire`s leading garden Centres. Garden ornaments, aquatics, patio and garden furniture, unusual gifts and cards. Licenced restaurant and coffee shop.

Quarry Park
Tel: 01743 281 000
A unique riverside setting, tree lined avenues and statuary plus the delightful Dingle, an old quarry with spectacular bedding displays, alpine borders, shrubberies and water features.
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Tel: 01743 232723
Follow in the footsteps of Brother Cadfael.... Founded in 1083 the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter and St Paul is now world famous as the home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.

Shrewsbury Castle
Tel: 01743 361196
The Great Hall houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum. In the grounds you will find the motte of the original Norman Castle.
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Tel: 01743 234050
The Shrewsbury Flower Show is admired not only as Britain's best two-day summer show but also one of the finest events of its kind in the world and has a long and glorious history.

Tel: 01743-281200
Now regarded as one of the leading events of its kind in the UK, the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival is guaranteed to draw a smile on the faces of all visitors.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
Tel: 01743 361196
(Rowley's House) Displays of the archaeology, geology, social history and costumes of the region
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Tel: 01743 28128
The Music Hall is a popular and busy venue hosting a wide range of arts and entertainment events.

For anyone who may have found a reference to The Shrewsbury Quest in old brochures, or an out-of-date website, please note the Attraction was closed in November 2000. However Shropshire Wildlife Trust have now moved in the buildings and plan to open a new attraction based around a wildlife garden in April 2002

Tel: 01743 255 350
Formerly known as Shropshire Records & Research, Shropshire Archives are your first stop for Shropshire Family History / Geneology / Local History! They hold over 5 miles (nearly 9 kilometres) of material relating to Shropshire past and present.

The Shropshire Family History Society was founded in 1979 to provide a meeting place in Shropshire for all those interested in Family History.

Tel: 01743 284280
Shropshire Wildlife Trust new visitor centre opened in April 2002. The attraction is based around a wildlife garden, located in the old "Shrewsbury Quest" building.

Tel: 01743 361388
The Parade
A good selection of quality clocks and baromters for sale. We particularly specialise in Longcase, Bracket and quality Wall Clocks, and in all manner of barometers and barographs. Restoration & valuation services available.

Tel: 01743 761330
English Heritage. Roman name "Viroconium", the excavated remains of the second largest Roman city in Britain. Impressive ruins include 2nd century baths and remains of a huge gateway. According to Graham Phillips in his book “King Arthur – The True Story”, King Arthur moved into the abandoned Viroconium after the Romans left and re-named it Camelot!

Shropshire's finest wines... visit the vineyard, see the lavender and Roman Sheep - free wine tasting!

Within Easy Reach of Shrewsbury

Tel: 01691 682 135
Vicarage Lane
An extensive range of interesting and unusual Herbaceous Plants. R.H.S.Gold Medallists at 2000 Malvern Spring Garden Show, Gardeners World Live and Tatton Park. Talks and events held at the nursery.

Tel: 01686 640200
Privately-owned estate with some 18 acres of mature gardens. In an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Severn noted for collection of unusual trees. Other features include a lakeside walk, a water garden and vast rock garden, complete with grotto. Also art gallery & tea shop.

Tel: 01630 685786
Hodnet, Market Drayton
The 60 plus acres of Hodnet Hall Gardens are amongst the finest in the country

Tel: 01952 727491
Much Wenlock
Mountainboarding is an exciting cross between snowboarding and skateboarding - big in America and growing fast in Europe. Now you have the opportunity to try it for yourself in Shropshire and once you have, you'll be hooked!

Tel: 01694 751411
Near Bishops Castle & Church Stretton
The Thresholds Centre offers a diverse range of activities from Easter to November. These range from crafts and creative writing to local history, landscape appreciation, walks, tours, drama and murder mystery events.

Tel: 01694 781306
Church Stretton
Living History in the Shropshire Hills. Experience daily life on an upland farm at the turn of the century.

Tel: 01743 872122
Bomere offers superb water skiing conditions for all standards of skiers. Whether you are a seasoned professional, new to the sport ...... or if this is the quality time that you spend with family and friends - you won't find a better equipped or more beautiful spot for your needs.

Tel: 07970 884694
Family run outdoor pursuits centre based at the beautiful Bulthy Hill Farm. We can cater for paintballing, quad biking, mountain biking, laser clays and much more...

Church Stretton
Carding Mill Valley is a popular local beauty spot giving access to the Long Mynd and various walks on the Shropshire Hills. National Trust Information centre, tea room, shop and car parking

Tel: 01691 682455
The craft centre is located in the stable block of the Old Rectory in Melverley. It houses a varied display of quality country craft products from over 30 makers, including items in wood, metal, clay, wool, willow and many more.

Nesscliffe hill is a sandstone escarpment & is now a country park with various footpaths through the woods. To the north of the hill the ramparts of an old hill fort are present. An old sandstone quarry face forms a spectacular cliff, popular for rock climbing. Cut into the cliff face is a cave reputedly the hideaway of the highwayman Humphrey Kynaston & his horse.

Tel: 01938 551920
Nr Welshpool, Powys
National Trust. World famous terraced garden & medieval castle containing one of the finest collections of paintings in Wales. It was originally built as a fortress by Welsh princes & was later enriched by generations of Herberts & Clives.A beautiful collection of Indian treasures is displayed in the Clive Museum.

Tel: 01938 554656
The Canal Wharf, Welshpool
History and development of life in Montgomeryshire from the earliest prehistoric settlers to the 20th century population.

Tel: 01938 810441
The railway was built in 1902 to link the rural community with Welshpool. Today the steam train journey starts at Welshpool up the steep Golfa bank, through the Banwy Valley, into Llanfair Caereinion. Special event during the year are organized & there are also driving experience courses.


Shrewsbury is perfectly located for exploring the county of Shropshire and the Welsh Borders.

The region is the most beautiful and unspoilt part of Britain you could imagine.

Explore spectacular countryside and historic towns. Visit the remains of Roman Cities, Medieval Castles, Ancient Churches and meet the ghosts of the Industrial Revolution.

Please try the links below for more information on local attractions.

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