Shrewsbury Hotels

Mini guide to Shrewsbury

     

The town of Shrewsbury, located in Shropshire on the border with England and Wales, has not changed much since the days of Charles Darwin, the town's most famous son. It boasts a reputation as one of England's best preserved Tudor towns, characterised by black and white houses linked by narrow shuts and passageways, tall spires, archways, bridges, medieval abbeys, Norman churches and twisting cobbled laneways.

The town is best explored on foot to soak up its historical charm. Shrewsbury Abbey was founded in 1083 by the Norman Roger de Montgomery and became the centre of Norman power in the region during the Middle Ages. Shrewsbury Castle is an imposing sandstone castle built in 1070 to guard the only land approach to the town. Today it houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum, which documents military history from the 18th century onwards.

Shrewsbury town centre is home to over 660 listed buildings, all interconnected by a network of twisting, narrow passageways characteristic of medieval town planning. St Mary's Church is a grand building dating back to the Middle Ages and famous for its stained glass windows, while the town is also home to a vibrant arts scene with numerous galleries and museums. A statue of Charles Darwin is located outside the library.

The town is home to many well regarded restaurants that use local fresh produce to create mouthwatering dishes. A good variety of traditional pubs and inns form the bulk of the nightlife, while the Roman vineyard at nearby Wroxeter supplies the town with unique Roman wine. The town centre is also host to a number of specialist and independent shops as well as conventional shopping centres.

Attingham Park, located just outside the town, is a magnificent 18th century Georgian mansion surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Stokesay Castle is a spectacular fortified manor house dating back to 1281 and features two towers joined by a buttressed banqueting hall with long, Gothic, gabled windows. Wroxeter was once one of the largest Roman settlements in Britain, with the ruins of 2nd century AD baths and an imposing gateway serving as impressive reminders.

Shrewsbury enjoys access to the M6 motorway through the M54, while the A49, A5, A53, A458 all connect the town with various regional destinations. Shrewsbury Station connects the town by rail to many UK centres, while coach services are also available. The airports at Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham are all about one hour's drive away.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Travelodge Shrewsbury

The Lion Hotel

Albrighton Hall Hotel

Prince Rupert Hotel

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