Things to do in Shrewsbury
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Shrewsbury is the second largest town in the county of Shropshire in the West Midlands. It is also only 9 miles from the Wales/England border and was probably part of Wales for a long time before the borders were shifted.
Attractions and things to do
Much of the historic town dates from the 15th and 16th centuries with beautiful timber-framed buildings. Shrewsbury castle is a striking monument, built from red sandstone it oversees the town goings on. Weddings and plays are performed on the grounds. Shrewsbury Abbey is a Grade 1 listed building, a former Benedictine monastery and extremely popular tourist destination, it is renowned for its organ and choral music.
The surrounding areas of countryside are some of the most beautiful in the UK. The Long Mountain Centre is the perfect place to take advantage of this beauty. You can book the ideal family holiday or romantic break in a log cabin and they have pony trekking experiences to really take in the nature.
Annually there is the Shrewsbury Flower Show, the largest in England.
The Adventure Rope Course is a centre with a host of exhilarating experiences in climbing, abseiling, parachute jumps even. They host coorperate groups, stag/hen parties and families on day trips alike.
The nearest airports are Birmingham and Manchester. There is a mainline rail station and many National Express and bus routes. Shrewsbury is accessed by the M54 motorway.
Shrewsbury is really not a place for happening nightlife. There are many traditional pubs serving award winning food and ales as well as restaurants in picturesque settings celebrating local produce. It’s common for locals to travel further afield to cities like Telford and Birmingham for better nightlife options.