Shrewsbury Guides & Guided Tours

Shrewsbury has a team of 30 town guides including Green Badge (local) and Blue Badge (regional) guides.

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Walking Tours

Guided Tours for Groups can be arranged at any time of year and tailored to suit your requirements. Your group can be of any size. You will need one guide for every twenty people. A typical guided walking tour lasts about 90 minutes and includes the main sites and historic core of the town. However the length and content can be easily adjusted to suit your group and itinerary.

Latest start time for a tour is 7pm.

Our guides also offer a range of themed tours. Some popular themes include:

Ghost tours – work well in the evening but can be done at any time.

Medieval, Tudor, 18th century, Victorian – Shrewsbury has architecture, characters and stories from 11 centuries of history. We can focus your tour on a particular historic period.

Brother Cadfael – Ellis Peters best-selling medieval detective novels were set in Shrewsbury and use real historic backdrops and events. A Brother Cadfael tour is a delightful mixture of fact and fiction.

Many of our guides have specialist knowledge and interests which they enjoy sharing with others, so do talk to us about other ideas for group tours.

Foreign language tours are currently available in French and Italian.

Prices for Guided Tours

General Historic Tour: £55 per guide.

Themed Tour of the Town: £60 per guide.

Language Supplement: £6 per guide.

Coach Tours

Hiring a coach guide for the day or part day means that you have an expert on hand to give information and assist the group. The guide will present an informative and entertaining commentary en route, conduct the party at visitor attractions and be on hand to guide or give extra information at lunch and coffee stops.

Themed tours of Shropshire like Brother Cadfael, Literary Shropshire, Castles & Abbeys, can give a unique angle around which to plan and sell your excursion or short break.

Unless you are planning to include town walking tours (for which you will need one guide per twenty people) one guide per coach is likely to be sufficient.


For more information contact:
Tel: 01743 258888.

Boat Tours

Another way to take in the loop is on a 40 minute ride on the riverboat Sabrina (named after the water nymph who's said to guard the River Severn). From the English bridge to the Welsh Bridge and back again.

6 day trips run every day, 11-4pm on the hour, from March - October, with live commentary and town maps available on board. There are also evening cruises, too - with food, cocktails and live entertainment.

Or you can hire your own boat or canoe, and explore the Severn on your own, if you prefer.

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