Suggested Visits & Itineraries

Charles Darwin statue Shrewsbury

You can download the Shrewsbury for Groups Useful Information sheet here (PDF)

You can download the Shrewsbury for Groups Itinerary Leaflet here (PDF)

Shrewsbury is a great place for groups; enjoy its glorious location, within a loop of meandering River Severn. Shrewsbury's most famous son, Charles Darwin would still recognise the black & white timber buildings of his home town, renowned to be one of England's most splendid, with over 600 listed buildings linked by ancient shuts or passageways.

Shrewsbury Shopping

Allow plenty of time for shopping during your visit! Shrewsbury has a remarkable number of interesting independent shops. Wyle Cop with its black & white timber buildings, boutiques, crafts and interiors shops is particularly attractive.

Shrewsbury is a haven for shopaholics. Within the narrow lanes and streets which extend beyond the main shopping street of Pride Hill you will find a range of quirky shops, from fashion boutiques and delicatessens, to gift shops and antique stores. At the Parade, near St Mary's Church, there are over 30 individual stores, whilst Pride Hill Shopping Centre and Darwin Shopping Centre house a range of high street name stores.

Shrewsbury Attractions

Shrewsbury is known as the 'Town of Flowers', having won several floral awards and accolades. The Quarry alongside the River Severn, is the town's beautiful 29 acre park; at its heart lies the Dingle, a formal floral garden designed by the world famous gardener Percy Thrower. Beyond the town centre Percy Thrower's Garden Centre and Dobbies are ideal for green-fingered visitors.

The Dingle Shrewsbury

40 minute daily boat cruises, with full commentary and river maps on board 'Sabrina', leave Victoria Quay near the Welsh Bridge on the hour (11 - 4 pm) and gently sail to the English Bridge and back.

Historic buildings in Shrewsbury include the castle, now the home of the Shropshire Regimental Museum, Shrewsbury Abbey and Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery at Rowley's House, which houses both permanent and temporary exhibitions. At St Mary's Church there are stunning stained glass windows within the medieval building.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury's new state-of-the-art concert hall and performing arts venue, commands a stunning riverside location on Frankwell Quay. Attracting some of the country's biggest names it puts on both matinee and evening performances.

On the outskirts of Shrewsbury are two of Shropshire's most well known attractions. Attingham Park is a Regency masterpiece set within a magnificent deer park, built for the 1st Lord Berwick in 1785 and now in the care of the National Trust. It also offers specialist interest tours for groups.

Wroxeter Roman City Shrewsbury

Wroxeter Roman City was once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain; today it is managed by English Heritage and you can see the new Roman villa and perhaps take tea at The Wroxeter Hotel afterwards, or sample wine tasting at Wroxeter Roman Vineyard. The Wroxeter Hotel has different group itineraries for you to choose from.

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