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Introducing Shrewsbury

A delightful jumble of winding medieval streets and timbered Tudor houses leaning at precarious angles, Shrewsbury (shroos-bree) was a crucial front in the conflict between English and Welsh in medieval days. Even today, the road bridge running east towards London is known as the English Bridge to mark it out from the Welsh Bridge leading northwest towards Holyhead. Shrewsbury is also the birthplace of Charles Darwin (1809–82).