Shrewsbury attractions

Church in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Abbey

All that remains of a vast, cruciform Benedictine monastery founded in 1083 is the lovely red-sandstone Shrewsbury Abbey. Twice used for meetings of the English Parliament, the abbey church lost its spire and two wi…
Historic Building in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Prison

Built in 1793, this was a working prison as recently as 2013. Today tours are led by former prison guards: when you arrive, you're 'processed' as a prisoner and escorted into the general population wing, before havi…
Church in Shrewsbury

St Mary's Church

The fabulous interior of this tall-spired medieval church contains an impressive collection of stained glass, including a 1340 window depicting the Tree of Jesse (a biblical representation of the lineage of Jesus) a…
Castle in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Castle

Hewn from flaking red Shropshire sandstone, the town castle contains the Shropshire Regimental Museum. There are fine views from Laura's Tower and the battlements. The lower level of the Great Hall dates from 1150.
Monument in Shrewsbury

Charles Darwin Statue

The town's most famous son, naturalist Charles Darwin, was born in the Mount in Shrewsbury's Frankwell area in 1809. He's commemorated by a statue outside the town library, formerly the Shrewsbury School, where he w…
Museum in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Diverse exhibits at Shrewsbury's town museum cover everything from Roman treasures to Shropshire gold, including the Bronze Age Perry Bracelet. Its Prehistory and Roman Gallery is free of charge.
Church in Shrewsbury

St Alkmund's Church

Dating from 912, St Alkmund's Church today is part medieval and part Georgian.