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.

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1. Charles Darwin Statue

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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…

2. Shrewsbury Prison

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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…

3. 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…

4. St Alkmund's Church

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

5. Shrewsbury Abbey

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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…

6. Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Diverse exhibits at Shrewsbury's town museum cover everything from Roman treasures to Shropshire gold, including the Bronze Age Perry Bracelet. Its…

7. Attingham Park

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Built in imposing neoclassical style in 1785, Attingham Park looks like something straight out of a period drama with its grand columned facade, manicured…

8. Snailbeach

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The former lead- and silver-mining village of Snailbeach is littered with intriguing, rusting machinery relics. You can download a self-guided trail from…