One of Englands few remaining rural idylls

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Charles Darwin (Naturalist & Geologist)
    Joe Hart (Footballer)
    Percy Thrower (Gardener, Horticulturist, Broadcaster)

  • Population: 95,850

    • About Shrewsbury

      There’s more to Shrewsbury than black & white buildings, founded by the Saxons and most extensively developed by Tudors,  the city lies within a giant loop of the river Severn and is famed for its castle, spires, abbey, parklands and half-timbered medieval houses.

      Shrewsbury's most famous son, Charles Darwin (born in Shrewsbury) would still recognise his home town, renowned to be one of England’s most splendid heritage towns with over 660 listed buildings and some very strange street names- Dogpole and Mardol, Gullet Passage and Grope Lane.

      The city is packed the secret 'shuts and passages' (the crooked medieval alleyways), cobbled streets and squares make shopping pretty unique because the independents outnumber the chains.

      The Old Market Hall cinema provides for a cosy night of mainstream, art house, foreign, British and classic films. The cinema sits in the upper floor of the town’s Tudor Market Hall which was once used by cloth dealers to sell Welsh wool. 

      Cycling in Shrewsbury is not just a passion, it’s an obsession. There are a profusion of bike shops offering everything from high-end bikes, accessories and repairs to festivals and events. Urban Bikes in the Market Hall is the place to go for bike hire and organised rides.

      The brand new University Centre Shrewsbury offers a dynamic undergraduate and postgraduate study in this historic setting. Based at Rowleys House, the UC Shrewsbury has welcomed undergraduate and postgraduate students since autumn 2015.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • University Centre Shrewsbury


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      Interesting Facts

      • Shrewsbury is home to the oldest building in the World to house a McDonald's restaurant.
      • Shrewsbury's most famous son is Charles Darwin
      • The first iron structured building in the world was built in Shrewsbury the technology that enabled skyscrapers to be built