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Shrewsbury United Kingdom, Shropshire

Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (478)
  • History (345)
  • Architecture (153)
  • Sightseeing (147)
  • Food (132)
  • Restaurants (121)
  • Monuments (105)
  • Pubs (90)
  • Walking (83)
  • Relaxation (70)

Shrewsbury was highly rated for history by 8 guests from the United States!

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What is it in Shrewsbury that makes history come to life?

MARTYN
MARTYN, United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

River cruise - excellent guide, informative about the history of Shrewsbury. Narrow streets, indoor market, variety of independent shops, good selection of old and new pubs and restaurants.

Is there more to shopping in Shrewsbury than just brand-name stores?

Michael
Michael, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

Shrewsbury has a good variety of shops, which also include many of the major chain stores. If you venture slightly off the beaten track, there are many small shops to enjoy.

Shrewsbury like many towns, suffers as a result of large out of town, retail developments. Which take a fair amount of retail trade away.

Unfortunately, the beauty and charm of Shrewsbury. Does lead to some conflict with the amount of traffic entering the town and the ease in which you can negotiate the town.

Ideally, the best way to visit is come in by bus or train. If you want to purchase a large item that you can't carry, obviously you will need your car or arrange home delivery.

To me Shrewsbury is a ' confused ' place. It can't decide whether to rely on it's history and natural beauty or to cater for business. These two aspects are slightly at odds with each other. But the town needs both. That said Shrewsbury is a very pleasant town and unlike many towns these days. It has a soul ! Come and check it out.

Why do you recommend Shrewsbury for food?

Wendy
Wendy, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

Lots of local restaurants and tea rooms

How can you enjoy the sights in Shrewsbury while avoiding the crowds?

Celia
Celia, United Kingdom

30 days ago Report

It was fine when we were there.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

jenny
jenny, Saudi Arabia

24 days ago Report

Peach Tree, momo no ki, Morgan's

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Shrewsbury.

Dennis
Dennis, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

Shopping was very enjoyable because of the wide variety and the staff in the shops were very helpful

What were the best places for wandering in Shrewsbury's old town?

KEITH
KEITH, United Kingdom

15 days ago Report

Lovely river walks, good for cycling. Lovely quirky little streets - like a maze
  • Scenery 25 endorsements

What effect did the scenery in Shrewsbury have on you?

William
William, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

A wonderful effect!
  • Walking 83 endorsements

Why do people say Shrewsbury can be seen best by foot?

Leanne
Leanne, United Kingdom

8 days ago Report

Everything is in the town encompassed by the town walls and accessible
  • Tranquility 9 endorsements

Describe the most tranquil place in Shrewsbury and share the good vibes.

Nicky
Nicky, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

We had fabulous weather in October and walking around that beautiful city felt safe, clean and interesting. The river seems to bring special tranquility all of its own.
  • Relaxation 70 endorsements

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Shrewsbury.

Linda
Linda, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

river trip well worth a trip, visiting the castle,walking by the river.
  • Friendly People 21 endorsements

What makes the people from Shrewsbury so friendly? Tell us your story.

Stephen
Stephen, Guernsey

27 days ago Report

Small individual retailers.
  • Parks 17 endorsements

Why do people recommend Shrewsbury for the parks?

Peter
Peter, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

Percy Thrower, who became one of the first TV gardeners, worked in the Parks Department of the local Council for many years.
  • Live Music 9 endorsements

What can we expect to get our feet tapping in Shrewsbury?

Tracy
Tracy, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Look out for concerts in The Quarry
  • Countryside 41 endorsements

What's the countryside best for in Shrewsbury?

William
William, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

Beautiful countryside!
  • Ancient Landmarks 6 endorsements

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Shrewsbury.

Stefano
Stefano, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

Probably the castle, the library, market road and the main square, St. Nicholas, St. Mary's

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