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Darwin's Townhouse provides accommodations a 5-minute walk from the center of Shewsbury. Shrewsbury Train Station is a 12-minute walk away. There are 19 bedrooms across the townhouse, located throughout it's Main House and Garden Rooms. Darwin's Townhouse is located close to the River Severn with its fine riverside walks, yet is within a 6-minute walk of Shrewsbury Cathedral. Nearby are many excellent restaurants and eating houses of all kinds. Birmingham Airport is 55.7 miles away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Darwin's Townhouse has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 1, 2005

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

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Room Type
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 king bed
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


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  • Andrew
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    This has to be the best small hotel in Shrewsbury. The staff were very well trained, pleasant and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfast was exceptional. The location is perfect and close to a car park.
  • Lucy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Staff were super friendly and very accommodating. Rooms were very clean and the tea & coffee selection and facilities in the room were great. The cooked breakfast selection is fantastic with loads of options for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Jan
    The room with a self served bar, where one can make a drink, sit down and relax. Very good breakfast.
  • Melissa
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    The property is very pretty, the staff are wonderful, and the breakfast was outstanding. The honor bar is very well-stocked and the snug is cozy and comfortable.
  • Steve
    quirky hotel, great staff, felt like visiting family
  • Sue
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The hotel and the welcome we received was lovely. The hotel was in a great location and was very homely. The breakfast was fantastic and the communal areas lovely too with one lounge having an honesty bar which we loved.
  • Lesley
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Brilliant location. We stayed in a fab room that was situated in a very attractive terrace style set of rooms at the end of the garden. Very comfortable. We had access to the main house which is beautiful inside. (The front view does not do this...
  • Delyth
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very comfortable, spacious room. The hotel is in a convenient location for the town and restaurants etc. Excellent breakfast and friendly staff. Would highly recommend
  • James
    Location - quiet yet in town, nearby river , parks and shops , pubs Staff - Friendly and efficient sorted out minor issues immediately
  • Lynne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Convenient location. Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff.

Property questions and answers
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  • Since you use public car park for your guests parking, do the public car parks allow in/out privileges if you pay the daily rate?

    Thank you for your message, unfortunately we do not have any concession rates available for guests when they use the public car parks. There is a che..
    Answered on 18 February 2020
  • Would it be possible to book a room on 11th June but I only need access to the room from 10am to 4pm? Is that possible, I need a base for the day? Rg..

    Hi Charlotte Are you a Critical Worker and what do you require the room for ? Kind Regards Ann
    Answered on 10 June 2020
  • Hello, we are planning a stay at the end of May. Do you accept dogs? It would be 1 male neutered fully house trained cockapoo. Kind regards Sarah

    Hi Sarah Yes , we do in our garden rooms , however they are not permitted in the main house and breakfast room . both loopy shrew and Darwins Kitchen ..
    Answered on 24 April 2021
  • Is there somewhere I can keep my bike securely and is it possible for an earlier check in?

    Hello there, Yes, we can lock this in our basement for you.
    Answered on 10 September 2022
  • Hi I’m looking to book but is there anywhere nearby to park & what are the parking costs please

    Hello, Yes, the public car park St Julian's Friar's (SY1 1XL) is located only a 2 minutes walk away from us. It charges between 8am-6pm (£1 per hour) ..
    Answered on 12 May 2022
  • I have tried to re-book a double room for 16th October 2021 for a re-arranged wedding but saying there is no availability, can you please advise. Karen Wheway

    Hi Karen What type of room are you after and how long for ?
    Answered on 13 July 2020
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Host Info

Company review score: 9.7Based on 1,424 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property info

PLEASE NOTE: Check in is between 3PM AND 7PM - Early check-ins available only by prior arrangement. Please do let us know if you are planning to arrive after 7pm and we can convey the self check-in information to you. Darwin’s Town House ~ A late 18th century Georgian town house completely refurbished in 2016. Our 19 bedroom boutique B&B is privately owned and we take pride in making our guests feel welcome and at home. We are located steps from the River Severn Path and moments from the 'Original Shrewsbury One Off' with its town centre's black and white Tudor buildings. With its higgledy-piggledy streets with names you want to say out loud, a river that scoops up the town in a meandering loop featuring an eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants and high street stores. A mix of the very old and the very new, the quirky and the one offs. PARKING We are located steps from St Julian Friars long stay car park which charges between 8am-6pm BREAKFAST We offer a full breakfast menu created with locally-sourced ingredients. LUNCH AND DINNER We have a sister restaurants within the town called, The Loopy Shrew. Residents receive 10% off their food bill (T&C's apply)

Neighborhood info

SHREWSBURY THE ORIGINAL ONE-OFF - Located in a quiet backwater of the town with its black and white Tudor buildings and higgledy piggildy streets with names you want to say out loud, a river that scoops up the town in a loop with its eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants and high street stores. A mix of the very old, the very new, the quirky and the one-offs. Located only seconds from The River Severn, The Quarry, Independent Shops, Bars and Restaurants.

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Area info *

Amenities of Darwin's Townhouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Racquetball
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in some rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Pet bowls
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Smoke-free property
  • Carpeted
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Darwin's Townhouse takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
£25 per child, per night
Crib upon request
£10 per child, per night
3 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
£25 per child, per night
17+ years
Extra bed upon request
£35 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Darwin's Townhouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

Parking is available at a public car park, (St Julian's Friars SY1 1XL) 150 feet from the hotel. Available for GBP 10 all day, GBP 5 all day Sunday and bank holidays and free between 18:00 – 08:00.

NCP Car Park (SY1 1XJ) is also available 650 feet away from hotel. Another public car park (Abbey Foregate SY2 6AH) is available 5 minutes walk away from hotel for GBP 4 all day, free Sunday and bank holidays and free between 18:00 - 08:00 everyday.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Darwin's Townhouse of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Darwin's Townhouse

  • Room options at Darwin's Townhouse include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin
    • Twin/Double

  • The prices at Darwin's Townhouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Darwin's Townhouse is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Darwin's Townhouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Darwin's Townhouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Karaoke
    • Darts
    • Racquetball

  • Darwin's Townhouse is 1,300 feet from the center of Shrewsbury. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.