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Medieval magic

500px provided description: English Bridge over river Severn. [#water ,#reflection ,#river ,#church ,#cityscape ,#bridge ,#uk ,#england ,#shrewsbury ,#severn]

On the River Severn near the Welsh border, Shrewsbury has over 600 listed buildings, is the birthplace of Charles Darwin and the home of Ditherington Flax Mill, the world's first iron-framed building, now Ditherington Flaxmill Maltings. Like the Iron Bridge at Telford, the mill’s structural design was revolutionary and the construction techniques heralded our skyscrapers today.

Visit the Castle and the Abbey, the home of fictional Welsh Benedictine Monk and herbalist Brother Cadfael, of the Cadfael Chronicles written by Ellis Peters (real name Edith Pargeter), made into a mystery TV series in the 1990s.

Shopping and events

As well as the beautiful location and history Shrewsbury is a shopping destination with designer shops and indie retailers, cafes and dining, bars and historic pubs. The county town of Shropshire, it hosts annual events including the Shrewsbury Flower Show, Shropshire County Show and Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

The town is a perfect base for exploring northern Shropshire, Ironbridge Gorge and for visiting the ceramics capital, Stoke-on-Trent. It’s also a gateway to North Wales.

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Shrewsbury Visitor Information, The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1LH



Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Serge Freeman