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Like many of England’s market towns Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, retains much of its charm through the preservation of architecture that has been part of the development of this small and very charming town. Among the town are over 650 listed buildings, some of them superb examples of Tudor timber framed houses, while the modern shopping arcades are well regarded and excellent to visit.

Located on the mighty River Severn Shrewsbury was a prime location for a settlement and is believed to have been inhabited for well over 1000 years, and nearby attractions such as Shrewsbury Castle bear testament to the lengthy history of the town.


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One aspect of Shrewsbury that fascinates visitors is the prevalence of unusual street names that have remained the same for many hundreds of years, and visitors can find many of these when traversing the quaint streets for the numerous traditional inns and curios shops that pepper this pretty town.

Attingham Park
This classical house and gardens are set on over 100 hectares of deer park. You can tour the house and then have tea in the elegant tearooms. (01743 708 162)

Shrewsbury Abbey
This church is still inn use and is a very well known Benedictine monastery in England due to the books and TV series of Brother Cadfael. (01743  232  723)

Shrewsbury Castle
Mainly built to secure the Wales border in 1083, this was once  a formidable fortress. It houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum nowadays. (01743 361 196)

Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter is located 6miles south west of Shrewsbury. A Roman city, believed to be the size of Pompeii has been found under the surrounding farmland. Although not a lot to see, there is some deep history and mystery about the area.







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