Shrewsbury walk

Historic market town in a loop of the River Severn


4 miles (less if cutting out the riverside loop)



Time 2 hours plus site seeing
Walk Notes

Shrewsbury is a pretty town with medieval streets and 600+ preserved historical buildings. It has a lovely location set in a loop of the River Severn.

There is an Abbey, several churches, a riverside walk, a small castle, a town museum/art gallery, and an old town with pedestrian street with many historical buildings

The town's hayday was in the middle ages with the wool trade - that the industrial revolution passed it by spared it during WW2 and 60's/70's redevelopments.

There are no spectacular sights as such, just its location and the riverside walk, and the maze of medieval streets lined with historic buildings


There are no spectacular attractions as such, just its location, the riverside walk, and the maze of medieval streets lined with historic buildings

  • The riverside walk with several pedestrian bridges
  • Shropshire Museum and Art Gallery - near the town square, free, Romans and art.
  • Shrewsbury Castle - the grounds are free, the Shropshire Regiment museum inside the castle is £4 adults
  • Old St Chad (ruins) andaNew St Chad's churches
  • Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery
  • The Quarry (riverside park, 1729), containing the Dingle (a landscaped garden, free). Overlooked by the round new St Chad's church

Shrewsbury is a main station with direct trains from London, Manchester, Birmingham etc. Shrewsbury Castle is next to the station.

By car, several car parks in the centre, or park outside the town for free, and cross one of the pedestrian bridges into the centre - try around SY37JN or SY37AJ

  • Attingham Park - National Trust - NB: no free access to the pleasure ground or deer park
  • Ironbridge - pretty river with industrial heritage and the world's first iron bridge (free) and several museums
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Start SY1 2DQ Map Directions


National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Traveline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234


Apr-24 Andrew

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