Central Shrewsbury is really quite small, so most tourist attractions are within easy walking distance of each other, but you’ll find plenty of things to do while you’re there.
Starting at Shrewsbury railway station and heading into the town centre, you’ll soon pass Shrewsbury castle on your left.
A short walk from here you’ll reach Pride Hill where you’ll find many high street shops. If you follow the road around on your left you’ll find St Mary’s Church on St Mary and Dogpole.
At the end of the road is Wyle Cop, which has many independent shops to explore. Plus there are quite a few hotels in Shrewsbury within this area, such as the aforementioned Lion Hotel, the Bull Inn, Pheasant Hotel and the Prince Rupert Hotel.
To your left you’ll reach the English Bridge and eventually Shrewsbury Abbey.
If you turn right you’ll find an exciting restaurant called Thai-D Food Bar and beyond there, carrying on down the High Street you could take a left towards Shrewsbury Cathedral or continue straight on and you’ll find The Square and the Old Market Hall. At the back of the Square, you’ll find Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.
With the museum on your left, walk towards to award-winning Market Hall. Here you’ll find a range of cafes and shops to enjoy. Once refreshed, why not take a stroll passed The Loopy Shrew, this is one of the most popular Shrewsbury hotels in the area and also features a vibrant bar, towards the Quarry Park.
If you’ve not heard about the Quarry you’re in for a treat. Not only does this incredible park enjoy being on the banks of the River Severn but it’s also where you’ll find the Dingle, with a glorious arrangement of flowers, fauna and an ornamental lake making it the perfect place for a peaceful stroll.
If you’re here at the right time of year, there are a number of Shrewsbury festivals to enjoy including the Shrewsbury Flower Show, Let’s Rock Shrewsbury and the free entry music festival LOOPFEST.