Attraction Category: Iconic attractions of Oswestry and The Welsh Borderlands
Set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, it is one of England’s finest medieval market towns. But stuck in the past it is not!
The town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways.
In fact it boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.
Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury and all around you will find reminders of his association with the town.
The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks or you can enjoy a trip on the new pleasure boat Sabrina.
Next to the river you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park., location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show.
International Award Winning Town of Flowers. Continuing on the floral theme, due to the proliferation of plants and blooms, particularly in the summer months, Shrewsbury is often referred to as the “Town of Flowers”.