Renowned to be one of England’s most splendid heritage towns, Shrewsbury hits the spot for a slow paced relaxing retreat. Known for its formidable flower displays and colourful events, Shrewsbury is simply a wonderful place to absorb the local architecture.
Founded by the Saxons and developed by the Tudors, Shrewsbury remains a hotspot for tourists for its picturesque cobbled alleys and squares. Nestled in Shropshire, this flourishing town brings history to life like no other.
Of course its not all black and white buildings! Be astonished by the amount of interesting and independent shops overflowing with gifts that makes Shrewsburys’ shopping experience so exciting! As well as the quirky boutiques, there are also two modern shopping centres with everything you need for a spot of retail therapy.
Whilst in Shrewsbury, don’t forget to visit the famous statue of Charles Darwin. Birthplace of the late naturalist, Charles Darwin is remembered to this day for his contribution to science and as a result, Shrewsbury is very proud to hold his statue.
You will never go hungry in Shrewsbury! Around every corner is a fabulous restaurant, pub or café to visit, whether just for afternoon tea or for a touch of fine dining. Shrewsbury cater for all cuisines tastes including Indian, Spanish and Mexican so the choice is up to you!
Of course shopping and food are a given but what about learning more about this historical wonderland?
Located in the town sits Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. Opened in 2014, this brand new attraction holds five galleries dedicated to showcasing Shrewsbury’s and Shropshire’s history with a Special Exhibition Gallery. The museum holds some of the nation’s most treasured Roman artefacts along with themed exhibits aimed at all generations.
Built in 1070, Shrewsbury Castle is also a sight to behold. Situated in the centre of town next to the train station, Shrewsbury Castle holds history that only viewing it can explain! Visit to see collections of medals, uniforms and weapons used during the 18th century.
If you are a self confessed foodie, then HolidayCottage suggest attending the Shrewsbury Food Festival. Held in Quarry Park once a year, the food festival holds host to fine ale tastings and the famous Shrewsbury biscuit that can be traced all the way back to the 1500’s! Well worth a try…
Embrace all the senses by visiting the countries oldest flower show. The Shrewsbury Flower Show contains high quality exhibits of horticulture admired by all ages, alongside the live military band. There’s plenty for the kids to do too! Side shows, arts and crafts and arena entertainment are just some of the activities for the little ones to take part in. Top it all off with their fantastic firework display for the real icing on the cake!
Sounds perfect? Great! Now to find your ideal holiday home for the duration of this amazing vacation.
To help, HolidayCottage have selected a handful of holiday accommodation we think you will love! Close to the attractions and the town, these self accommodating cottages will complete the ultimate holiday experience.
Find out more about Shrewsbury here. Enjoy!