If you’re new to Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas then you’re probably wondering what you can get up to on the weekends. Founded by the Saxons and developed by the Tudors, Shrewbury is a historical town filled with beautiful architecture and hidden gems throughout. Whether you’re looking for a family activity or want to learn more about Shrewsbury’s past, carry on reading for our top picks for things to do.
Visit Shrewsbury castle
The oldest parts of Shrewsbury castle were built during the reign of Willam the Conqueror between 1066 and 1074. With amazing views and a range of interesting items on display such as uniforms, weapons and equipment from the 18th century to present day, it’s a perfect day out for all the family; kids and adults alike will be fascinated by the castle’s past.
Walk around the Quarry
The Quarry is a 29 acre park that is renown in Shropshire for its stunning gardens and water features. If you’re looking for somewhere to relax then take a stroll through here and enjoy the views, it’s also worth looking out for any events taking place at The Quarry such as Shrewsbury Flower Show, Dragon Boat Racing, show jumping and entertainment by top military bands.
Drift along the River Severn on a Sabrina boat tour and view Shrewsbury in a whole new light. You’ll set sail from Victoria Quay on one of the six trips that run between 11am to 4pm, experiencing a picturesque loop of the area. The trip runs for just under one hour, and with light refreshments included your guide will teach you all about the medieval town of Shrewsbury. There are also evening trips complete with a number of options to suit all, from 80s themed events to whisky, wine and gin tasting.
Shrewsbury market hall
If you fancy a spot of shopping or a bite to eat then Shrewbury has a range of independent and high street shops for everyone. Beneath the landmark clock tower sits the town’s indoor market. Diners can feast on a variety of international cuisines or pick up fresh fruit and veg; the community is at the heart of Shrewsbury so the market is also home to the stools of talented craftspeople, artists and retro collectables.
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