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THE OLIVE TREE

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THE BIRDS NEST

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GINGER & CO

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BLIND TIGER

ALBERT & CO FRANKVILLE

LIBERTINES

TEN & SIX

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

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LION & PHEASANT

DARWINS TOWN HOUSE

PRINCE RUPERT

PREMIER INN

ALBRIGHTON HALL HOTEL

things to see & do

SHREWSBURY CASTLE

The castle stands at the top of a hill and was built as a defensive fortification for Shrewsbury, which was otherwise protected by the River Severn. Founded by Roger de Montgomery in 1074, the castle has undergone many transformations, the last one being by Thomas Telford who ‘modernised’ the building in the 18th century. Climb the walls of the castle for amazing views and some people watching from high above the town. The grounds are free to visit and perfect for picnics too.

THE QUARRY

The Quarry is Shrewsbury’s beautiful, 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the River Severn. The Quarry has been Shrewsbury’s most important site for recreation since the 16th Century. It still provides the perfect place to relax, enjoy walks, a picnic or one of the many events held in the parkland. At the heart of the Quarry lies the Dingle, a floral masterpiece cultivated by world renowned gardener Percy Thrower, who served as Parks Superintendent for 28 years. Its a delightful sunken garden landscaped with alpine borders, brilliant bedding plants, shrubbery and charming water features.

SHREWSBURY PRISON

The current prison buildings are Victorian, built in 1868 but there has been a prison on that site since 1793. The prison was decommissioned by the Ministry of Justice in 2013 and is now open to the public as a tourist attraction offering a variety of tours including guided and self guided The guided tours are led by ex prison officers who showcase just what life was like, day and night, for prisoners, officers and visitors. During the two hours they shine a light on what really happened, from the Victorians to the 21st century, behind the high prison walls. Tours take in two wings (one is particularly haunted) the exercise yards, the segregation cells, healthcare and the execution room including the condemned man’s cell and the executioners room.

SABRINA BOAT

The Sabrina Boat is a passenger boat on the River Severn in Shrewsbury and sets sail from Victoria Quay, next to the Welsh Bridge. Sabrina offers scheduled day trips, private hire, and evening cruises, holding 60 passengers in comfort over 3 decks – the popular top deck, smaller middle deck, and a newly refurbished lounge downstairs. The season runs from 1st March to 31st October.

ATTINGHAM PARK (National Trust)

Attingham Park inspires a sense of beauty, space and awe. The imposing entrance, glimpses of the vast mansion against silhouettes of cedars and expansive parkland, epitomize classical design and Italian influence. Its completeness of survival exemplifies the rise and decline, love and neglect of great country-house estates. Discovering the Berwicks’ estate with acres of parkland, miles of walks, the huge organic walled garden, large playfield and welcoming mansion is a full day out. There’s so much to see and do at Attingham — whether you’re a family looking for activities, both inside and out, or simply in search of a traditional visit to a historic house and parkland. Full of life and locally loved, there’s something for everyone all year round.

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