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Matlock Bath

in the county of Derbyshire

Escomb Saxon Church, near Bishop Auckland 15th June 2009


in the county of County Durham

Pictures of Shrewsbury

a Historic Market Town in the county of Shropshire

About Shrewsbury

This most ancient county town developed amid a steep hill set within a loop of the River Severn. Shrewsbury is a wonderfully atmospheric town which beguiles the visitor with sights of bygone centuries and much a great charm is to be found in its narrow streets and medieval buildings.

St.Mary's church, one of the towns oldest buildings was built around 1200. A castle was built in Shrewsbury by the Normans, though the oldest parts of the present castle date from the 13th century. This castle was restored by Telford some 200 years ago. The towns Bear Steps cottages are well worth a visit as they date from the 14th century.

Famous sons of Shrewsbury include Charles Darwin who was born here in 1809. Then there is Robert Clive who was once Mayor of Shrewsbury. The home of Robert Clive, Clive House contains a good collection of China, Militaria, Costumes and Furniture, this house is open to the public and is well worth seeing.

Although you will doubtless enjoy seeking out Shrewsbury's historic past it is also very much a town of the present with branches of all the major high street stores. There are plenty of local inns, good quality wine merchants along with many quaint antique shops, so you shopping can be varied and enjoyable. There are museums and galleries infact, Shrewsbury is a town that has something for everyone.

Brightest summer attraction - The Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Recommended towns & villages near Shrewsbury

Acton Burnell - the Castle and St. Mary's Church

Acton Burnell (16 Pictures) in the county of Shropshire

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction S of Shrewsbury)

Interestingly, Acton Burnell has connections with America that go back to the stirring days of the Declaration of Independence in 1776...

St Laurence's Church

Church Stretton (52 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Shropshire

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction S of Shrewsbury)

Church Stretton is an historic market town in the South Shropshire hills, and the only town in the Shropshire hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - one of Britain's fiinest.....

Weaving a Wattle Fence

Ironbridge (169 Pictures) in the county of Shropshire

(12.6 miles, 20.3 km, direction SE of Shrewsbury)

This town is named for the famous bridge that spans the River Severn - the world's first Iron Bridge....

Colemere near Ellesmere in Shropshire, UK.

Colemere (2 Pictures) in the county of Shropshire

(12.9 miles, 20.8 km, direction N of Shrewsbury)

Clolemere is a countryside heritage site with miles of waymarked walks circling over 70 acres of water, woodland and sweet scented meadows...

The little thatched church at Little Stretton, Shropshire

Little Stretton (4 Pictures) in the county of Shropshire

(13.2 miles, 21.3 km, direction S of Shrewsbury)

Little Stretton lies in a charming rural area a short distance from the old town of Church Stretton...

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Dingle Gardens

The Dingle Gardens (17 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)


Shrewsbury Abbey. Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Shrewsbury Abbey (5 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

The site of Shrewsbury Abbey is an ancient one, quite possibly dating back to Saxon times when a wooden church would have stood.....

Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle (19 Pictures)

(0.7 miles, 1.1 km)


at Haughmond Abbey, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Haughmond Abbey (24 Pictures)

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction NE)

These magnificent remains of an Augustinian Abbey founded by William Fitzalan in about 1135, occupy a beautiful setting in the.....

Attingham Park

Attingham Park (25 Pictures)

(3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction SE)

An elegant 18th century mansion with regancy interiors and deer park, Attingham Park is of the great houses of the.....

Wroxeter Roman City (Viriconium) in Shropshire

Wroxeter Roman City (9 Pictures)

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction SE)

Wroxeter Roman City lies about 5 miles south-east of Shrewsbury, here lies the remains of what was the fourth largest town in.....

Acton Burnell Castle, Shropshire

Acton Burnell Castle (4 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction S)

Although crenulated, the spectacular red sandstone ruins of Acton Burnell speak more of a grandiose place of comfort rather than.....

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