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Shrewsbury, Shropshire's county town

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  • Medieval town set within a loop of the River Severn, with over 600 listed buildings
  • Birthplace of Charles Darwin and film location for 'A Christmas Carol'
  • Ancient street layout of shuts and passageways, picturesque cobbled alleys and squares
  • Everywhere easy to find and just a short walk away from the coach parks and drop off points
  • Large number of interesting, independent shops
  • Plenty of cafe's, tearooms, restaurants and pubs
  • Quarry Park & Dingle garden - free to enter
  • River boat cruises & guided tours available
  • Shrewsbury Abbey was the setting for The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael
  • Shrewsbury Castle and museum

Key Events:

Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre:

  • Can assist drivers with information on the town & surrounding area, including coach parking and drop off points in the town
  • Are always happy to help drivers or the group organiser with their pre-planning, either by telephone or email, in advance of your visit to the town and area
  • Have a ready-made coach drivers pack containing maps, town guides, local information and much more
  • Are happy to send out maps for the coach passengers to have a copy each for their visit to Shrewsbury
  • Can arrange guided tours for groups. Again information can be sent out or it is all available online at
  • Can arrange a guide to join a coach for a coach tour of Shropshire, itineraries can be made to suit the time available and/or the interests of the group.
  • Talks by guides can also be booked through the VIC, talks can be arranged for daytime or evening for example, at the accommodation the group or coach party is staying at

Contact details:

Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre
Rowley's House, Barker Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1QH
Telephone: 01743 281200
Fax: 01743 281213

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