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Discover Shrewsbury this October

October signals the beginning of autumn, and there's no better time to explore Shrewsbury. Dig out your favourite fleece and discover everything our beautiful market town has to offer you this month, from seasonal markets to beer festivals and exploring our history and heritage!

Explore the Shrewsbury Stories

Scooped in the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a town oozing with history. Whether from the comfort of your home, whilst commuting, or out and about in Shrewsbury be transported to the heart of Shrewsbury's history with the new Shrewsbury Stories.

Join local experts and explore the history, heritage and intrigue of some of Shrewsbury's most iconic locations, including Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury Abbey, Grope Land and Old St Chad's.

Shrewsbury ghost tours return

The nights are drawing in and mist hangs in the air, that can only mean one thing... Shrewsbury's ghost tours are back!

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery's ever-popular ghost tours return every Thursday from October 6th. Be guided around some of Shrewsbury's ghoulish spots and be regaled with terrifying tales.

Take to the water with The Sabrina's evening ghost cruises, returning October 3rd. During the 45-minute journey, you'll discover the darker side of Shrewsbury and its history of bloody wards, treachery and cold-blooded murder.

The Worlds second most haunted jail, Shrewsbury Prison is bursting with ghoulish happenings this October, from overnight stays to guided ghost tours and hunts.

Take a step back in time with one of Shrewsbury's oldest retailers as Tanners Wines takes you down into their cellars. Explore their many rooms and cellars, and journey through the past with tales of ghosts, sightings and the dark history of the ancient market town.

Get in the spooky spirit

Halloween is a time for both children and children at heart. From ghost tours to family-friendly film screenings and nights out, there's plenty of ghoulish goings-on in Shrewsbury to keep monsters of all ages entertained. Find Shrewsbury's most extensive Halloween what's on here.

Say hello to old favourites

This month we're saying hello to The Hole in the Wall. Now under new management, this historic Shrewsbury centre pub has had a full refurbishment and is ready and waiting to welcome you back through its doors.

Also reopening is national favourite Moss Bros. Having relocated from Shrewsbury's Mardol Head to a bigger and better unit on The Square, they'll be throwing open their doors on September 29th.

Key events this month

If you're looking for events in Shrewsbury then look no further! We have an event calendar packed with something for everyone. Click here to explore our full event listings.

The Bavarian Village

Saturday, 1st to Sunday, 23rd October 2022
Shrewsbury Castle,
Castle Gates
SY1 2AT Shrewsbury

Shropshire Harvest Festival

Saturday, 8th October 2022 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Oktoberfest Bottomless Brunch

Sunday, 9th October 2022 -
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bird & Beer,

Shrewsbury Half Marathon

Sunday, 9th October 2022 -
9:00am
Greenhous West Mid Showground
Gravel Hill Lane
Sy1 2PF

Shrewsbury Photo Marathon

Saturday, 15th October 2022 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
A trail around Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop

Tuesday, 18th October to Monday, 12th December 2022 -
10:15am - 4:00pm
St Mary's Church,
St Mary's Place
SY1 1DX Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Secret Supper

Wednesday, 19th October 2022 -
6:15pm
6 secret eateries around Shrewsbury's town centre

Late Night at the Market Hall

Saturday, 29th October 2022 -
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Shrewsbury Market Hall,
Claremont Street
SY1 1QG Shrewsbury

Discover Shrewsbury's history

Founded in the 8th century by the Saxon rulers of Mercia, Shrewsbury is a town steeped in history and stories,waiting to be discovered.

Tour Shrewsbury's Churches

Take a stroll around Shrewsbury's many churches - they're packed with significant stories and awesome architecture waiting to be discovered.

Shrewsbury Stories

Scooped in the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a town oozing with history. Whether from the comfort of your home, whilst commuting or out and about in Shrewsbury, be transported to the heart of Shrewsbury's history Shrewsbury Stories.

Historic Timeline of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's story is on the map for many reasons, discover the origins, defining landmarks and the better-than-fiction facts that make Shrewsbury original.

Your guides to Shrewsbury

Wandering around the wonders of Shrewsbury is one of the best ways to see the sites. Whether you're looking to join a group, go solo or fancy something themed you'll find limitless options in our collation of Shrewsbury guides.

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