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Discover Shrewsbury this June

Shrewsbury’s back and this summer is going to be like no other; traffic-free zones mean more alfresco dining, more cycling space, and more green spaces to enjoy the British weather. We’ve been working closely with local businesses to help make the town safe and secure for all to enjoy.

Dine alfresco

Whether you prefer a quiet courtyard or dining street-side in our freshly pedestrianised town centre, Shrewsbury's eateries are ready to tantalise your tastebuds. Explore your old favourites and discover somewhere new with our dining listings.

 

Indulge your sweet tooth

Now that indoor hospitality has reopened it's time to enjoy the sweeter things in life! Make sure to head to Planet Doughnut for National Doughnut Day on Friday 4th June, and treat yourself at Roly's Fudge Pantry on Wednesday 16th June for National Fudge Day.

Rediscover your favourite events

Join Paws Cafe for some four-legged Friday night fun as Friday Night Films & Cats returns. Cuddle up with their 11 resident cats and enjoy your favourite films on their 120" screen.

Live music has returned to Albert's Shed! Socially distanced gigs are now taking place every Friday and Saturday night, showing the best local talent. Click here for a full itinerary of live music events.

Discover the best of British

Every month the best of Shropshire's farms, producers, crafters and artists fills Shrewsbury's town square. Come and find an exciting selection of fresh produce, baked goods, jams and treats as well as expertly crafted artwork, glass, jewellery, clothing, ceramics and homeware.

This post-lockdown Drawn Illustrators Fair is a fantastic opportunity to see the amazing talent available on our doorstep. Local creatives will be showcasing new designs and decluttering their studio space. Lucky finds will include unique prints, upcoming designs, inspirational homewares, and gifts.

The UK Camera Fair comes to Shrewsbury! For the first time, Shrewsbury's Montgomery Waters Meadow will be fit to burst with all types of photographic equipment. Featuring a huge range of photographic equipment including both digital and film cameras, vintage and collectable cameras, as well as a large selection of lenses, accessories, flash, filters, tripods, cases, books, images, studio & darkroom gear.

Shrewsbury Farmers Market

Friday, 2nd July 2021 -
9:00am - 3:30pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Made in Shropshire: Fair in the Square

Saturday, 10th July 2021 -
9:00am - 5:00pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

DRAWN Illustrators Fair

Saturday, 19th June 2021 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

UK Camera Fair

Sunday, 27th June 2021 -
8:00am - 3:00pm
Montgomery Waters Meadow,

Plan your perfect staycation

Shrewsbury is the place to be this summer. With England's longest uninterrupted run of independent retailers, cobbled streets packed with quirky places to eat and truly one-of-a-kind events, you'll find no better place to relax than Shrewsbury.

Find our full accommodation listings here.

Self Catering in Shrewsbury

Self-catering properties promise flexibility and freedom so you can come and go as you please. Shrewsbury is well stocked with delis, small supermarkets, cafes and restaurants to keep you well fuelled during your stay.

B&Bs in Shrewsbury

There are plenty of historic B&Bs surrounded by cobbled streets and Tudor buildings in Shrewsbury. If you’re treating yourself then look out for four-poster beds and unbeatable breakfasts. There are also plenty of cosy rooms for the price-conscious.

Accessible Accommodation in Shrewsbury

Scooped up in the loop of the Severn, Shrewsbury is a town bursting with culture and history. Despite many of the buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, Shrewsbury has a wealth of accessible eateries, retailers, attractions and accommodation.

5 Original places to stay in Shrewsbury

Whether you're coming for business, holiday or a weekend getaway, Shrewsbury has a wealth of hostelries to suit all tastes and budgets to guarantee a good night's sleep.

New Faces

Over the last few months, Shrewsbury has welcomed many new businesses, including L'Apero French BistroClassic Barber 2, Brown and Francis, and Deja Brew.

Hopefully Made

Hopefully Made is an independent studio coffee shop, set up by Hope and Becky, Hopefully Made started out as a small screen printing business born out of their love of creativity...

Hooked on Ewe

Hooked On Ewe is a family-run independent yarn and accessory shop aiming to please knitting and crochet enthusiasts!

Ivy's Nails

Ivy's Nails is the one-stop-shop for all your nail care needs. Boasting an extensive list of services, including nail art, full sets and pedicures, the team is on hand to pamper...

Nationwide Building Society

Nationwide is the world's biggest building society, one of the country's largest savings providers, and a top three mortgage provider. It offers a full range of financial products...

Number 61

Number 61 boasts a curated selection of products from many of Shropshire's top artists and makers. Discover new and old items in Silver, Gold, Paper, Wood, Glass, Textile, Metal,...

Marmalade at Dogpole

Marmalade at Dogpole is a boho inspired interiors store, based at Dogpole in the historical town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. The store was created by John and Andrew in 2020...

Caffé Figo

Caffè Figo was established in 2020, right in the middle of a pandemic like most of us have never experienced! We decided not to be beaten, but to fight back in the best way we...

Key events this April

Belle Vue Arts Festival

Saturday, 29th May to Saturday, 31st July 2021
Various locations around Belle Vue

Shrewsbury Duck Hunt

Saturday, 29th May to Saturday, 5th June 2021
Various locations around Shrewsbury

The Shrewsbury Arts Trail

Tuesday, 1st to Wednesday, 30th June 2021
Various locations around Shrewsbury's town centre

Friday Night Films & Cats

Friday, 4th June 2021 -
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Paws Cafe,

Shrewsbury Farmers Market

Friday, 2nd July 2021 -
9:00am - 3:30pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Shrewsbury's Open Live Music

Sunday, 6th to Friday, 25th June 2021
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Made in Shropshire: Fair in the Square

Saturday, 10th July 2021 -
9:00am - 5:00pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

DRAWN Illustrators Fair

Saturday, 19th June 2021 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Carnival

Saturday, 15th June 2019
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

UK Camera Fair

Sunday, 27th June 2021 -
8:00am - 3:00pm
Montgomery Waters Meadow,

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.

Famous Historic Faces of Shrewsbury

The cobbled streets of Shrewsbury have been home to many significant figures in British history. Read on to discover some unexpected names.

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.

Shrewsbury’s historic threshold mosaics

Hints of Shrewsbury’s history can be spotted throughout the town. Oftentimes you need to be looking up, but for these gems you’ll need to be staring at your feet.

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