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Discover Shrewsbury this February

Fall in love with Shrewsbury this February! Dig out your favourite fleece and discover everything Shrewsbury has to offer you this month, from the return of Shrewsbury's monthly markets and the annual DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival to Pancake Day indulgence.

Treat your loved one this Valentine's Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, if you're after romance then Shrewsburys for you! From out-of-the-ordinary date ideas and exciting events to Valentine's offers and the perfect gift shopping guide, you can find it all in Shrewsbury.

Indulge this Pancake Day

Pancake Day is just around the corner, and is the perfect excuse to indulge! Whether you're a sweet or savoury person, you're sure to find your perfect pancake at one of these Shrewsbury eateries.

Keep your little monkeys entertained this half term

It can be tough to keep the kids entertained during the holidays - but Shrewsbury has you covered! From craft sessions to film screenings and free entry to Shrewsbury Flaxmill, we've rounded up a few ideas to help keep those little monsters at bay.

Say hello to new faces

Over the festive period, we welcomes a number of new businesses to Shrewsbury's town centre!

Steadys, The Market Hall, an Aladin's Cave of quality, hand-picked vintage clothing.

The Enchanted Labyrinth, St Alkmunds, home to all things spiritual, make sure to check out the spell jar station!

Nooch, Barracks Passage, 100% plant-based cafe from the CSons' former head chef.

Patisserie Clementine, Butcher Row, a dog-friendly cafe boasting delicious homemade cakes, with books and wine for sale.

LevelUp Escapes Shrewsbury, The Darwin Centre, a family-run Ark Rader-themed escape room.

Archive Shrewsbury, The Parade, a treasure trove of original photographs, featuring rare behind-the-scenes images of iconic stars through the ages.

The Wellness Atelier, Dogpole, takes a holistic approach to aesthetics, blending science and natural beauty to achieve your desired results.

We also saw some businesses expand to larger premises within the town centre:

DVD Megastore and Buttercup Bookshop, The Darwin Centre, an Aladdin's cave of DVDs, books, games and more.

Get Your Wigle On, Princess Street, a multi-award-winning theatre company offering training and performance experience.

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.

February welcomes the return of Shrewsbury's monthly markets! The Square will be a hive of activity with Shrewsbury Farmers Market, Friday 3rd Feb, and the Made in Shropshire Fair in The Square, Saturday 11th Feb.

Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s

Saturday, 4th February 2023 -
7:00pm
The Buttermarket,

DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

Sunday, 5th to Sunday, 12th February 2023
Various locations around Shrewsbury

An Evening of Burlesque

Friday, 10th February 2023 -
7:30pm
Theatre Severn,
Frankwell Quay
SY3 8FT Shrewsbury

Super Bowl Tailgate Party

Sunday, 12th February 2023 -
10:00pm
Hickory's Smokehouse,

The Moon

Saturday, 18th February to Sunday, 16th April 2023
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Tanners Supper Club: A Taste of Burgundy

Thursday, 23rd February 2023 -
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tanners Wines,
26-29 Wyle Cop
SY1 1XB 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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