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After Dark in Shrewsbury: Halloween 2020

Down shuts and passageways, or along our old town walls - better watch out for the Shrewsbury Ghouls!

Rich in history and folklore, with more than a few hair-raising tales to tell, Shrewsbury is the perfect setting for spooky events. Here are some ideas to help you get into the spirit this Halloween.

After Dark in Shrewsbury: Halloween 2020

Ghost Tours and Hunts

Shrewsbury is considered one of the most haunted towns in the United Kingdom, and with over 1,200 years of history, it's no wonder!

Whether by boat on the Severn or on foot through the town's shuts and passageways, discover the darker side of Shrewsbury, with murders, suicides, hauntings and more.

TV's Most Haunted at Shrewsbury Prison

Saturday, 3rd October 2020 -
9:00pm - 2:00am
Shrewsbury Prison,
The Dana Prison
SY1 2HR Shrewsbury

Ghost Tours by Boat

Monday, 5th to Monday, 26th October 2020 -
8:00pm
The Sabrina Boat,
Victoria Quay Victoria Ave
SY3 8LH Shrewsbury

Official Most Haunted at Shrewsbury Prison

Saturday, 10th October 2020 -
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Shrewsbury Prison,
The Dana Prison
SY1 2HR Shrewsbury

HH & Spooky Nights: Shrewsbury Prison

Friday, 16th October 2020 -
9:30pm - 3:30am
Shrewsbury Prison,
The Dana Prison
SY1 2HR Shrewsbury

Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Halloween is a time for both children and children at heart. There is a multitude of events running throughout Shrewsbury to keep little ghouls of all ages entertained, from pumpkin picking to crafts and treasure hunts.

Where's Wally? Spooky Museum Search

Saturday, 17th October to Sunday, 1st November 2020
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Witchcraft and Wizardry Detective Day

Saturday, 17th October 2020 -
10:00am - 5:00pm
Various locations around Shrewsbury

Pumpkin Picking

Saturday, 24th to Saturday, 31st October 2020 -
9:30am - 5:30pm
Battlefield 1403,

Pick up a FREE Pumpkin

Saturday, 24th to Saturday, 31st October 2020
Charles Darwin Shopping Centre,
Pride Hill
SY1 1PL Shrewsbury

Cats & Craft

Thursday, 29th to Friday, 30th October 2020 -
9:45am
9:50am
9:55am
Paws Cafe,

Spooktacular Halloween Parties

Thursday, 29th to Saturday, 31st October 2020 -
4:00pm - 5:30pm
The River View Cafe
The Parade Shops
SY1 1DL

Adult Only Halloween Events

Halloween is a time for both children and children at heart. Shrewsbury has a number of nightlife events happening throughout the weeks surrounding Halloween.

Gin Therapy: The Dark History of Gin

Friday, 30th October 2020 -
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Gindifferent,

Bedlam & Broomsticks: the murderous past of our County Town

Saturday, 31st October 2020 -
7:00pm - 8:00pm
This is a virtual event from Tanners Wines

Get in the spooky spirit with these haunting stories

Shrewsbury, with its medieval streets, shuts and passageways, and gory history is said to be one of the most haunted towns in the UK. If you go down to the town after dark, you never know who or what you might meet... Discover Shrewsbury's haunted tales here.