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Tours in Shrewsbury

Wandering around the wonders of Shrewsbury is one of the best ways to see the sites. Meet up with Shrewsbury's team of tour guides for an expert amble.

Walking tours Shrewsbury

Claremont Bank, Shrewsbury

Walking Tours in Shrewsbury

Historical discoveries, supernatural scares or medieval detectives, Shrewsbury guides offer a range of general and themed tours throughout the year. Usually lasting for 90 minutes and taking in the historic heart of the town. Tours are available in French and Italian and the last tour of the day is at 7pm.

    Tours are £7.50 for an adult and £2.50 per child.

    Find out more about guided tours in Shrewsbury


    If you're coming to Shrewsbury with a group, Shrewsbury guides can organise private tours or talks, which can be customised to suit any itinerary. One guide is needed per 20 people.

    Prices for private group Guided Tours:

    • General Historic Tour - £55 per guide.
    • Themed Tour of the Town - £60 per guide.
    • Language Supplement - £6 per guide.

    Private tour trail themes include:

    • Darwin's childhood town tour
    • Ghost tours - Disembarking in the dark if you dare
    • Ancient ages (Medieval, Tudor, 18th century, Victorian) - Shrewsbury's architecture, characters and stories span eleven centuries.
    • Brother Cadfael - Mix medieval fact and fiction through the backdrop of Ellis Peters' Shrewsbury based detective novels.

    How to book

    To book, call the Visitor Information Centre on 01743 258888


    Sabrina Boat tours on the River Severn

    Boat Tours in Shrewsbury

    Soak up the Severn in a route along the river loop. Named after the water nympth who guards the River Severn, the riverboat Sabrina travels from the English Bridge to the Welsh Bridge and back again in a 45 minute ride.

    Trips run every day, on the hour from 11-4pm between March and October. Live commentary and town maps are provided on board.

    Evening cruises offer food, cocktails and live entertainment, visit the Sabrina Boat website to book and for information on evening events.

    Sabrina Boat also offers private boat hire.

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    Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tours in Shrewsbury

    The heritage sightseeing bus tour operates between Shrewsbury and Ironbridge via Much Wenlock.

    Visitors can hop on and hop off from one of the designated stops. Both all day and local short hop tickets are available.

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    Private Coach Tours in Shrewsbury

    Whether you prefer to operate alone or have a great group for an outing, a coach and guide can be hired for the day. The guide will deliver commentary, organise your group at visitor attractions and be on hand for extra facts at lunch and coffee stops.

    One guide per coach is sufficient, although one guide per twenty people is required for walking tours.

    Full day coach tour - from £140 per guide
    Half day coach tour - from £90 per guide

    For more information contact: [email protected]
    Tel: 01743 258888. Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm