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Residing in the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is packed with cultural hotspots, a thriving café culture, vibrant nightlife and an active sports scene. It won’t take you long to feel at home in this friendly town.

Food and Drink

As a haven for food and drink lovers, there are plenty of delicious finds within the town’s diverse selection of restaurants, cafés and delis; boasting everything from high street favourites to quirky independent businesses – including board game and cat cafés! Alternatively, you can catch up with friends at one of Shrewsbury’s many bars, pubs and clubs offering colourful cocktails, dance floor fillers, open mic nights and much more. 

Shrewsbury Food and Drink


Shrewsbury has a wide array of gyms and sporting facilities including Shrewsbury Sports Village (which provides access to a 1K floodlit cycle track, 16 grass pitches and a gym), and the Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre (which includes a gym and four swimming pools). There are rowing and kayaking clubs based on the River Severn (right next to the University Centre), as well as a number of running groups and events to join including 5k and 10k races.

Shrewsbury Sport

History and Art

As the birthplace of Charles Darwin, this town has a history of producing original thinkers! As you make your way around the town, you will find an array of historical and architectural discoveries, with around 660 listed buildings in the centre alone. Shrewsbury is also appreciated for its fantastic arts scene which spans both formal venues such as Theatre Severn and the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, but also has a relaxed ‘Sunday afternoon’ culture of live music and comedy in bars and pubs across the town. 

Shrewsbury History Art

Explore Shropshire

Shrewsbury is on the doorstep of the Shropshire Hills; which are classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also only a stone’s throw away from Wroxeter Roman City and Attingham Park – a UNESCO historical site and National Trust treasure. From serene ambles up Haughmond Hill to challenging treks around Hawkstone Park Follies, the county offers a host of hiking, cycling and climbing opportunities. 

Shrewsbury Shropshire Outdoors