General Information about Shrewsbury
Founded in 800 AD Shrewsbury is located in the West Midlands within the county of Shropshire and is a very interesting place to visit if you are in the area. Shrewsbury is located approximately 14 miles from Telford and 34 miles from Newcastle Under Lyme and just 9 miles from the Welsh border. The town is a historic market town and is home to a population of approximately 70,000 residents.
The architecture of Shrewsbury is predominantly medieval with many timber framed buildings dating back to the 15th and 16th century. Shrewsbury is in fact home to the worlds first iron framed building which was completed in 1797. The Ditherington Flax Mill is a Grade 1 listed building and is often referred to as the Grandfather of Skyscrapers. Another notable historic building is the Shrewsbury Abbey which was founded in 1083. Shrewsbury Abbey is located on Abbey Foregate Road. One other historical building you should see is the Shrewsbury Castle which is located at the neck of the River Severn, which is the longest river in Great Britain.
Shrewsbury is home to a number of popular events such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show and the West Mid Show. The Shrewsbury Flower Show usually takes place during August and the West Mid Show normally takes place in May. The Shrewsbury Flower Show takes place at The Quarry which is the towns main recreational park. The Quarry was established back in 1719 and covers a massive 23 acres with the River Severn running through the park.
Shrewsbury is well connected with England and Wales with five railway lines. Trains regularly travel to and from locations such as Cardiff, London, Birmingham, Telford, Manchester and Swansea. You can also drive to Shrewsbury and the town is connected to a number of major roads. There are also a number of bus services that travel to Shrewsbury.
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Hotels in Shrewsbury
Below are a selection of Hotels located in Shrewsbury, England. Alternatively, you can browse through all Shrewsbury Hotels.