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Shrewsbury

discover the top things to see and do in Shrewsbury

Set amongst glorious countryside on the banks of the River Wye, Shrewsbury is one of England's finest medieval market towns. Packed with timber-framed buildings and quaint streets, this pretty town is home to the famous Shrewsbury Abbey and has over 600 listed buildings. It’s also known for amazing shopping, top restaurants, and a great nightlife. Head here for a relaxing weekend away in idyllic surroundings. 

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Morgan And West.
Photo: Steve Ullathorne. TICKETED

1 Morgan & West: Parlour Tricks

Time travelling magic duo both claim to have been born into Victorian England in 1865. Their magic is of the old-fashioned, music-hall variety with cards, blindfolds, cups, balls - and clever references to quantum waveforms and theoretic physics. Hipsters will love the steampunk aesthetic - non-hipsters will just be enthralled.

When: May 27, 8pm
Where: Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY1 9SA
Contact: +44 (0)1743 281281
More Details: www.morganandwest.co.uk

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2 The Searchers

With such classic hits as Sweets For My Sweet, Needles And Pins, Don't Throw Your Love Away and When You Walk In The Room, Merseybeat group The Searchers have accumulated record sales well in excess of 40 million. Founder member John McNally still leads the group today, performing alongside Scott Ottaway, Frank Allen and Spencer James.

When: May 27, 7.30pm
Where: Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY1 9SA
Contact: +44 (0)1743 281281
More Details: www.the-searchers.co.uk

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3 Day Trips

Sabrina is a triple deck, modern passenger boat capable of carrying 60 passengers in comfort. This popular 45-minute cruise - just the thing for tired feet - departs from Victoria Quay near the Welsh Bridge, gently sails to the English Bridge and then returns. The captain provides an interesting commentary about the sights along the river.

When: From Mar 1, Mar 1-Sep 30, Mon-Sun 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, Oct 1-31, Mon-Sun 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, ends Oct 31
Where: Sabrina Boat, Victoria Quay, Shrewsbury. SY3 8LH
More Details: www.sabrinaboat.co.uk

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4 Walking Tour

A trained guide leads a circular tour of the historic town centre, which dates from medieval times and has no less than 660 listed buildings clustered in a maze of alleys known locally as shuts or passages. The street names - such as Dogpole, Mardol, Gullet Passage and Grope Lane - are some of the strangest in England.

When: Jan 1-Apr 30, Sat 2pm, May 1-Oct 31, Mon-Sat 2pm, Sun 11.30am
Where: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Music Hall, Market Street, Shrewsbury. SY1 1LG
Contact: +44 (0)1743 258885
More Details: http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/guided-tours-of-shrewsbury/general-walking-tours/

A 'Medieval Knight', alias Dominic Sewell, 34, from Peterborough, riding Tequila and holding Willow, a female Saker falcon, against the St Georges flag at London's Hyde Park Corner on St Georges Day.   *....They were there to launch the opening of ticket sales for English Heritage's forthcoming History In Action festival to be held at Kirby Hall,  Northamptonshire on the 10th and 11th August FREE EVENT

5 Battlefield 1403

This fascinating little complex is more than just a farm shop - it's one of the best butcheries in the UK, a well stocked deli counter, a cafe, a shop full of local goodies and a museum commemorating the Battle Of Shrewsbury. This is the place where English longbows were used by both sides for the first time.

When: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm, ongoing
Where: Battlefield 1403, Battlefield Farm, Battlefield, Shrewsbury. SY4 3DB
More Details: www.battlefield1403.com

FREE EVENT

6 English Heritage: Moreton Corbet Castle

With over 500 years of building and development history, Moreton invites you to view centuries of architectural changes within one building. First built around 1100 by a Saxon family, the impressive ruins still boast Elizabethan features, as well as stunning views across the countryside.

When: Jan 1-Dec 31, Mon-Sun, Bank Hols dawn-dusk
Where: English Heritage: Morton Corbet Castle, Moreton Corbet, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY4 4DW
Contact: +44 (0)370 333 1181
More Details: www.english-heritage.org.uk

Cattle in the park with the house in the background at Attingham Park, Shropshire. TICKETED

7 National Trust: Attingham Park House

This stunning 18th century mansion, built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, offers an insight into the rise and fall of his family's fortunes as well as a fascinating story of love and neglect. Enjoy a tranquil tour of the walled gardens, and learn about the building's history through informative exhibitions.

When: From Feb 1, Mar 4-Nov 5, Mon-Sun 11am-5.30pm mansion, last adm 4.30pm, Mar 4-May 26, Mon-Sun 8am-6pm park, last adm 5pm, May 27-Sep 3, Mon-Sun 8am-7pm park, last adm 6pm, Feb 28-Mar 3, Nov 6-Dec 31, Mon-Sun 8am-5pm park, last adm 4pm, closed Dec 25, ends Dec 31
Where: National Trust: Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY4 4TP
Contact: +44 (0)1743 708 123

FREE EVENT

8 Shrewsbury Abbey

Famous for its literary association with the Cadfael mysteries written by Shropshire writer Ellis Peters, this historical landmark was founded in 1083, and remains a place of worship. Its stunning arches and impressive organ are a sight to behold, as well as the remaining monastic relic - the refectory pulpit. Free to visit but donations welcome.

When: Apr 1-Oct 31, Mon-Sun 10am-4pm, last adm 3.45pm, Nov 1-Mar 31, Mon-Sun 10.30am-3pm, last adm 2.45pm, please check opening times if travelling a distance
Where: Shrewsbury Abbey, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. SY2 6BS
Contact: +44 (0)1743 232723
More Details: www.shrewsburyabbey.com

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9 Million Dollar Quartet

Jason Donovan stars as record producer Sam Phillips in this musical tale that brings to life the famous jam sessions that took place in Sun Records, Memphis through the 1950s. Written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, the rock'n'roll story features music by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

When: May 30 & 31, Jun 1-3, 7.30pm, mats May 31, Jun 3, 2.30pm
Where: Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY1 9SA
Contact: +44 (0)1743 281281
More Details: www.milliondollarquartetlive.com

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