Lying within a giant loop of the River Severn and guarded by its castle, Shrewsbury has been called England's finest Tudor town - with good reason. Black and white buildings are everywhere, as are the ancient "shuts" or passageways which connect them. There are no less than 660 listed buildings in the town.
Shrewsbury Museum houses a collection of artefacts from the nearby Roman city of Wroxeter (open to the public), now considered by many historians to be the true site of Arthur's Camelot. Shrewsbury has a superb abbey and the town has excellent shopping facilities and good parking. You will find a huge variety of shops in Shrewsbury - as well as all the usual high street names, there is an amazing range of unique independent retailers.
You may also choose to relax in beautiful Quarry Park, where the famous Shrewsbury Flower Show is held, or take a boat trip on the River Severn.