Tourism

17 Oct 2014
It’s official, Shrewsbury has the greenest fingers in the UK. After a two-week tour of the country, assessing more than 90,000 acres of public green space, Britain in Bloom judges have crowned the town Champion of Champions. The accolade is the highest bestowed in the Bloom campaign, which is governed by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The results of the competition were announced at a...
16 Oct 2014
Fans of Shrewsbury Folk Festival helped to raise more than £5,000 to fund music therapy sessions at Shropshire’s Hope House Hospice during this year’s event, organisers have revealed. The four-day festival, held at the West Mid Showground in Berwick Road over the August Bank Holiday weekend, has been fundraising for the hospice, which supports children with life limiting illnesses and their...
15 Oct 2014
Performing Arts and Media students from Shrewsbury College have joined forces and are preparing to scare visitors to Attingham Park this Halloween half term. Fearless visitors are invited to bring a torch, pick up a map and go on a self-guided walk through the grounds after dark before discovering what horrors lurk inside the basement of the mansion. Spooky Walks will be running from Monday 27 -...
10 Oct 2014
Shrewsbury’s medieval history will be on show this weekend, as the doors open for visitors at Town Walls Tower for the last time in 2014 on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October. Visitors are invited to take the rare opportunity to step behind the door that hundreds of local people walk past every day and visit the last surviving watch tower on Shrewsbury’s medieval town walls. Only open six days per...
06 Oct 2014
It was in danger of becoming a distant foodie memory until a couple of bearded chefs rode into the county on two wheels a couple of years ago. But thanks to Hairy Bikers Dave Myers and Si King and their Food Tour Of Britain, fidget pie has seen something of a renaissance by bringing the dish to a new generation. And as the winter nights begin to draw in, Shropshire’s 400-year-old answer to the...
04 Oct 2014
More than 200 people packed into Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery for a “soiree” to celebrate the success of one of Shropshire’s largest law firms. The Soiree at the Museum event was organised by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors and took place on Thursday 25 September. Guests were treated to a private viewing of the recently-opened museum, with curators on hand to explain the background to the exhibits...
03 Oct 2014
There will be tricks and plenty of treats when Shropshire's first American Smokehouse celebrates the spookiest night of the year. Smoke Stop: The road to BBQ at Ford, near Shrewsbury, will mark Halloween just like they do across the pond by pulling out all the stops with a spellbinding party on that most devillish of nights, Friday, October 31. Party-goers are being asked to use a touch of...
21 Sep 2014
Attingham Park’s Walled Garden will be brought to life with their annual Harvest Fair on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September with harvest displays, demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and a handful of stalls selling locally made products. The fair will take place in the Walled Garden and Orchard between 10am and 4pm, and visitors will be able to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Fair...
20 Sep 2014
The $25,000 Aegon GB Pro-Series tournament at The Shrewsbury Club has now reached the semi-final stage, but there is no place in the last four for No 1 seed Cagla Buyukakcay after she bowed out in straight sets to An-Sophie Mestach. The Turkish player, ranked 144 in the world, had no answer to the impressive Belgian who won through 6-1, 6-4 to set up an intriguing semi-final clash against in-form...
28 Aug 2014
Musicians and music lovers gathered in their droves over the Bank Holiday weekend to unite for the annual Shrewsbury Folk Festival, which has been dubbed as the “most successful yet.” More than 7,000 attendees flocked to the West Mid Showground to play witness to some of the biggest names in folk music perform. Seth Lakeman, Bellowhead, Steve Knightley's Wake The Union, Karine Polwart, The Dhol...
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