Tourism

23 Aug 2016
A chance to step back into Shrewsbury’s past and explore amazing places free of charge, as well spaces usually closed to the public, is offered as part of the national Heritage Open Days event between 8th and 11th September. Visitors can go behind the scenes, scale heights and experience history in an initiative which celebrates the country’s architecture and culture. Lord Hill’s Column, St John’...
17 Aug 2016
On Monday 29th August (bank holiday) the Dana Gaol will be taking a trip back in time. Characters from years gone past will be walking the prison from the Georgian Era of 1793, when the prison was first built through to its closure in March 2013. Visitors will be able to walk through the site on our self-guided tour and experience first-hand the life and activities these prisoners would have done...
07 Apr 2016
Will this summer finally be the one where you jump on a plane, ferry or train and whisk your little ones away on the adventure summer holiday of a lifetime that you’ve been dreaming of? With child-friendly holidays increasing in demand as more and more parents take their little ones abroad to enjoy the sunshine and leisure activities, it’s becoming easier than ever to find great destinations...
04 Apr 2016
A film promoting Shrewsbury’s popular and original festivals and events which raise the town’s profile and attract thousands of people makes its debut today, April 4th. Shrewsbury BID commissioned Shropshire based SMN Film to make the 60 second video montage to give a flavour of what’s in store, making it ‘a summer like no other’. The release celebrates the start of the events calendar with The...
Shrewsbury Calendar 2016 launches
02 Oct 2015
PROUD SALOPIAN UNVEILS SECOND SHREWSBURY CALENDAR FOR HOMETOWN:   A local photographer with a passion for his hometown of Shrewsbury, is pleased to announce the launch of a second Shrewsbury calendar. Adam Telford, of APT Photography unveils the second calendar for 2016, following the success of the 2015 edition.   As a photographer, Adam is committed to showcasing the wonderful town of...
02 Sep 2015
Laura Noszlopy and Tom Cowin Photographs by Richard Hammerton Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2015 was a great fun bank holiday weekend for all the family, and for all flavours of folk.  With its deeply laidback attitude and impeccable manners, this is a rare gathering where babies and toddlers are safe, grandparents can shake it down at the ceilidh, and everyone in between can find something enticing...
21 Jun 2015
Three years ago today the Love Shrewsbury website was revealed after months of hard work and development. The aim was simple, to portray all the towns positive offerings, from community stories, business success, local events to towns people who wanted a voice. Love Shrewsbury's development was an interesting process, the county has well established media outlets and we wanted something bold and...
24 Mar 2015
‘Get active and get healthy’ is a mantra that post Olympics Britain has taken to heart, and nowhere more so than Shrewsbury. Where walkers, lifters, new-age adventurers, and want to be Mo Farahs - all have access to activity resources that can fulfil their health and fitness needs. It all starts with a step The NHS describes walking as - ‘simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more...
18 Mar 2015
Theatre Severn has announced that an extra performance of hit musical Blood Brothers has just been put on sale. The extra performance, scheduled for Friday 24th April, has been added due to unprecedented public demand. Venue spokesman Pip Bayley said ‘We knew Blood Brothers was going to be popular, it is a great show, but even we have been surprised at how quickly tickets have sold. Most of the...
Bright Owls language school in Shrewsbury town centre
06 Mar 2015
Shrewsbury-based language school, Bright Owls, have launched their annual search for caring host families who can provide accommodation for visiting students this July.    Offering a unique cultural and linguistic experience for all involved, previous host families have enjoyed the chance to engage with the students, who are mostly from Spain.    Host families should be able to provide a bed,...
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