Shrewsbury Market Hall Rooftop Tours mark Heritage Open Days

See Shrewsbury from a different angle with Roof Top Tours at the Market Hall, giving visitors a chance to view the town's historic townscape from on high as part of national Heritage Open Days.

Town guide and local historian Stan Sedman will lead a series of tours at the 1960’s Shrewsbury Market Hall on Saturday September 14.

Tours will take place at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Spaces are limited to 10 people per tour. 

 “The tours are very popular. I think the Market Hall is a building in the town that people pass every day and think ‘I’d like to go up there and see what I can see from the top,” said Mr Sedman.

“Some people take photographs, other people just experience the scenery. On a lovely day you can see for miles with panoramic views of the town and over towards Grinshill.

“It shows Shrewsbury in an entirely different light. Some people love the chimneys, some people like to see the roof-tops of the historic buildings, some people like to see things they didn’t even know existed and I think some people just like to be nosey!”

Market Hall Facilities Manager Kate Gittins said: “We’re delighted to be able to put these tours on again and a big thank you goes to Stan for being our fantastic guide. His knowledge of Shrewsbury and its history really brings the town alive from up there.”

To book a place email [email protected]. 

Children under 12 are not permitted due to health and safety considerations. Sensible footwear is essential. Tours meet on the Gallery Level by the Reviive piano, at the Bellstone end of the Market Hall. 

 

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