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Suggested excursions

  • Chester
  • Ironbridge
  • North Wales - Snowdonia National Park, Conwy & The Isle of Anglesey
  • Liverpool
  • Birmingham
  • Ludlow


Population: 96,000; 153 miles (245 kilometres)north-west of London (3½ hours by rail, 4 hours by coach).

Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, is a delightful old town, picturesquely situated in a bend of the River Severn.

It has a wealth of historic buildings, including a castle and many half-timbered and Georgian houses, as well as several interesting museums. Shrewsbury is surrounded by lovely countryside and is only a short distance from the Welsh border.