Visit Shrewsbury

Less than 20 miles from the cottages at Peplow Hall, you will set foot in the medieval market town of Shrewsbury. As well as the birthplace of Charles Darwin, history’s most famous biologist, Shrewsbury offers a wealth of character and charm that will set out to transport you back in time.

Here, you may spend an afternoon strolling through the winding lanes and exploring the quirky one-off shops or take a rest to enjoy a hot coffee in one of the many independent cafes the town centre has to offer. This charming town is not one to be missed!

The Quarry

Just a stone’s throw away from the town centre is The Quarry. Encompassing 29-acres of magnificent parkland and encircled by the loop of the infamous River Severn, The Quarry is one of Shrewsbury’s most iconic landmarks. Both locals and visitors from afar can be found admiring the scenery, enjoying a picnic, or observing the park from a different perspective on the Sabrina Boat. The Quarry is also home to several significant events, including the Shrewsbury Flower Show.

The Dingle

Nestled in the heart of The Quarry Park is The Dingle – a landscaped sunken garden crafted by the renowned gardener, Percy Thrower. A true centrepiece and bursting with botanical beauty, The Dingle is a wonderful place to visit in the spring when the gardens are in full bloom.

Shrewsbury Castle

Standing gracefully on a hill above the town’s train station, Shrewsbury Castle – which has been a Grade I listed building since 1953 – was built shortly after the Norman Conquest. One of the main attractions for visitors to the town, Shrewsbury Castle is a great place to learn about historic events in the local area.

The Market Hall

Recently named runner-up in the Great British Market Awards, The Market Hall in Shrewsbury is home to over 50 independent hospitality and retail traders. Here, you may enjoy the local produce and fresh street food options available or browse an abundance of individual stalls in the hunt for the perfect souvenir.

Battlefield 1403

On the outskirts of Shrewsbury, you will stumble across one of Shropshire’s most cherished food destinations. Battlefield 1403 is home to one of the best butcheries in the UK, a well-stocked deli counter, a museum, a falconry centre and a café offering a great selection of homemade food.