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Sitting within a loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a vibrant, modern and cultural town steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty.

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Summer in Shrewsbury

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Explore Shrewsbury’s secret 'shuts and passages' and cobbled streets, filled with original and one-off independent restaurants and shops.

The mixture of old with new is something that Shrewsbury embraces, with 660 listed buildings; you can watch a blockbuster in a building that was built in 1596!

When you’ve finished exploring the town, head over to Quarry Park – 29 acres of parkland used for festivals, fireworks, flowers, picnics, football, Frisbee and catching up with friends!

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If it’s sports that you’re interested in, there is a huge selection available: from outdoor adventures on the Shropshire Hills to daily cycles through the town centre.

Whether you're wanting to continue a sport, or try something new, Shrewsbury has an active range of sport and exercise activities to get involved with, such as indoor climbing, tennis, swimming, rowing, kayaking, as well as a variety of facilities, including sports pitches, a gym and a nearby dry ski slope.