Shrewsbury is well-known for its impressive collection of architecturally fascinating and historically significant buildings. Walking around the bustling market town, the charm of this stunning county is tangible. In the East of the town, near the English Bridge, sits one of its most memorable sights – Shrewsbury Abbey. Wherever your hotel is located, it's well worth finding your way across town to visit the Abbey.
A Slice of Anglo-Saxon History
Many of Shrewsbury's buildings date back a long way, but few are as old as Shrewsbury Abbey. The site itself existed as a place of worship in Anglo-Saxon times. The founding of the Abbey as it stands today occurred in 1803, when it was established as a Benedictine by Roger Montgomery. The monastery survived Henry VIII's dissolution, being turned into a Parish Church shortly afterwards. It still serves as a Parish Church today.
Shrewsbury: a Hub for Exquisite Hotels
Whether you're in town specifically to visit the Abbey, or were simply drawn to the quaint feel of Shrewsbury's historic streets, you can be sure that you'll find accommodation to suit your needs. While the town offers something for everyone, it specialises in higher end, three and four star hotels.
To make the most of the town's vibrancy, why not check into the central Prince Rupert Hotel on Butcher Row? This hotel is superbly located for those keen to enjoy Shrewbury's fabulous restaurants and bars. Alternatively, head a few miles out of town to embrace the Georgian elegance of The Mytton & Mermaid Hotel. Here, you'll find the tranquillity typically associated with a Shropshire break.
Nearby Points of Interest
The stunning Shrewsbury Abbey is a must-visit for tourists in Shrewsbury, but when it comes to the county of Shropshire, it's just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to the glut of attractions, shops and restaurants in Shrewsbury itself, visitors have plenty of incentive to explore the surrounding countryside.
History buffs can see for themselves the colossal impact that the Industrial Revolution had on Shropshire. This is best illustrated by the series of attractions in and around Ironbridge – a short distance from Shrewsbury. Plenty of fine hotels can be found in Ironbridge, Coalport and nearby Much Wenlock.