In a place as picturesque as the medieval market town of Shrewsbury, it can feel as though each and every building has a fascinating and unique history. There are few buildings in the town quite so special, though, as Shrewsbury Castle. Whether you're staying in a hotel in Shrewsbury or are just in town for the day, the Castle is well worth taking the time the visit.
A Beautiful and Historic Building
With building beginning in 1067, Shrewsbury Castle is among the oldest buildings in all of Shropshire. Thanks to a great deal of care over the years, the building remains as spectacular today as it might ever have been. The Grade 1 listed building boats a rich red sandstone finish, marking out the defensive fortification from across the town.
The Castle's beauty is responsible for making it a particularly popular choice for weddings and civil ceremonies. The gorgeous gardens make an enviable spot for memorable photographs all year round.
The Shropshire Regimental Museum
Shrewsbury Castle also serves as the home of the Shropshire Regimental Museum. Opened in 1985, the Museum is furnished with a vast collection of artefacts from the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Visitors can expect everything from medals and weaponry to uniforms and images. The Museum really is a must-visit for anyone with even a passing interest in military history.
Shrewsbury: An Ideal Place to Stay
The entire county of Shropshire is known for its varied and extensive selection of superior hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs. Nowhere do the hotels reach such a consistently high standard as in Shrewsbury itself.
Shrewsbury Castle is situated just to the North of the town centre, making it easy to access from hotels in just about every part of town. Hotels in the centre of town tend to occupy beautiful buildings, and boast close proximity to the town's many excellent restaurants and bars.
Those looking to visit the sights of Shrewsbury on a budget can find plenty of affordable options slightly further out of town. Hotels on the outer edge of town have the added benefit of easier access to the beautiful surrounding countryside.