The market town of Shrewsbury brings together all the components that make Shropshire one of the United Kingdom's premier holiday destinations. Picturesque surroundings? Check. Friendly locals? Check. Unique historical attractions? Check.
As well as operating as Shropshire's centre of business, Shrewsbury also boasts a varied selection of memorable independent shops, bars and restaurants. Thanks to its popularity with travellers, the town is home to some of the most exquisite hotels in Shropshire.
A Wealth of Historical Attractions
Shropshire’s historical heritage attracts huge numbers of tourists to the county each year. Chief among Shrewsbury's points of interest are the near-thousand year old sandstone Castle and the Grade 1 listed Abbey. You don't need to head for a particular spot to get a feel for the town's history, however. The high street is still lined with some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the country.
Moving out into the surrounding countryside, the county is also home to some fascinating signs of an industrial past. Visitors can head out to the Ironbridge area to see the surviving relics of the endeavours which gave birth to the country's Industrial Revolution.
In the South of the county, visitors will find the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The picturesque village of Ludlow (home to Ludlow Castle) is well worth a visit and is within easy driving distance of Shrewsbury Town.
Shrewsbury's Glut of Hotels
With so much to offer visitors, it's no surprise that the town of Shrewsbury is home to some of the county's best hotels. Shrewsbury has plenty to offer people with all levels of budget. Many of the town's historic buildings are now home to top-class four and five star hotels. Slightly outside Shrewsbury town centre, visitors can find an array of quaint, welcoming and affordable guest houses and B&Bs.
While there's plenty to do in Shrewsbury itself, no visit to Shropshire would be complete without spending at least a day in the stunning countryside that surrounds the town. Those keen to do so should look for hotels that offer good access to parking. Fortunately, Shrewsbury itself provides ample parking, making life easy for visitors keen to explore.