{"LocationDetails":{"Id":822,"Name":"Shrewsbury","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holiday cottages in Shrewsbury\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you love an historic market town then you\u0026rsquo;ll be in your element in beautiful Shrewsbury. Medieval streets bustle with shoppers, foodies head to the many restaurants, and wattle and daub buildings peer down over the streets below them. The perfect setting for one of those lazy breaks spent wandering cobbled streets without a plan for the day, Shrewsbury holidays are all about enjoying nostalgic England in all its glory.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe first thing that\u0026rsquo;ll strike you is the flowers throughout the town. When the summer months come around, their scent hangs in the air, and they proudly splash the town with colour. It\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why the town was named the eighth happiest place to live in the whole of the UK, and there are plenty of attractions to make your stay as fascinating as it is relaxing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Shrewsbury\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are over 600 listed buildings in Shrewsbury, and the good news is that many of them are still home to what they\u0026rsquo;ve always been \u0026ndash; shops. If you love nothing more than to while away a sunny afternoon browsing quirky shops with character, you\u0026rsquo;ll find street after street of independent shops waiting to welcome you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen it\u0026rsquo;s time to pop your bags down and take the weight off your feet for a little while, you\u0026rsquo;ll find some beautiful parks perfect for those al fresco lunches on the grass. The whole of Shrewsbury has a reputation for its beautiful bursts of colourful flowers, and what better way to relax than by lying back and cloud-watching for an hour or two?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe centre of Shrewsbury\u0026rsquo;s home to a maze of higgledy-piggledy streets with quirky names to boot. So to be honest, part of the fun of a Shrewsbury holiday\u0026rsquo;s just wandering and getting lost in them. Make sure you visit the statue of Charles Darwin, who grew up in the town, and if you\u0026rsquo;re feeling cultural you can head to the Theatre Severn and catch a show.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit in Shrewsbury\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are so many places to visit in Shrewsbury that it\u0026rsquo;s a good idea to take up one of the town\u0026rsquo;s walking tours when you get there so you can get your bearings and plot what you\u0026rsquo;re going to see. The Sabrina Boat takes visitors up and down the Severn, and if you can squeeze in time to take in the views from the water you\u0026rsquo;ll be treated to the sight of the town from a whole new angle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to Shropshire Regimental Museum, Shrewsbury Castle\u0026rsquo;s packed with relics that tell the tale of the area\u0026rsquo;s military history. You can\u0026rsquo;t miss it, since it peers down on the town with its red sandstone walls, and the grounds aren\u0026rsquo;t only free to enter but they\u0026rsquo;re the perfect spot for a picnic during your holiday too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of Shropshire\u0026rsquo;s iconic landmarks, Shrewsbury Abbey started life as a Benedictine Monastery in 1083. These days, it\u0026rsquo;s as much a parish church as it is a tourist attraction, and visitors are welcome all year round. Look out for Wilfred Owen\u0026rsquo;s name on the Great War memorial inside, as the late poet lived in the parish between 1910 \u0026ndash; 1918.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRestaurants in Shrewsbury\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe mentioned that Shrewsbury\u0026rsquo;s something of a favourite with foodies, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of eateries with menus to tempt your taste buds. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re content to find a quirky tearoom and watch the world go by, or you\u0026rsquo;re planning on indulging in some fine dining during your stay, you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of choices.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the nicest things about eating out in the region, is that no two restaurants are quite the same. Often set in historic buildings that give them a character all their own, they tend to have impressive menus designed to showcase the tastes and flavours of Shropshire. For those pre-dinner drinks, the historic streets of the town come to life when the sun sets, as sophisticated bars and pubs get ready to welcome visitors in that friendly Shrewsbury style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like your dinner and drinks with a story, then you\u0026rsquo;re in luck. Take Henry Tudor House for example. Set in a selection of half-timbered buildings, this restaurant and bar\u0026rsquo;s thought to be the very spot where Henry Tudor his on his way to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. 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The route ends in Bishop\u0026rsquo;s Castle and was once walked by drovers taking cattle to the markets across the border, and it makes its way through heather-clad moors and sun-dappled woodland.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Kerry Ridgeway welcomes walkers, cyclists and horses so it\u0026rsquo;s a popular walkway, and its views makes it one of the most striking trails in Wales. It may sound like a sweeping claim but trust us, with the welsh valleys and mountains rising high on one side and the Shropshire Hills on the other this route was in the front of the queue when they handed out scenery. 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Visitors can explore the dramatic castle, the timber-framed gatehouse that guards it and the quaint little parish church, and together the three of them make a sight that\u0026rsquo;ll have you reaching for your camera within moments.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house dates all the way back to 1291 and was the dream of Lawrence of Ludlow \u0026ndash; an affluent local wool merchant. He decided to start anew as a country gentleman and inhabit a fortified manor house \u0026ldquo;like a castle\u0026rdquo; \u0026ndash; and Stokesay is the result of a decade of hard work. The windows \u0026ndash; designed to flood the building with natural light - give the castle the appearance of a family home, and as little has been changed over the centuries a visit to this historic site is like stepping back in time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe great hall offers a dramatic welcome to all visitors, and the tiled floor inside the north tower is still home to what\u0026rsquo;s left of a medieval wall painting and what were once the private rooms. 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Shrewsbury Abbey may be one of the region\u0026rsquo;s most iconic sights, but we love the fact that it also remains one of the most welcoming. Originally founded as a Benedictine Monastery in the year 1083, the abbey\u0026rsquo;s well-known for the Brother Cadfael mysteries, and the novels that were inspired by the abbey are still popular today.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you\u0026rsquo;re happy just to pop in and wander the grounds, or you\u0026rsquo;re keen to pick up one of the guided tours that bring the abbey\u0026rsquo;s history to life, you can look forward to a warm welcome all year round. \u0026nbsp;Entry into the abbey\u0026rsquo;s free, and you\u0026rsquo;ll see the name of the late poet Wilfred Owen on the memorial tablet inside, as he lived in the parish between 1910 and 1918.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":52.7076,"LocationLongitude":-2.74405,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2017/02/iStock-621605578.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"shropshire/shrewsbury/shrewsbury-abbey","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2017/02/iStock-621605578.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Shrewsbury Museum \u0026 Art Gallery","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith so much history just waiting to be discovered throughout the town, the Shrewsbury Museum \u0026amp; Art Gallery\u0026rsquo;s always a good place to start if you want to get to know the area a little better. Set in a series of buildings (ranging from a music hall to a medieval town house don\u0026rsquo;t you know), the museum manages to bring the town\u0026rsquo;s past to life in a way that makes it a lovely place to visit for all ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe old meets the new throughout the attraction, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find more than a thousand artefacts that span more than 750 years of history. 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With that feeling of being just far enough from the hustle and bustle to feel magical, the hills make the perfect setting for a satisfying day\u0026rsquo;s walking during your break in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe landscape\u0026rsquo;s diverse, so in any one walk you could pass sun-dappled woodland, sweeping valleys and peaceful farmland, and there\u0026rsquo;s a walking route to suit every kind of visitor. If you\u0026rsquo;re dreaming of gorgeous views, peeks into the area\u0026rsquo;s past and a refreshing pint of ale in a friendly pub, there are 18 waymarked pub walks throughout the Shropshire Hills.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walks start from a selection of spots in the western half of the hills, and they\u0026rsquo;ve been carefully designed to showcase some of the area\u0026rsquo;s most striking views and local businesses at the same time. 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