Discover Shropshire’s jewel at Shrewsbury Train Station
Housed in a Grade 2 listed Victorian building, Shrewsbury Train Station is Shropshire’s busiest station. Arriva Trains Wales, London Midland and Virgin Trains all operate services from here, offering journeys to and from Wales plus other major destinations such as Manchester and London via Birmingham. Facilities include refreshments and car parking.
Walking around Shrewsbury
The town of Shrewsbury is a delight to wander around with its Tudor buildings and medieval streets. The castle and abbey are well worth a look, or if you’re feeling peckish head to the market hall which has great foodie stalls. Top-rated visitor attractions in the area include Battlefield Falconry Centre just outside town or the atmospheric Dana Prison, which offers guided and self-tours giving an intimate portrayal of life behind bars. On a sunny day enjoy a walk around Quarry Park, or head to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery which has lots to look at from the town’s past. Sticking with the historical theme you can view some fascinating remains from the area’s Roman history at the Nearby Wroxeter Roman City with market hall, bath house and museum.
Industrial heritage at Iron Gorge
The World Heritage Site at Ironbridge Gorge Museums is 30 minutes away by car and home to 10 fabulous attractions including Blists Hill Victorian Town and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, all explaining the importance of the area in the Industrial Revolution. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Shrewsbury Train Station? Travelodge Shrewsbury Bayston Hill Hotel and Travelodge Shrewsbury Battlefield Hotel are both great options.