Visiting Shrewsbury

If you are planning a visit to Shrewsbury, then I would suggest that you visit this picturesque town in August. This is because this is the time in the summer when the Midlands’ biggest annual folk festival is occurring – Shrewsbury Folk Festival. It takes place at The Agricultural Showground on Berwick Road and you can find full details of this year’s line-up by going to www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk. Just a few of the acts that have already been confirmed for this year’s celebration of folk include Old Man Luedecke, The Sweetback Sisters and Blowzabella. August is an ideal time to visit this idyllic Shropshire town as it is also when the Shrewsbury International Street Theatre Festival occurs each year as well as Shrewsbury Summer Season, a festival featuring music, poetry, spoken word, theatre and comedy.

If you are planning to visit the city at this time of year, make sure that you have a look for hotels in Shrewsbury well in advance – at least a few months before August – as all of the accommodation in the local area gets completely booked up around this time of year. For hotels Shrewsbury town centre is the place to being your search as there are numerous options for accommodation to suit whatever kind of budget you are working with.

If you are a fan of ancient ruins, Shrewsbury is also an ideal place to visit because there are numerous ruins throughout the surrounding countryside. I would especially recommend a visit to Bridgnorth Castle and Gardens as it leans at a steeper angle than the Leaning Tower of Pisa and offers incredible views over the Severn valley from atop of the sandstone cliff on which it is perched. There is also Whittington Castle situated in the village of the same name nearby to Shrewsbury, a twelfth century castle that has an incredible moat winding around the outside of its battlements as well as numerous trails through the local countryside that have been marked out by the National Trust to ensure that you can head off with no idea of where you are going, safe in the knowledge that you won’t get lost.


February 13, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Travel

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