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Shrewsbury Castle

Shrewsbury Castle Review

Guarding the northern approaches to the town, the sandstone castle rises over the River Severn at the bottom of Pride Hill. Originally Norman, it was dismantled during the civil war and later rebuilt by Thomas Telford, the Scottish engineer who designed many notable buildings and bridges in the early 19th century. The castle holds the Shropshire Regimental Museum, containing enough social history to engage the non–military buff. The numerous benches in the gardens are good for a quiet sit-down.

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  • Address: Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, SY1 2AT | Map It
  • Phone: 01743/358516
  • Cost: £2.50
  • Hours: Late May–mid-Sept., Mon.–Wed., Fri. ,and Sat. 10:30–5, Sun. 10:30–4; mid-Sept.–mid-Dec., Mon.–Wed., Fri., and Sat. 10:30–4; mid-Dec.–mid-Feb. grounds only daily 9–5; mid-Feb.–late May Mon.–Wed., Fri., and Sat., and Easter Sun. 9:30–4
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  • Location: Shrewsbury
Updated: 06-12-2013

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