Shrewsbury sits on the River Severn, some 40 miles northwest of Birmingham. Known for its original medieval town layout, it boasts more than 660 timber buildings, some dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Throughout the year, visitors come to this market town to visit Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury Abbey and the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, one of England’s largest horticultural events.
The McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living development is conveniently located just 0.2 miles from St Giles Church and Village Hall, 0.4 miles from a Co-op and post office, and 0.5 miles from the local GP surgery, pharmacy and a Sainsbury’s. It’s a short drive to Shrewsbury town centre, where you can walk the ancient streets, eat out at traditional English pubs and enjoy the views from the city’s nine historic bridges.
Shrewsbury is also known as the birthplace of the famous naturalist and explorer Charles Darwin; there are many references to him and his early life throughout the town, as well as tours and exhibitions. Just a few miles from the England-Wales border, you can also explore neighbouring Welsh towns and the stunning Shropshire Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.