Shrewsbury’s status as a medieval county town means it is steeped in historical importance - with Abbey Foregate right at the heart of this. Abbey Foregate is one of the oldest roads and suburbs of the beautiful market town, which dates back to the fifth and sixth centuries.
With over 700 listed buildings, there is plenty of stunning medieval architecture to explore and an interesting history to delve into - from Saxon settlers to Welsh Wool and Flax traders during the Tudor and Elizabethan periods. The magpie black and white mansions that still line the elegant streets are the work of the powerful wool traders, otherwise known as Drapers. The town has also been home to some famous names in the past and counts Charles Darwin among its previous inhabitants.
You can rest assured that transport links are excellent so whether you need to go to the centre of town or get to a doctor’s appointment, there is a regular public transport service that can help.