Our final stop on the way home was to Shrewsbury, the gorgeous county town of Shropshire which is almost entirely circled by the River Severn. The town is filled with mediaeval buildings in streets with names that hint at their former businesses such as Fish Street and Butcher Row and the amusing Grope Lane (the original purpose of this lane is pretty self-explanatory!). The Waterstones is situated in the centre of the town near to the Old Market Hall building which now houses a cinema!
The Market Hall and Shrewsbury Square
St Chads Church
This pretty church was the baptismal place of Charles Darwin who was born in the town. In the churchyard is a gravestone that acted as a prop in the 1984 adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, protagonist of Charles Dickens’ wonderful novel.
This beautiful park has a fantastic floral area in the middle called The Dingle which was created by celebrity gardener Percy Thrower, probably best known for presenting Gardeners’ World and Blue Peter.
So, as you can see, Shrewsbury is beautiful and definitely worth a visit!