Shrewsbury Castle 

Shrewsbury Castle houses collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust including pictures, uniforms, medals, weapons and other equipment from the 18th Century to the present day.

Shrewsbury Castle was originally built by Roger de Montgomery in 1070. It was captured by Parliamentarians in 1645 and was eventually surrendered to the crown in 1660. Charles II then granted Shrewsbury Castle to Sir Francis Newport of High Ercall in 1663 and The Castle remained in private hands until 1924. At this time the then Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council, undertook a process of restoration and opened the castle to the public in 1926.

If you head up to Laura’s Tower on the motte, you’ll be standing on the site of the first Norman castle.

Shrewsbury Castle is next to Shrewsbury train stration so it's easy to find in the centre of town. Situated at the entrance to Shrewsbury Castle and the Shropshire Regimental Museum is the Grade II* listed Castle Gates House.


Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

  • May

    27

    Shropshire County Show

    Fun filled day out for all the family with a wide range of attractions and events, there is something for...

  • May

    27

    Great British Food Festival at Weston Park

    The Great British Food Festival comes to Shropshire! With over 70 food stalls, Man V Food, live chef demos from Bake Off...

  • May

    27

    Let's Rock Shrewsbury

    A host of 80's pop stars take over the Quarry Park as part of the Let's Rock nationwide concerts. Performers include...

  • Jun

    03

    Shrewsbury Open Studios

    Enjoy seeing original works of art? Curious about how and where artists and makers work, the materials they use, and how...

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