Shrewsbury Guided Tours

Find out more about our Shrewsbury Guides and Guided Tours...

Shrewsbury has a team of 30 town guides including Green Badge (local) and Blue Badge (regional) guides.

During the summer there are Daily Guided Tours from Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre. During the winter they only run on Saturdays but you do have the option of booking private tours at any time, general tours as well on various themes. If you have any questions about any of the following please call Shrewsbury VIC on 01743 258 888.

Shrewsbury Walking Tours

Guided Tours for Groups can be arranged at any time of year and tailored to suit your requirements. Your group can be of any size. You will need one guide for every twenty people. A typical guided walking tour lasts about 90 minutes and includes the main sites and historic town centre. However the length and content can be easily adjusted to suit your group and itinerary.

Latest start time for a tour is 7pm.

Themed Shrewsbury Tours

Our Shrewsbury guides also offer a range of themed tours. Some popular themes include:

  • Ghost tours – obviously work better in the evening but can be done at any time.
  • Medieval, Tudor, 18th century, Victorian – Shrewsbury has architecture, characters and stories from 11 centuries of history. We can focus your tour on a particular historic period.
  • Brother Cadfael – Ellis Peters best-selling medieval detective novels were set in Shrewsbury and use real historic backdrops and events. 
  • Many of our guides have specialist knowledge and interests which they enjoy sharing with others, so do talk to us about other ideas for group tours.

Shrewsbury Foreign Language Tours

Foreign language tours of Shrewsbury are currently available in French and Italian.

Prices for Shrewsbury Guided Tours

  • General Historic Tour: £40 per guide.
  • Themed Tour of the Town: £45 per guide.
  • Language Supplement: £6 per guide.

Book your Shrewsbury Tour Here

You can now pay online for a Group Tour by clicking here and following the links.

What our visitors say ...

"Our tour was very much appreciated by all the group and we wished it could have gone on longer" - Mr C, Northants

"The tour of SHrewsbury was very good and the 3 guides pointed out and told us all a lot of interesting facts about the town which without the guide you would not have seen or known about. Many thanks to all involved" - Mrs L, Shropshire

"The feedback I had from the groups was that the tours were excellent" - Mrs S, Shropshire

"A fascinating and informative evening. A great deal of knowledge imparted with enthusiasm and a wry humour. Everyone enjoyed it from age 11 to 70 something. We highly recommend the tour to visitors and locals alike" - Mrs G, Powys

"Party all enjoyed the tour. Excellent guide - much appreciated. Look forward to another in the future" - Mrs S, Shropshire

"Excellent! Most informative and very amusing, Martin is a great raconteur and a fine ambassador for Shrewsbury. He took trouble to slow his pace for the less able of our group, which was much appreciated. Thank you" - B Branch – Shrewsbury Trefoil Guild

Coach Tours of Shrewsbury & Shropshire

Hire a Shrewsbury guide for your coach tour of Shrewsbury and Shropshire and have an expert on hand to provide useful information, assistance and entertainment throughout your visit. Shrewsbury guides can provide commentary en route, take your party around Shropshire visitor attractions and generally be on call during your trip.

Themed tours of Shropshire like Brother Cadfael, Literary Shropshire, Castles & Abbeys etc can give a unique angle around which to plan and sell your day trip or short break.

Unless you are planning to include town walking tours (for which you will need one guide per twenty people) one guide per coach is likely to be all you need.

Prices for hiring a guide for your coach tour

  • Full Day Coach Tour: from £140 per guide.
  • Half-day Coach Tour: from £90 per guide.

For more information contact: visitorinfo@shrewsbury.gov.uk
Tel: 01743 258888. Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm

Winter opening times are Tuesday- Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sundays 11.00am to 3.00pm Novemeber- Easter 2017 (Closed Mondays)

Find out more about Shropshire for Groups here, on our dedicated website, www.shrewsburyforgroups.com 

Shrewsbury Boat Tours

Another way to take in the loop is on a 45 minute ride aboard Sabrina Boat, sailing from the Welsh Bridge to the English Bridge and back again.

6 day trips run every day, 11-4pm on the hour, from March - October, with live commentary and Shrewsbury town maps available on board. There are also evening cruises, too - with food, cocktails and live entertainment.

Shrewsbury Abbey Guided Tours

Click here for further information about Shrewsbury Abbey and their guided tours


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