Shrewsbury’s Shuts and Passages

Older parts of Shrewsbury bristle with narrow medieval passageways, or shuts as we call them in Shropshire. Their names often reflect what was once sold there – Grope Lane being a good example!

Other clues to Shrewsbury’s colourful past can be found all over the town: the cross in Pride Hill which marks the place of execution of rebellious Welshmen; the Bellstone, a parish boundary marker of granite, which first inspired Darwin to study geology; and St Mary’s church spire, from which the ill-fated showman Robert Cadman fatally miscalculated his new method of crossing the Severn. 

Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

  • May


    Shropshire County Show

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

  • May


    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


    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


    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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