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)

  • Aug

    25

    Shrewsbury Folk Festival

    A four day event with entertainment for all age groups to celebrate the tradition of folk music and dance. Whilst the...

  • Aug

    26

    Shrewsbury Fake Festival

    The Fake Festival is coming to Shrewsbury on Saturday 26th August bringing 3 professional ‘touring-grade’...

  • Aug

    27

    Pretty Woman Open Air Cinema

    A fantastic opportunity to see a classic film in a stunning outdoor location. Doors and bar open at 6:30pm. There will...

  • Sep

    02

    A Night in the Dana - Prison Sleepover

    Immersive Events, in conjunction with Jailhouse Tours, are bringing you the only way to spend a night in a cell! That...

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