Visitor Information

Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

For general tourist and visitor enquiries about Shrewsbury please contact:

Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre
The Music Hall
The Square
Shrewsbury
SY1 1LH

Tel: 01743 258888
Fax: 01743 258880
Email: visitorinfo@shropshire.gov.uk

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Opening Times

Daily from 1st April 10.00am to 5.00pm until 1st October
(Closed Mondays October to Easter)

Services

  • Accommodation
  • Darwin gifts
  • Gift & greeting cards
  • Guide books
  • Guided Tours
  • Maps
  • Places to visit
  • Postcards & Stamps
  • Shrewsbury Calendars
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Tourist brochures for UK

FAQs

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Market Days

Market days in Shrewsbury are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & an outdoor market is held on Sundays.

Shrewsbury Antiques Centre

Monday - Saturday (Telephone 01743 247704 for details).

Parking in Shrewsbury

Off Street Parking

There are 12 car parks in the Shrewsbury, providing approximately 2645 spaces. The enforcement of car parks is undertaken for Shropshire Council by ParkRight.

Raven Meadows (Multi-storey)

Long/Short Stay
Open Mon-Sun 8:00am to 6:00pm

The Strand

Long/Short Stay

St Julian Friars

Long Stay

Abbey Foregate

Long/Short Stay

Frankwell Main

Long/Short Stay - open until 9:30pm and has a 24 hour exit which does not permit entry.

Frankwell Riverside

Short Stay - Up to 3 hours

Frankwell Quay

Short Stay - Up to 3 hours

Bridge Street

Short Stay - Up to 2 hours

Barker Street

Short Stay - Up to 2 hours (owner - Morris & Co)

St Austin's Street

Short Stay - Up to 2 hours

The Tannery

Short Stay - Up to 2 hours

The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre

Short Stay

The car parks are fully accessible 24/7, with the exception of Raven Meadows and Frankwell car parks of which the opening times are detailed above.

Car parks are "Pay and Display" except Raven Meadows Multi Storey, where a "Pay on Foot" system is in operation.

Blue Badge holders - Charges apply but an extra free hour maximum credited with any tariff purchased.

Street Parking

All town centre street parking is pay and display only. Blue and yellow pay machines are located next to every parking bay in Shrewsbury Town Centre.

Monday to Sunday from 8.00am to 6.00pm (including bank holidays)

The maximum length of stay in most town centre streets is one hour with no returned for two hours, a few have a two hour limit, see the notices on the pay and display machines.

Getting Around Shrewsbury

By Train

Shrewsbury's Railway Station is located in the town centre, by the Castle, the shops and the historic buildings. There is an hourly train service from London Euston via Birmingham or Wolverhampton (less on Sundays) and good connections to other towns. Journey time from London is approximately three hours.

By Coach

National Express runs two direct services from London Victoria and connections from other UK towns serviced by the network. Tel: 08705 808080 for further details.

Shrewsbury Park and Ride

Park and Ride

Shrewsbury operates an excellent Park and Ride service, which is a cheap and convenient way of getting into the town centre. There are three Park and Ride sites - all signed from main approach roads. Buses run every 10 minutes from 7.30am (8am on Saturdays) to 6.30pm daily except Sundays. There are stops and pick-up points throughout the town centre. Colour coded tickets make it easier to find the right bus.

Wheelchair Mobility

Shrewsbury has designated on-street parking spaces for disabled badge holders. These spaces can be found on Shoplatch, Castle Street, St. Mary's Street, Claremont Street and Roushill. Parking is free if displaying the badge and clock for the period as indicated on the signs.

Designated parking spaces for disabled people in Raven Meadows multi-storey and in Abbey Foregate car park. Normal car parking charges apply. Some Hackney Carriage taxis are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible buses operate on all three Park and Ride routes. Normal charges apply.

Shrewsbury Shop Mobility

Operates from Raven Meadows car park, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Electronic scooters and wheelchairs are available for hire. Reservations are recommended, telephone 01743 236900

Accommodation Booking Service

Shrewsbury TIC takes 10% deposit of the first nights stay on serviced accommodation only. This is re-funded by the accommodation provider by deducting the amount from the bill.

An additional, £3.00 is taken as a non-refundable booking fee. The accommodation booking service is available up to half an hour before closing.

Bookings taken over the telephone, always by credit card, are charged a £ 4.00 non-refundable booking fee in addition to the 10% deposit. It is occasionally necessary to withdraw this facility, during the shrewsbury Flower Show, when phone lines are so busy and available accommodation is extremely limited.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information above. Alterations to prices etc. may occur and it is advisable to confirm information with operators. Shropshire Tourism (UK) Ltd accepts no responsibility for any situations that may arise following the use of information on this site.