Shrewsbury travel guide

Shrewsbury Tourism | Shrewsbury Guide

You're Going to Love Shrewsbury

With a population of 69,519, Shrewsbury is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Shrewsbury to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Shrewsbury

If you’re looking for affordable options, Smoke Stop BBQ (Welshpool Road) and Avatar (22-23 Mardol) are great picks.

When to visit Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Shrewsbury in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Shrewsbury


Although Shrewsbury doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Liverpool J. Lennon Airport (LPL), which is located 43 miles from Shrewsbury. The shortest flight to Shrewsbury from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 35h 55m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Shrewsbury, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Shrewsbury to Dewsbury takes 0h 48m and costs around $46 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Leeds, expect to pay about $59 for a 1h 03m trip. Located 0.2 miles from the city centre, Shrewsbury is the busiest station in Shrewsbury. Another popular train station is Shrewsbury Yorton, located 7 miles from the centre.


Another option to get to Shrewsbury is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 139 miles from Shrewsbury. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Shrewsbury, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Liverpool, the bus ride to Shrewsbury takes 60 miles and will cost you around $20. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $13 for a journey of 70 miles.

Airports near Shrewsbury

Airlines serving Shrewsbury

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (609 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
Good (2,516 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Shrewsbury

Average rates range from around $311 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $504 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Shrewsbury

Most booked hotels in Shrewsbury

The Old Post Office
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
The Bull Inn
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Prince Rupert Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Shrewsbury
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel And Spa
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury
Good (6.9, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Shrewsbury

Expect to pay $2.99 per litre in Shrewsbury (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.77 and $47.69. The most frequently booked car type in Shrewsbury is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is, on average, 26% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.