Excursion Spotlight – Shrewsbury


It’s that time of the week again! Today’s excursion spotlight focuses on the market town, Shrewsbury.

The town is located 9 miles east of the Welsh boarder and has been the site of many conflicts, especially between the English and Welsh due to it’s geographical importance. It is within the loop of the river Severn.

Shrewsbury has an unspoilt medieval street plan and many examples of black and white, timber framed buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries can be seen. In Tudor times, the town was a hub for the wool trade.

Possibly the town’s most famous resident to date was Charles Darwin, who first established the theory of evolution, and was born in Shrewsbury and lived in the town for 27 years.

Students will visit Shrewsbury Castle, which was built to defend the town in the 11th century, and there will be an opportunity to explore the medieval streets with the fantastic shops.


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