15 December 2022
When choosing somewhere to live, there’s a number of things you need to consider – location, the ease of getting to work, schools and amenities. If you’re trying to find that in Shropshire, then look no further than the birthplace of Charles Darwin and the jewel in the county’s crown: Shrewsbury.
Shrewsbury is a town brimming with culture, and you’ll find that in the town centre, there is always something to do, see and experience. The Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is a must-see exhibition, filled with archaeology, fossils, art and artefacts. For the sports fans, get behind Shrewsbury Town and their League 1 campaign at the Montgomery Waters Meadow. There’s always entertainment to be found in Shrewsbury. The Theatre Severn has a variety of shows on all year round; from pantomimes to stand up, you can sit back and enjoy the show. Want to shop until you drop? The Darwin Centre is full of retail stores from chains to independent store. Or why not visit Wyle Cop which has the longest row of uninterrupted independent shops in the UK? From designer clothes to hardware, you’ll find it all in Shrewsbury.
When it comes to searching for delicious cuisine, you’re spoiled for choice. Shrewsbury has a stellar selection of restaurants and eateries that will never leave you without a place to go. So many cuisines are packed into the town centre. Want to sample some sumptuous Italian food? Head down to La Dolce Vita and live the sweet life yourself. If it’s an Indian that you fancy, the town centre has you covered. Can’t beat the pub comforts? Take your pick. And the best part is, we haven’t even scratched the surface of the choice you have for meals out. There’s even more choice when you choose order in.
For younger children, there are plenty of primary schools across Shrewsbury with either a good or outstanding rating from Ofsted. The same can be said for the secondary schools. Children will have the option of going to public or private schools, with Shrewsbury High School being a girls-only institution. Some of these schools have age groups that go all the way up to 18, but if you’re looking for a sixth-form college, there’s Shrewsbury Sixth Form. With its 1,600 students, the sixth form offers a wide range of subjects in their curriculum that could shape your children’s future.
Whether you want to explore more of the county, or you want to see the bright lights of the big cities, Shrewsbury has fantastic links to almost anywhere you want to go. Direct trains to Birmingham and Manchester run regularly from Shrewsbury train station, connecting you with the rest of the country. If you want to stay in the county, then Telford, Ludlow and Lilleshall to name a few towns, are just a short drive away. If a day trip is more your thing, Shrewsbury is only 9 miles from the Welsh border, with easy driving connections that boast stunning countryside views.
There are some gorgeous landscapes to be discovered in and around Shrewsbury, and there are none more so than the Shropshire Hills. The hills are full of trails and hikes, all as rewarding as each other and a leisurely drive away from the town centre. If you look even closer to home, you‘ll find Attingham Park, a National Trust protected country house in Atcham that promises a relaxing day for all the family. If you want to do something more exciting, rent a canoe and take it down the River Severn to see Shropshire from a completely different perspective!
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