History of the Jail
Shrewsbury is a big market town in Shropshire and is a great place to visit for those who are interested in architecture. The streets are lined with quaint, narrow alleys with half-timbered buildings dating from Tudor times. It has 660 listed buildings, and many of them are located in the medieval town centre. Many of them have cosy passageways with evocative names like Gulliver Passage and Grope Lane.
The town’s castle is another highlight and is worth a visit for its historical value alone. It has a 14th-century stone watchtower that was part of the town’s walls, which were built by King Henry III to protect it from invasions.
Alternatively, you can stroll around Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, which has an impressive collection that includes a bronze coin hoard from the Roman period. Other highlights include a pair of horned helmets and a Caughley ware pot. The artisan sweet shop Hebert Candies is also worth visiting. It has a wide selection of candy, including differently filled chocolate bars and a variety of specialty confectionery.
You’ll find many churches scattered throughout Shrewsbury, but none are as grand or eye-catching as the cathedral church of Our Lady Overlooking the Horseshoe Bend. The imposing structure features a circular boudoir, period furniture, and iconic paintings. You can even have a bite to eat at the adjacent restaurant.
One of the most popular things to do in Shrewsbury is to visit the Quarry, which is a scenic 29-acre park by the River Severn. It’s a perfect spot for picnics, especially during summer. The Quarry is also home to several festivals, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show in mid-August and the Let’s Rock music festival in July.
The sandstone Shrewsbury Castle stands on a hill overlooking the river peninsula and was raised during the reign of Edward I in the 13th century. A visitor can explore the castle’s turrets, walls, and rooms, as well as view the weapons and regalia of the local Shropshire Regiment. The castle also houses the Museum of the Iron Age and a replica of the Saxon town of Wroxeter.
If you’d prefer to explore the jail at your own pace without a tour autoguidato della prigione di shrewsbury guide, this self-guided experience is perfect for you. Simply download our app before your visit, and you can start and pause your journey anywhere in the prison with detailed starting point instructions provided.
Explore a wealth of fascinating background information as you stroll around the grounds; stop to admire healthcare – where prisoners’ medical needs were met – and walk through two exercise yards, which provided daily fresh air and physical activity for those in custody. Take photos and CELLfies as you wander and soak in the atmosphere of this incredible Victorian prison; your tour autoguidato della prigione di shrewsbury guide is always on hand to offer more information should you need it.
This is a unique and immersive prison experience with first class customer service. You’ll leave feeling inspired and enlightened, with a wealth of memories to cherish. Soak it all in at your own leisure, and don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs for the family back home.