New Homes in Shrewsbury
New Homes in Shrewsbury
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Shrewsbury sits on the River Severn in Shropshire. Frequently voted one of the best places to live in the UK, it has lots of cultural sights and great facilities.
New houses in Shrewsbury give residents the chance to enjoy the medieval centre - with its winding streets and boutique shops - along with lovely countryside beyond the town.
Places of interest
Shrewsbury has a great range of historical and cultural sights. Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is located in the town’s old Music Hall, and is just one of five museums run by Shropshire’s Museums.
The town’s ancient sights include St Chad’s Church in the centre, Coleham Pumping Centre, Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey. Lord Hill’s Column, built in the early 19th century, is one of the most prominent structures in Shrewsbury. It stands at a height of 133 feet, and is the tallest Doric column in England.
A few miles from the town, you’ll find Haughmond Abbey, an Augustinian Abbey now looked after by English Heritage.
The Quarry is Shrewsbury’s main park. Covering 29 acres, it has a sunken landscaped garden and offers the chance to relax along the banks of the Severn. It has regular events throughout the year, including the Shrewsbury Flower Show every August.
Shrewsbury has a number of good schools. Woodfield Infant School and St Giles CofE Primary School are both rated Outstanding by Ofsted, as are The Priory School Business and Enterprise College and Belvidere School at secondary level.
Close to the Mid Wales border, Shrewsbury has good transport links to many of the UK’s major cities. Travelling by car, Manchester is an hour and 45 minutes away, Liverpool one hour and 25 minutes and Birmingham, an hour and 10 minutes. Heading south, Bristol is a two hour and 15 minute drive, and London is three hours away.
Shrewsbury Railway Station has three major services from Arriva Trains Wales, Virgin Trains and London Midland. There are frequent links to north Wales, including Wrexham (38 minutes) and Chester (55 minutes), south to Cardiff (two hours and 4 minutes) and north to Manchester (one hour and 8 minutes). Trains to London require one change at Wolverhampton (two hours and 32 minutes).
Getting around the town itself is easy, due to the many pedestrian footbridges, which cross the River Severn.
The nearest airports to Shrewsbury are Manchester Airport at one hour and 22 minutes by car and one hour and four minutes by public transport. Birmingham International can be reached in one hour and 6 minutes by car, and one hour and 24 minutes by public transport.