Car hire in Shrewsbury
Car hire in Shrewsbury
A market town close to the Wales border, Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire. Located on the banks of the River Severn, it is served by a network of A-roads that connect to the M54 motorway.
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Where to pick up my car
Shrewsbury's car hire operators are largely located on the outskirts of the city centre. Check with your chosen supplier to find out where they are based so you know where exactly to collect your vehicle and be on your way.
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Where to go
Hiring a car makes it simple to explore Shrewsbury and the surrounding area. You can head to the town's museums and art galleries, as well as historic buildings like Shrewsbury Castle. Surrounding villages will also be within easy reach.
Neighbouring Telford is approximately 24 km away and offers a wide range of shops, restaurants and other attractions. Alternatively, to see some of the picturesque scenery on offer in England's countryside head around 35 km south to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
To the east is Birmingham, approximately 80 km away. The second-largest city in England, Birmingham is famous for its network of canals, as well as its Jewellery Quarter. To the north, cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield are also within easy reach.
Eating and drinking
There is a wide range of restaurants to choose from in Shrewsbury, serving everything from traditional English food to cuisine from around the world. Spending some time enjoying the atmosphere of a English pub is another option to consider.
Things to do
In the town centre is Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, home to thousands of objects that span millions of years of history. If you are after a relaxing stroll head to the Quarry Park, which sits on the banks of the River Severn.
On the outskirts of Shrewsbury is Haughmond Abbey. A ruined medieval monastery that dates back to the 12th century. Outside of the Shirehall building is Lord Hill's Column, one of Shrewsbury's most notable landmarks. Standing 133 feet tall, it was built between 1814 and 1816 to commemorate General Rowland Hill, a British Army officer who served in the Napoleonic Wars.
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