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Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel & Spa is set inside a beautiful 18th century Manor House, boasting 15 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and an ornamental lake. This 300-year-old hotel has 87 guest rooms and is conveniently located just four miles from Shrewsbury centre and 3km from Shrewsbury railway station, making it easy for guests to explore the medieval market town. The location and comfort of this hotel make it an ideal location for relaxing weekend breaks and business trips.
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A quiet hotel near Shrewsbury with WiFi, parking and breakfast included Holiday Inn Express® Shrewsbury hotel is a 45-minute drive from Birmingham International Airport and 10 minutes from Shrewsbury's historic centre. The hotel offers 75 spacious guest rooms in a quiet spot on the edge of the Shropshire countryside. There's a bus stop with in, and it's a short ride across the border into beautiful North Wales via the A5 and M54. Corporate guests need only walk next door to a meeting at Shrewsbury Business Park. The hotel has an elegant boardroom and a larger, flexible event space for up to 20 people, while dedicated staff can help with planning and catering. Less than 3 miles from the hotel, Shrewsbury town centre is a romantic cluster of historical buildings, from timber-framed Tudor houses to Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Abbey, both built in the 11th century. The hotel is handy for visitors to Shrewsbury Flower Show, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and Darwin Festival. At this hotel you can enjoy: - Free WiFi - Free on-site parking - An included Express Start Breakfast buffet British favourites like sausages and beans are served at the inclusive buffet breakfast in the hotel's Great Room. After a long day of meetings and sightseeing in the countryside, come back to a range of tasty dinner options, including classic fish and chips.
With a stay at Brompton Farmhouse B&B in Shrewsbury, you'll be close to Wroxeter Roman City and Buildwas Abbey. This 4-star bed & breakfast is within the vicinity of Cosford Royal Air Force Museum and Haughmond Hill.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 4 guestrooms featuring DVD players and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request cribs/infant beds (surcharge).Amenities Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.Dining A complimentary full breakfast is included.Business, Other Amenities The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
Hotels in Shrewsbury
Nestled in the county town for Shropshire and surrounded by glorious countryside, Shrewsbury hotels are an ideal choice for exploring historical buildings, boutique shopping and boat trips along the River Severn.
Wander through Shrewsbury and you'll pass timber-framed Tudor buildings, grand medieval castles and elegant Georgian facades. For history buffs, Shrewsbury is a town like no other, where a short walk can cover thousands of years of history. Originally the ancient Briton capital of the Kingdom of Powys, Shrewsbury can trace its history back to 901AD and contains a staggering 660 different listed buildings.
Originally built in 1070 by Roger de Montgomery, Shrewsbury Castle is one of the town's most impressive buildings and well worth a visit during your stay. You'll find the castle's unmistakable red sandstone structure directly above Shrewsbury railway station. Another key historical building in Shrewsbury is Shrewsbury Abbey, also founded by Roger de Montgomery, in 1083. A great deal of the abbey was destroyed following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII, but what remains is an impressive sight to behold and today carries on life as a Parish Church.
To go back to the roots of Shrewsbury as a human settlement you'll want to visit the Roman City of Wroxeter. Set on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, Wroxeter was once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. All that remains are ruins but these are a treat to explore and a great way to learn about the Roman period. The site also features a reconstructed Roman Town House.
Art and shopping
The most comprehensive account of Shrewsbury's rich historical and cultural heritage can be found at the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. The museum encompasses five different exhibitions that include Roman artefacts, objects owned by Charles Darwin and a collection of works from artists such as Francis Bacon and Auguste Rodin.
Shopping in Shrewsbury is an historical affair, with big brands housed in Tudor buildings and connected by networks of narrow alleys. Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside are the three main shopping centres in Shrewsbury, all based in the centre of the town and featuring a collection of well-known outlets and boutique, independent shops. These areas are also home to a wide-ranging variety of cafés, restaurants and pubs.
Shrewsbury is surrounded on nearly all sides by the River Severn. One of the nicest ways to explore the town is to follow the river around the perimeter of the town, either on foot or on a gentle ferry cruise. Shrewsbury also has some beautiful parks to enjoy, including the large Quarry Park that occupies the southwest corner of the town centre.
Head outside of Shrewsbury and you'll come across a number of natural and historical attractions. To the south of the town lie the Shropshire Hills, a vast Area of Natural Beauty where you'll find a range of walks and bike paths to explore. Head east from Shrewsbury and you'll soon reach the town of Shrewsbury and the historical market town of Shifnal.
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