Shrewsbury is a medieval market town and the county town of Shropshire. Situated about 15 miles from Telford and close to the end of the M54 motorway, Shrewsbury is home to more than 660 listed buildings and can trace its history back to 800AD.
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The town of Shrewsbury is home to more than 70,000 people and is within commuting distance of major West Midlands towns such as Wolverhampton, West Bromwich and Walsall, in addition to nearby Telford. First established in 800AD, Shrewsbury has been an important regional town for centuries and was on the front line of many historical conflicts between the English and the Welsh, thanks to its proximity to the Welsh border.
On a more peaceful note, the town was once an important wool trading location thanks to its location on the River Severn. Today, Shrewsbury is an attractive historical town that’s well known as the birthplace of naturalist Charles Darwin (who developed the Theory of Evolution). Shrewsbury’s 660+ listed buildings include many fine timber-framed Tudor buildings and also the world’s first iron-framed building – Ditherington Flax Mill, arguably the predecessor of the modern skyscraper. There’s also a castle, a church, an abbey and the ruins of a Roman city at nearby Wroxeter – plenty to keep visitors busy.
Van hire is readily available in Shrewsbury; the town’s sizeable residential and business population ensures a steady demand for this service. Expect a full range of hire vans to be available at most times: