Trains to Shrewsbury

How to get there, what to do and how to get home with Avanti West Coast.

Shrewsbury Town

Located within the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a town steeped in history. Shropshire’s county town was founded by the Saxons and further developed by the Tudors, which is highlighted through its architecture. It is also the birthplace of a rather notable fellow, Charles Darwin, whose statute sits proudly outside Shrewsbury Library.

Now home to a staggering 660 listed buildings simply walking through the town’s winding streets will transport you to a different time. There’s plenty to do, besides enjoying the architecture, with an abundance of attractions and landmarks to entertain you.

Shopping, museums and natural beauty all part of Shrewsbury’s make-up and the fact that it is easily accessible by train makes it the perfect destination for a calming getaway within the UK.

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Popular Avanti West Coast trains to Shrewsbury

Although Shrewsbury is connected to all of our stations there are still plenty of routes that end here. See the most popular ones below.

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Things to do in Shrewsbury

When you arrive in Shrewsbury, you’ll instantly be welcomed by the iconic timber buildings and winding roads that make it a special place. If you’re interested in the history of the town, take a short walk to Shrewsbury Castle, built in 1070, it is now home to a wide collection of weapons, uniforms and medals from the 18th century to the present day. A stroll to the town centre will then bring you to the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, where you’ll find more collections that tell the town’s story.

If you fancy a bit of a shopping spree, Wyle Cop, which is rumoured to have the longest uninterrupted run of independent shops, is nearby, while the Market Hall, voted Britain’s favourite market, has an eclectic mix of even more quirky shops and food stalls.

When you need a break from the shops, the Quarry is a short walk away — a riverside parkland that’s perfect for relaxing. Each August the Quarry hosts the Shrewsbury Flower Show, with a wide variety of incredible plants, music and food to enjoy.

For evening an evening out, you’ll find restaurants along the riverfront, and throughout the town centre, serving cuisine from across the globe. This can be followed up by a drink at one of the many bars and pubs around the town.

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Shrewsbury Station Information

Everything you need to know about Shrewsbury Station can be found here:

Shrewsbury station information

There’s information from accessibility to parking and ticketing to WiFi coverage. More details on our wider network can be found ​on this page​.