FACT FILE SHREWSBURY
How to get there
Shrewsbury’s about 25 miles from the M6 at Stoke on Trent (from the north) or Cannock (from the south), or from the southwest come off the M5 and head through Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.
How long for?
At least a weekend — there’s plenty to see and do but, with Wales so close, it’s a great base for a longer stay.
When to go?
Try to avoid school holidays, otherwise it’s a good bet all year round. Late summer/ autumn’s best for exploring the roads.
There’s accommodation to suit every budget. Hotels in the town itself start at around £50 a night (and go a LOT higher...) but there are cheaper B&BS in and around the town and several campsites nearby.