The medieval past of Shrewsbury
Non Member: £70.00
Walk into Shrewsbury’s past and discover medieval carvings, spires and interesting monuments all on a grand scale.
The first stop in this walking tour is St Alkmund’s Church. This part medieval, part Georgian Church stands at the highest point in the town of Shrewsbury and was famously written about by poet A.E. Housman.
The second visit will explore the Catholic Cathedral. A beautiful 19th century building with a thriving parish community and seven stained glass windows that are considered masterpieces in the Arts and Crafts tradition.
Finally the tour will end at Church of St Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury. An ancient church with world famous stained glass that is currently undergoing conservation work. The project titled The Past, Present and Future of St Mary’s Stained-Glass is repairing, protecting and highlighting the exceptional stained glass collection, and engaging audiences with enhanced interpretation and an exciting programme of events and workshops. The Church also contains medieval stone carving on the arcades and attractive monuments.
Travel: Depart Shrewsbury train station at 10:30, returning by 16:15.
Photo credit: Tom Jones