Shrewsbury is a market town situated in the county of Shropshire, against the backdrop of the River Severn. With a population of almost 80,000, Shrewsbury’s town centre has attracted residents with its unspoilt mediaeval streets with timber framing dating back to the 15th century. An area steeped in history, Shrewsbury famously birthed the world-renowned naturalist, Charles Darwin, and also houses the remains of Britain’s fourth largest Roman city, Viroconium Cornoviorum.
Traditionally a centre for the wool trade, modern Shrewsbury business has seen an acceleration in multiple facets of trade, with a thriving culture that celebrates art, music, sport, and food. The town holds the title for having the ‘longest running flower show in the world’, with an annual two-day event every August that has been colouring the streets with flowers for over 125 years, and has also held the Shrewsbury Folk Festival every year since 2006.