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Book a group guided tour of Shrewsbury

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We have a team of 25 carefully selected green and/or blue badge town guides.

Your group can be any size. However, you'll need one guide for every 20 people. We suggest an approximate time of 90 minutes for walking tours of the historic town centre. However, the start point and duration can be easily adapted to suit your itinerary, with the latest departure time being 7pm.

Why not think about a themed walking tour for your group. Some popular themes include:

  • Medieval
  • Tudors
  • Civil War
  • 18th Century Shrewsbury
  • Victorian Shrewsbury
  • Charles Darwin
  • Shuts and Passages
  • Brother Cadfael

Many of our guides have specialist knowledge and interests, which they enjoy sharing with others, so do talk to us about other ideas for group tours. This specialist knowledge is wide and varied - why not consider themed tours such as:

  • Thomas Telford
  • Inns and Taverns of Shrewsbury
  • Shrewsbury Abbey
  • Battle of Shrewsbury 1403
  • The River Severn
  • Shrewsbury's Churches
  • Shrewsbury's Military History
  • St Mary's Church and its Stained Glass
  • Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol

In 1984 A Christmas Carol, starring George C Scott, was filmed on location in Shrewsbury. Each December a series of guided walks take place, exploring the streets and buildings that were used in the making of the film. We're also happy to arrange a guided tour for your group, or for fans of this popular film, at any time of the year.

The 2016 Christmas Carol will take place over the weekend of 17 and 18 December. Please contact the office on 01743 258888 to book. 

If there's a subject not mentioned here that your group would like to learn about in Shrewsbury, let us know as our guides can talk on more specialist subjects than we can list here.

Foreign language tours are currently available in French and Italian.

Prices for guided tours

  • General historic tour - £55 per guide 
  • Themed tour of the town - £60 per guide 
  • Language supplement - price on application

If you have any questions or wish to book, please contact Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre on 01743 258888 or email


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