Town Walls Tower
Town Walls Tower
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Matthew M
Birmingham, UK129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
The Town Walls Tower had always been a bit of a mystery to me for years of living and visiting Shrewsbury. It is such a noticeable feature along the Town Walls Road as it juts out slightly over the road but its small number of opening times can make this a hard attraction to visit if your unable to go at the times set out by the National Trust.
Anyway, I had the good fortune of actually being able to visit with friends and so off we went and were greeted by one of the friendly tour guides and taken inside. It only costs a couple of £s or free for members of the Trust and we were then taken on a guided tour around the tower and the gardens at the back. The guide was very knowledgeable and told us about how the walls used to stretch all along to the 'Old Welsh Bridge'. The Tower could really do with some attention to make it look like it once did as the additions of carpet and modern living make it look a lot less like a real watch-tower from the medieval period. Apparently there is something to do with the nearby School owning the Building?
An Excellent attraction that I think the National Trust could do more with considering their aim to refurbish buildings and make them well known. Perhaps some more opening days with guided tours? Shame as this is currently a missed opportunity but it remains a part of Shrewsbury's history and a must-see if you want to find out more about it's past.
Written December 27, 2013
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Anita
Scunthorpe, UK1,303 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Thus is the only remaining city wall tower and is not currently open to the public.
Great views from the city walls too.
Written October 29, 2020
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PeteWLaw
Ludlow, UK1,783 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
The tower is worth a visit as it is midway between St Chad's Church and the Roman Catholic Cathedral (both of which are outstanding). The town walls were built around 1220 after Shrewsbury was sacked by the Welsh and this watch tower was added in the 14th century when the walls were strengthened. It was bequeathed to the National Trust, but is only open for four weekends a year (free to NT members, £2 otherwise) and visits must be pre-booked.

The building leans slightly and there are a few cracks in the stonework, but it seems in excellent condition considering its age. There are two doors, one at street level, the other about 10 ft above ground, which presumably connected with the now demolished town wall. I hope to revisit on an open day, when I'm sure I'll give the tower a higher rating.
Written December 15, 2018
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Alan F
Oswestry, UK37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
Remaining from the ancient defences, the tower stands on the course of the walls constructed to protect the town. The walk along the walls is itself is a pleasant excursion on a fine day, with sights across the river and ready access to the Georgian streets.
Written December 18, 2015
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yummy88877
Bristol, UK270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Interesting walk along old town walls. Can look down into the quarry and tennis club. Old catholic cathedral which was featured in the Times the next day as they might replace bell.metal toll bridge across the rver
Written February 2, 2020
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Olicanan
Oxford, UK247 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Pretty much nothing to see here. 20ft x 20ft tower, that's it. It was closed during the holidays!! Maybe it's always closed? Can't be much inside anyway. Not exactly a York or Chester.
As disappointing as the rest of Shrewsbury.
Written January 4, 2019
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Richard186466
Llandybie, UK137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Great structures, Well Kept and interesting to wander around. The history stands out. You can imagine being there hundreds of years ago
Written October 10, 2017
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KevinSadler2364
Leicester, UK1,267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Unlike other towns in the UK that have their town walls intact, Shrewsbury's have been built around. They're also incomplete, but what is there is very good, and enjoyable to see.
Written September 8, 2017
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Margaret
Sydney, Australia95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
You can't get in to this tower but it is the last remaining part of the Shrewsbury walls so it is worth walking down to see it. We left it till late in the day on our way home so we didn't have to climb up the steep hill to town again. It is quite a steep climb so thinking about sequencing what you want to see in this town helps avoid some pain!
Written June 29, 2017
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Coreen D
Ontario, Canada164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
A wonderful walk of history and a must to do. Great way to experience the once upon time of this beautiful medieval town!
Written May 26, 2017
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