Town Walls Tower

Town Walls Tower, Shrewsbury: Address, Town Walls Tower Reviews: 4/5

Town Walls Tower
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Matthew P
London, UK3,688 contributions
Just a small building
Sep 2021
When people say city walls you straight away imagine the likes of York where you can walk, here its more of a single building currently being worked on.

Not currently open.
Written September 8, 2021
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Anita
Scunthorpe, UK1,193 contributions
Interesting old tower
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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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,173 contributions
STEEPED IN HISTORY
Oct 2019
It was so nice to take a walk around Shrewsbury, and to come across the magnificent town walls.
So much history to be had, and to have these walls and tower, which are very well looked after , are a credit to the town.
Written May 3, 2020
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yummy88877
Bristol, UK270 contributions
Old town walls with good views and history
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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Anne C
Inverness, UK83 contributions
Small but perfectly formed
Dec 2019
Catch this when it is an open day. Very small but very interesting. Outside can be seen at any time but worth seeing inside.
Written December 20, 2019
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14DLB
Wolverhampton, UK667 contributions
Leisurely walk
Nov 2019 • Couples
There is only a small section of the old town walls left in Shrewsbury that you can walk round and this old tower is on it . Good place for a stroll away from the bustle of the shops
Written November 30, 2019
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trickytrees54
Shrewsbury, UK75 contributions
Open day for the Watch Tower
Apr 2019 • Solo
Took advantage of the Watch Tower being open this weekend, think it's only open 4 weekends, it is what it is, a Watch Tower so don't expect anything stunning but well worth a visit, the volunteers were a friendly bunch and the lady who did the short tour very knowledgeable. Free to NT members, £2 to members of the public.
Written April 27, 2019
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Olicanan
Oxford, UK206 contributions
Is that it? Don't bother.
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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PeteWLaw
Ludlow, UK1,783 contributions
The iast remaining wtch tower
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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Kath H
Swansea, UK747 contributions
A stroll around Shrewsburys little features
Sep 2018 • Couples
Only a short walk from Shrewsburys other historical attractions, worth having a quick look if your in the area. The tower was closed and there was no information about the tower or any opening days and times so don't know what the inside of the tower is like.
Written October 7, 2018
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