Tuesday, February 20, 2007
This is a view of the main street into Shrewsbury from the castle (and also the train station).
This is a view of the main building in the castle complex which included a nice, grassy courtyard maintained by the local botanical club and a military museum in its lowest level. Steve and I visited the museum. Unfortunately, we were unable to go inside the main building because of the construction. The picture was taken on a way up to an outlook tower. There was a great but hazy view to the city and surrounding areas.
Most of the downtown area of Shrewsbury included quaint Tudor architecture blended with urban businesses. Several streets were "pedestrian only".
We didn't read it in our tourbook, but Charles Darwin just had to be from Shrewsbury. Banners hung across several streets advertising the "Darwin Festival" and this Unitarian Church had a plaque stating that it had been the church attended by Charles Darwin in his youth.
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