Shrewsbury: the town
Over 80 restaurants; 2 cinemas, providing 10 screens; over 100 pubs & wine bars; theatre/music hall; jazz club; 5 night clubs; professional football team.
COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
Regional commercial centre; major shopping centre with chain stores and individual boutiques; all major UK banks; generally non-industrial (although the nearest town, Telford – 20 kms from Shrewsbury – has a large amount of hi-tech manufacturing & service industry).
Three indoor swimming pools; 2 golf clubs (and 3 more within 20 km); numerous well-equipped health & fitness centres; fishing, football, tennis, badminton, canoeing, horse-riding and archery all available locally.
Excellent rail & road links; Nearest Airports:- Birmingham (50 minutes by road); Manchester (70 minutes by road); Liverpool (70 minutes by road); Heathrow (2½ hours by road).
Although there is much to attract visitors, Shrewsbury is not overcrowded with tourists or other foreign visitors so it retains its English character.
Only one accredited English language school – Severnvale Academy.