City Wikipedia

Shrewsbury Castle

InfoRoutesPlaces of interest

This site is available in your language and country. Change the language to English and the country to United States.
Click here to hide this message.

Author: Wikipedia

GB | | Public | DutchFrenchGerman

Source: Rev Dan Catt

Copyright: Creative Commons 2.0

Shrewsbury Castle is a red sandstone castle in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. It stands on a hill in the neck of the meander of the River Severn on which the town originally developed. The castle, directly above Shrewsbury railway station, is a Grade I listed building.
A castle was ordered on the site by William I c. 1067 - a very early date - but it was greatly extended under Roger de Montgomery circa 1070 as a base for operations into Wales, an administrative centre and as a defensive fortification for the town, which was otherwise protected by the loop of the river. Town walls, of which little now remains, were later added to the defences, as a response to Welsh raids and radiated out from the castle and surrounded the town; the area known as Town Walls still has a small section of them and a single tower, known as Town Walls Tower, which is in the care of the National Trust). In 1138, King Stephen successfully besieged the castle held by William FitzAlan for the Empress Maud during the period known as The Anarchy.


Copyright: Creative Commons 3.0

More information


Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom

More about this place of interest


Routes nearby

Related channels

Try this feature for free with a MyRouteYou Plus trial subscription.

MyRouteYou Plus

If you already have such an account, then log in now.

© 2006-2020 RouteYou -