Shrewsbury castle is now pretty much just the regimental museum. It cost me £3 to enter, as a student. £4 as an adult. I started upstairs, which had a room of regimental gear and information, but what I enjoyed the most from the top floor was the next room which was almost like a balcony that looked over the great hall. I could see all the museum artifacts below, but it was the old timber frames that drew my attention.
There was a lot of information on the history of the army in Shrewsbury and Shropshire, but for me the best part was saved until last when I came across the history to the castle. It was next to the gift shop at the end of the tour, in a small circular room down some steps. In this small room was several boards talking about the history of the castle and it was fascinating.
I enjoyed walking round the grounds. I walked up the steps to Laura’s tower, sadly the tower was closed, but I was still able to take in the views of Shrewsbury and beyond. It was cloudy and grey, which was a pity as the day before was beautiful blue skies and sunshine, but it was closed. Quite unusual for a castle to be closed on a Sunday in my opinion.
It was a nice little castle, but I would have enjoyed it more if the museum inside was more focused on the history of the castle and surrounding area.