Shrewsbury Town Walls Tower
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The first town walls were built between 1100 and 1135, under the 3rd Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Robert de Belesme. The Norman walls were superseded by a 'great wall' built by Henry II in 1220-1252. The third phase of wall building took place from 1272-1307 under Edward I and II, and it is likely from this period that the Town Wall Tower dates.
The entire street of Town Walls, on which the Tower stands, is set upon the course of the medieval walls.
The tower is owned by the National Trust, but is let to a tenant and can be visited only by written appointment with the current tenant.
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About Shrewsbury Town Walls Tower
Address: 26a Town Walls, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, SY1 1TN
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: Near Welsh Bridge, on the south of the town wall. Easy access from the town centre.
Website: Shrewsbury Town Walls Tower
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
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