Darwin's Townhouse

“Genuine and thoughtful guest care at the heart of this stylish townhouse.” - AA Inspector



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Darwin's Townhouse is a beautifully restored Georgian property. Although situated in the centre of Shrewsbury, within walking distance of the many shops and restaurants, it sits on a peaceful street near the river. The bedrooms of various sizes are stylish and comfortable and are located either in the main house or in the garden rooms at the rear of the property. Breakfast is served in the conservatory by the friendly team, using the finest local, seasonal produce. There is an honesty bar with daily 5pm 'Sip and Snacks' in the lounges.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

Breakfast Award
Darwin's Townhouse
37 St Julians Friars, SHREWSBURY, SY1 1XL


  • Rooms 19
  • Bedrooms ground: 4
  • Children welcome
  • High chairs
  • Free TV
  • Wifi
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Shropshire

Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.

Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world. 

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