I can't remember if i've ever been to Shrewsbury before up near the Welsh border in Shropshire (which means i probably haven't or if i did it was when i was a child a long long time ago). In any event it was certainly worth waiting for, Shrewsbury is a lovely place by the river Severn (indeed the river wraps around the centre of the town and includes a castle, an abbey and an amazing mix of old and new buildings. In some ways the architectural mix reminded me a bit of Oxford though of course no where near as many spires!
Of course i took a lot of photos and you can see them here. I will certainly be returning some time fairly soon.