Shopping in Shropshire

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Shropshire's shops are many and varied, with shops that other places let go of years ago. We advise you to padlock the piggy bank, cancel the credit cards and sew up your trouser pockets before you let temptation rip.

There are numerous small speciality shops stoked to the gunnels and bursting with delights. Old fashioned ironmongers who sell everything. Traditional sweet shops too - remember Gobstoppers, Pear Drops and Nut Brittle? Your dentist may never forgive you.

Even our "Malls" offer a different experience. Take the Parade in Shrewsbury; over 30 individual shops and not a high street name in sight. There are highly skilled fashion designers making unique creations. Impress your friends with the latest new designer label.

Shopping in Shropshire can be a cultural experience too. There are art galleries and craft shops where more local talent show their wares and you can discover the next Hockney, Moore or Claris Cliffe before they become as famous (or as expensive).

If you want some fresh air try one of Shropshire's street markets. There's one in virtually every town and others have farmers markets and regular arts and craft fairs too.

For those bargain hunters amongst you there are antique centres, markets and collectors' fairs and even the ubiquitous boot sales. We can't gurantee that you will find that little piece of Fabergé for only 50p, or some Chippendale (no, not a dancer) but we do guarantee you'll have hours of amusement looking.

All shopped out? Then there are plenty of cafes, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and inns where you can rest, refill and refresh yourself before venturing out into the world again.

Shropshire still has long established family firms being run by the second, third or even fourth generation. You don't last long if you don't know how to value your customers.

Whether it's a new or older business, Shropshire is full of helpful retailers and staff who actually want to serve you. Vive la différence!

To plan ahead and see just some of the shopping opportunities in Shropshire, please click here.