Located in one of the oldest and most interesting streets in the Medieval town of Shrewsbury is our DogsTrust charity shop in St Mary's Street, close to the oldest church, St. Mary's (built 946) Although small, it is a quirky and quaint shop in a building, typical of many in the Shrewsbury town centre and one of over 20 charity shops in the loop of the river Severn. The shop's windows are a regular source of appreciative comments, as is the shop itself, which many customers have mistaken for an exclusive boutique!
Shrewsbury, lying in the loop of the River Severn, has much to appeal to the visitor. Apart from the charity shops, there are the usual High Street shops but also, small independent shops offering a vast array of individual, high quality gifts, fashion, delicatessen foods, decor, wines and books, to name but a few. The indoor market is a bustling, atmospheric place full of local produce and crafts and several uniquely different eateries. In fact, in Shrewsbury town centre as a whole there are over 50 coffee shops, not to mention the cosy pubs, up-market bistros and restaurants which offer something for everyone needing a break from the shopping and sight-seeing. shrewsbury was also named The Royal Horticultural Society's Champion of Champions in 2014 for it's floral displays and horticultural community projects.
Whilst visiting Shrewsbury don't miss some of the most interesting buildings within easy reach of the shops! The original Shrewsbury School building, where Charles Darwin studied (now the Library,) is just up from the train station. Opposite is the town Castle, now a military museum. Shrewsbury Abbey (setting of the famous Cadfael Stories) numerous other churches and the Cathedral, are all within walking distance of the town centre. Many other Tudor and Elizabethan buildings and cobbled streets, are still beautifully preserved, as reminders of Shrewsbury's fascinating Medieval past. So much so, the town was chosen to film 'A Christmas Carole' with George C.Scott. in the 1980's.
Where to park
There is a layby opposite the shop that people can stop in for 15 minutes, or there is parking next to St Mary’s Church.
Belinda De Bono
Nearest rehoming centre