Darwin's Townhouse

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Why We Love It

  • This Grade II-listed "beautifully restored Georgian property" (The AA) was renovated in 2016
  • It is steps away from the River Severn & Shrewsbury town centre
  • Breakfast is served in the conservatory, which has views of the gardens
  • Battlefield Falconry Centre & Attingham Park, an English country house owned by the National Trust, are 15 minutes' drive away

98% (122 Member Ratings)

"Brilliant service, a very warm welcome and the service provided throughout our stay was 1st class! "
Apr 14, 2017
Oldbury, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Shrewsbury railway station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel, or there's a taxi rank right outside. There is no on-site parking, but the hotel is next to St Julian's Friars long-stay car park.

Rooms & Rates

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Darwin's Townhouse is a late-18th-century Georgian property that underwent a complete refurbishment in 2016 to turn it into a 20-bedroom boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of Shrewsbury town centre.

Located on a quiet street, the hotel overlooks many of the town's Tudor buildings and it's a short stroll from the shops, restaurants and bars of the town centre. The hotel is 100 metres from the River Severn path -- great for a waterside stroll.

Battlefield Falconry Centre and Attingham Park, an English country house owned by the National Trust, are 15 minutes' drive away. The Dana Prison, which offers jailhouse tours, is 10 minutes' walk away. The ruins of Haughmond Abbey are less than 20 minutes' drive away.

Awarded 5-Star B&B status by The AA, the hotel has an octagonal lounge with a fire, books, and games. Retreat to the snug (with a fully stocked honesty bar) or head to the large, bright conservatory with views of the gardens. The modern décor is complemented by features such as a stone staircase and original fireplaces.

Breakfast is served in the conservatory, and features local seasonal produce. While the hotel does not serve lunch or dinner, it has two sister restaurants within a short stroll: The Loopy Shrew, serving traditional English cuisine, and Porterhouse SY1, which offers American-inspired dishes.



  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Pet-friendly

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib not available.
Extra bed on request in Superior Rooms only: £20 per person, per night, for children aged 15 and under; £25 per person, per night, for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. 
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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98% Positive
(122 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Darwins Townhouse Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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A shame the TV fell off the wall only a couple of hours after arrival due to ill fitting. Staff and accommodation very good. Would recommend and certainly use again
Joyce Apr 18, 2017 Tipton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Brilliant service, a very warm welcome and the service provided throughout our stay was 1st class!
Other Comments
The superior room that we stayed in did not disappoint! Beautiful decor and atmosphere. Well situated location with easy access to transport and town centre. The breakfast service we had was top notch and delicious! We would definitely recomend and are already planning our next stay!
Manon Apr 14, 2017 Oldbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room and great breajfast
Other Comments
Good location
Jackie Apr 05, 2017 Ringwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were beautifully decorated.
Graham Apr 05, 2017 AMMANFORD, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Fabulous hotel with friendly helpful staff, delicious breakfast in beautiful surroundings, cannot fault this place and highly recommend, would go back in a heartbeat!
David Apr 10, 2017 Mold, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location is excellent Rooms are clean and of a very high quality Breakfast: Oustanding
Other Comments
Noise Reduction: Not only from the continuous banging from the front door at half past 6 in the morning either by other guests or the staff, but by the cleaners who are merrily going about banging doors and disturbing the guests too. Although mentioned in the booklet, needs to be made clearer!!!
Vanessa Apr 10, 2017 Tipton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful decor. The breakfast was amazing and nothing was too much trouble.
Other Comments
A beautiful place to stay
Helen Mar 27, 2017 leek, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location,very nice rooms
Craig Mar 06, 2017 walsall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything was perfect....quirky accommodation, friendly welcome, superb breakfast
Steve Feb 20, 2017 Saint Asaph, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location good room lovely
Claire Feb 21, 2017 Bradford, United Kingdom

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