RAF Shawbury

Local area Information


Royal Air Force Shawbury is situated in North Shropshire, 55 miles northwest of Birmingham. The nearest large towns are Shrewsbury, 6 miles to the south-south-west, and Telford, 12 miles to the south-east.

North Shropshire

As RAF Shawbury is within the North Shropshire area there must be a mention of what this area has to offer. A recent survey identified North Shropshire as one of the top 10 places to live in England. Why not visit some of the many great attractions, such as Hawkstone Park, Wollerton Old Hall Gardens or towns like Wem, Whitchurch, Ellesmere, Oswestry and Market Drayton to name just a few. Use some of the links below (or phone North Shropshire Tourism on 01743 463111) to find out all the details you need to make your visit one to remember.


Shrewsbury is a town full of charm, with its narrow streets (some cobbled), hidden passages and distinctive Tudor buildings and many individual shops.. There are countless attractions in and around Shrewsbury and recommend a visit to the Tourist Information Centre at Rowleys House, Barker Street, Shrewsbury.

Major stores in town include Marks & Spencer & Rackhams. It also boasts an indoor market on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and two large undercover shopping malls. There is a Tesco at Harlescott, Sainsburys (Meole Brace), Asda (Old Potts Way) and Morrisons (by Heathgates roundabout) in town.

Shrewsbury Park & Ride

A Park & Ride bus service operates from the Cattle Market car park at Harlescott (Shrewsbury). The service runs daily from Monday to Saturday, between 0730 hrs (0800 hrs on Saturdays) and 1815 hrs. The bus runs every 15 minutes, and costs £1.60 return per adult. Accompanied children under 16 travel free (up to 4 children per adult).


Telford has a large indoor pedestrian shopping mall with extensive parking. Stores include a large Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Beatties, Next, Boots, BHS and ASDA, as well as an indoor market. There is also a large retail park which includes a large Sainsburys. Meeting Point House, located between the Shopping Centre and Ice Rink, has many amenities which include a Creche, Library and CAB.

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