The Lion Hotel

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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An ultra-affordable base in a great destination


Standard Double room

Standard room, bathroom

Standard Double room

A charming stay at a Grade I listed property in historic Shrewsbury, with breakfast and optional dinner with a glass of prosecco

With former guests such as Dickens and Darwin, Shrewsbury's grade I listed Lion Hotel dates back to the 16th century and stands out in a market town filled with heritage and cultural landmarks. No two rooms are exactly the same in this atmospheric former coaching inn, praised for its warm, helpful staff and lovely rooms.

The onsite restaurant, The Hayward, offers up a true taste of Shropshire with a quintessentially British menu serving fresh, seasonal ingredients from local suppliers. Rooms are classic, bright, and spacious, and while historic, they still feature modern amenities like flatscreen TVs. Best of all, the hotel is just a short walk to Shrewsbury’s top sights, including the Market Hall, the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, and countless restaurants and pubs.

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We like

  • Relaxing in the same lobby where Charles Darwin once sat before catching the coach to London
  • Digging into hearty classics like braised beef cheek and confit pork shoulder at The Hayward
  • Shrewsbury’s many summer celebrations, including the Flower Show and Folk Festival

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