We were at the top of the house again.....oh those stairs!
Breakfast was the usual English cooked breakfast along with fruit and cereal. The host was very nice. He had been to New Zealand so was keen to chat.
We parked in the centre of town and wandered around. Shrewsbury was first built back in the 8th century and a major center for the woollen trade during the middle ages, when cloth from Wales which is only 9 miles away, was sent to be finished off before it was dispatched to London to be sold.
Market Square - History in the Making
The Gumbolstol or ducking stool was a version of a cuckingstool where the person was tied to the chair in a public area to be humiliated, while the ducking stool was set on long poles so they could be ducked under water
With four Malls Shrewesbury is a good town for shopping. The River Severn runs through the town and there are lovely parks, museums, churches and generally just the ambiance of a well preserved medievil town, We were pleased we visited, as we nearly decided not to venture this far north.