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The Quarry, Shrewsbury

(4.8/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Meander through The Quarry, a 11 hectare (29 acre) park conviently located close to town. Leave the busy life behind and take a walk through the park to the river. Relax on a bench or have a picnic in the grass. Look for the Dingle, a formal flower garden with a landscaped pond, designed over 30 years by a master gardener. Let the dogs loose the run in the grass and play in the river. Make The Quarry part of your personalized Shrewsbury itinerary using our Shrewsbury vacation builder.
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  • The dingle within the quarry is old yet beautiful. The lovely fountains, pond and flower beds are all very well maintained. The quarry itself is large and great for gathering with friends and family a...  more »
  • Large grass area with a riverside promenade. An excellent children's play area, a bandstand and the jewel in the crown, the beautiful dingle which is an enclosed landscaped garden created by the famou...  more »
  • The Quarry, known locally as The Dingle, is like a secret garden within the greater park. It was designed and donated to Shrewsbury by local 'famous' gardener Percy Thrower. We love it at ay time of y...  more »
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  • Lovely park with a newly refurbished children's play area. The park has a beautiful sunken garden called The Dingle which is a blaze of colour throughout the summer. There's large water pond with fountains and ducks. The park is spacious with the river running along its perimeter. There is a traditional bandstand. Near the Dingle. The park plays host to the famous long running Flower Show (129 years) which is held over 2 days in August each year. The show has many attractions apart from flowers . . Show jumping. Circus acts. Magicians. Military displays. And live music from well known groups.
  • Great place to go and wander along the river Severn. Gardens are beautiful and the is a great play park for the kids. Good places to eat and drink nearby.
  • Great place for a walk, bike ride or a run. Really nice coffee stand too.
  • It's still the same since WW2. Children can play on the extensive grassed area. View the flower gardens. Play area with the usual. Sit by the river. Contemplate whatever.
  • Shrewsbury's Pride!! Feel really lucky to live in a town with such a lovely park. Where do I start? There's the Dingle with its wonderful garden and fountains, , walking by the Quarry and waving to people aboard the Sabrina Ferry, standing by the boathouse bridge to enjoy the fantastic river views, and the brand new playground and splash park, the various concerts and festivals not to mention the annual Flower Show with the awesome fireworks display! and all that located right in the centre of town- Just wow! worth a visit everytime.