The Shrewsbury Mystery Treasure Trail


Looking for: Sightseeing
Address: Treasure Trail
Claremont Hill
Postcode: SY1 1RD
Telephone: 01872 263692
Website: Click Here

"It takes a little exploration on foot to reveal the delights of this medieval town" John Betjeman

This lovely historic county town has something for everyone from modern and interesting shops through to the fabulous Quarry Park and playground as well as 60 different real ale pubs and a monthly farmers' market in The Square. With a castle to explore as well as The Dingle make sure you bring your camera and comfortable shoes!

Shrewsbury's biggest claim to fame is it is the birth place of Charles Darwin who grew up here and went to Shrewsbury School. The school has had other notable schoolboys and the forerunner of Private Eye was a school magazine edited by Richard Ingrams, Willie Rushton, Christopher Booker and Paul Foot at Shrewsbury School in the mid-1950s.

This Trail will take around two hours and is about two miles long. It starts and finishes close to the St Chad's gate of Quarry Park. Quarry Park has a lovely playground for children and over 20 acres of space for picnics and recreation. Whilst light pushchairs should be OK, wheelchair users may struggle to get around the Trail. 

The start point is St Chad's Church on the edge of Quarry Park. There are lots of options for parking but the biggest car parks are likely to be best for finding spaces. Try the car parks off Frankwell, see map below.


£6.99 per Trail (not per person). One Trail booklet recommended for a group of 4 to 5 people.   

Opening Times:

Trails are self-guided and can be instantly downloaded from our website. Follow the Trail, solve the clues and see the sights on any day of your choosing. There is no need to phone us for opening details. All Trails are designed to be completed in daylight and that is your only restriction.