The National Trust’s Town Walls Tower in Shrewsbury will be open again on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 for pre-booked tours.

Tours of Town Walls Tower will take place at scheduled intervals throughout each day and all visitors, including National Trust members, should book their ticket in advance to discover more about Shrewsbury’s medieval history, and the role of the town’s last remaining watchtower at this unique National Trust property.

Open eight days this year, this tower was probably added to the town walls in the reign of Henry IV (s.1399 – d.1413). After becoming a home, it was given to the National Trust in 1930 by Miss Rachel Humphreys, who lived in the handsome 18th Century town house opposite, Swan Hill Court.

Tickets are free for National Trust members (but must be booked in advance) and for non-members admission charges apply, adults £2 and children £1. Tickets should be booked via or by calling 03442 491895. Tickets can be booked for a timed tour between 10.30am and 3.30pm on each open day.

Town Walls Tower is located close to the historic town centre of Shrewsbury on the Town Walls. There is a steep staircase to the upper floor of the tower, and no dedicated parking or toilet facilities. Space inside is limited, and entry is directly off the pavement of the road.

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