Shrewsbury. Known as the town of flowers. And the birthplace town of the famous historic scientist called Charles Darwin from the nineteenth century. A top popular place for many tourists especially during the summer months. And much more.
I was really looking forward to going on my very first ever afternoon trip to the town of Shrewsbury. Not just because it was such a lovely sunny day in late May. Not because of being a tourist who enjoyed taking opportunities of visiting different parts of England. That is if I was not too busy at home or doing extra hours at work, which was only rarely for me. I was looking greatly forward because of the Shrewsbury tourist attractions that my best friend May told me about recently. When I last went over to her house over in Maybury. Her and her family went to stay over in Shrewsbury for a week last year. And thoroughly loved it.
So the next morning I got up earlier at around seven o clock on a lovely day in late May. To make sure I got completely prepared and ready for the afternoon trip down to the Shrewsbury town centre. I was not going to leave the house until at least twelve fifteen after I ate my lunch. With twelve thirty being the latest time. I ate my lunch consisting of a small pasta tomato salad and then bought a large bottle of tropical sugar free water drink to take along with me in one of my red bag.
I left my house at around twelve twenty in the afternoon and drove my Renault car on my journey to Shrewsbury from the Mayfield village where I live. It was roughly going to take about a couple of hours to drive each way. I knew like everyone how busy the traffic could potentially get on a Saturday. Finally after quite a long journey from Mayfield I parked my car in the Castle fields area and walked the five minutes walking distance into the Shrewsbury town centre. Wearing my red bag on the back of me. As I walked past the Shrewsbury railway tunnel coming up on the left by the bus stop I saw the sight of the Shrewsbury railway station. I then noticed the Victorian designs on the railway station building above on the wall. The building looked fantastic. I remember learning about the history of the Shrewsbury railway station going back when I was at school.
When walking at the beginning of Castle Street I saw the Shrewsbury main library on the my right hand side. With the great statue of Charles Darwin in between the benches. And towards on the left I saw the Shrewsbury castle entrance. I then make my own way into the castle`s entrance and climb the steep stairs on the right hand side all the way up to the top of Lara’s tower. And spend ten minutes standing on the cobble stones gazing down at the view below. Such a fantastic view of Shrewsbury.
Afterwards I also walk along the Shrewsbury quarry path just walking past the swimming baths. And lastly head off into the Shrewsbury dingle place. What lovely looking flowers the dingle has during this time of the year. Like the flowers I have got planted in my back garden. I had a little rest and a small drink before I made my way back to my parked car in Castle fields. It was such a great afternoon out I thought when I was back home in my back garden resting on my garden bench wearily.