Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, in the West Midlands region of England. Lying on the River Severn, The UK Parliament constituency of Shrewsbury and Atcham is home to some 102,234 inhabitants, and is the primary settlement and headquarters of Shropshire Council. It is the second largest town in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, after Telford.Shrewsbury is an historic market town with the town centre having a largely unaltered medieval street plan. The town features over 660 historiclisted buildings, including several examples of timber framing from the 15th and 16th century. Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone castlefortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively, by the Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery. The town hosts one of the oldest and largest horticultural events in the country, Shrewsbury Flower Show, and is known for its floral displays, having won various awards since the turn of the 21st century, including Britain in Bloom in 2006.
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