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Popular Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market returns

Shrewsbury Prison is to host a unique Christmas Market Behind Bars, which will be held over two days due to popular demand.

The Christmas Market with a difference is back for its second year at the Shrewsbury Prison and will be running over two days this year – Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December from 10am to 4pm.

A traditional style market full of festive atmosphere, showcasing many different local gifts, crafts, clothing, games, toys, and street food suppliers, there’s one big twist; it’s set within the grounds of Shropshire’s number 1 tourist destination*, Shrewsbury Prison, and it’s free for visitors to attend.

75 stalls to browse

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The Christmas Market experience begins behind the 200-year-old gates, past A-Wing, Shrewsbury Prison’s largest wing, through to the exercise yard featuring a range of street food vendors and drink providers, and into the main market, situated inside the buildings at the rear of the prison site, which include the visits area, chapel, and former sports hall.

With 75 stalls from local independent businesses to browse, the Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market is free to attend for visitors, but advance booking is essential and tickets can be obtained at via the Shrewsbury prison website.

Entry to Shrewsbury Prison attraction is not included, but tickets for the attraction can be purchased in advanced or on the day.

*Shrewsbury Prison is a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award Winner 2022

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