Shrewsbury Area Code: 01743

01743 is the Shrewsbury Area Code

Shrewsbury is a market town in the county of Shropshire and any numbers within it will start with the area code 01743.
Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire and everyone living within the town will have a landline number that starts with 01743.  This also applies to businesses located within the area so if you get a call from a number that starts with these numbers, then you know this is where the call will have originated from.

Full list of localities using the 01743 area code

Bayston HillHanwoodPontesbury
Cross HousesHarlescottShrewsbury
DorringtonMontford BridgeUpton Magna
Halfway HouseNesscliffeWorthen


Cost of phoning an 01743 telephone number

Homes and businesses within Shrewsbury will have numbers starting with 01743 and this is a local rate, geographic number.  All 01 and 02 numbers are charged at the same rate, so the calls will have a set charge.  Under Ofcom rules, if you have inclusive minutes as part of your plan, then these calls will also count towards that and means you won’t be charged for them – the time spent on the call will just use your free minutes.

How to call a Shrewsbury phone number from abroad

When you are abroad, and you call a number in the Shrewsbury area, you need to make a little change to the number you are calling.  When calling from outside the UK, the 0 at the front of the number needs to be taken off and replaced with +44.  This is the international area code for the UK and all calls from abroad need to start with this to work.  For example, if you are abroad when tickets for the Shrewsbury Flower Show are released and want to make a booking, you would not ring the normal number of 01743 234 050 but instead, call +441743 234 050.

A few examples of popular Shrewsbury phone numbers

Local numbers are popular with businesses because they bring a sense of being in a specific location for their customers.  When they see a business with a 01743 number, they know this is based in the same area as they are or at least can easily find out where they are based.  Lots of people don’t like to answer calls to unknown numbers or unrecognised ones.  Examples of local numbers include:

  • 01743 234 050 – Shrewsbury Horticultural Society’s main number to book tickets for the annual flower show, one of the county’s top events.
  • 01743 358 516 – Shrewsbury Castle’s main line to check opening times, details about admission costs and to check on exhibits like the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust.
  • 01743 258 888 – Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery’s number is for checking opening times and about upcoming exhibits as well as for the official tourist information centre within it.

What’s special about Shrewsbury?

Shrewsbury is famous for the many medieval buildings dotted around the town centre – there are over 600 protected under Listing Building status along.  There is a Benedictine monastery, the stunning sandstone Shrewsbury Castle and many timber frames black and white buildings in the town centre.  There are also plenty of green spaces such as Quarry Park, a 28-acre site used for the Annual Flower Show.  Shrewsbury is also famous for being the birthplace of Charles Darwin, who created the modern theory of evolution and there are many sites associated with him around the city.