Are you a fan of the 19th Century

scientist, Charles Darwin?

If so, this website is for you!  


This website aims to draw together key publications, media and websites on Charles Darwin for the enthusiast.

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The Mount, in Shrewsbury is Darwin’s childhood home.  It is not open to the public but you can get a glimpse of it from the roadside (highway also called the Mount, in Frankwell, Shrewsbury) For more information click here 



Shropshire Wildlife Trust now own part of the Mount’s former gardens.  They will be open to the public for educational visits in the near future.  For more information click here.



Walk along the Severn Way from Darwin’s Gardens (residential street in Frankwell, Shrewsbury) westwards, a route Darwin regularly used and from where you can see the Mount and its former wooded grounds.  For more information click here 



Go on a Darwin tour of the town of Shrewsbury, usually held in February as part of the Darwin Festival, of follow the Darwin Town Trail or find out more about him in Shrewsbury

For more information visit Shropshire Tourism, Visit Shrewsbury and Discover Darwin here.



To get inspiration from the county of Darwin’s birth, explore Shropshire’s countryside. For more  information visit Shropshire Hills AONB and Shropshire Walking here.





Visit the village of Maer.  For more information click here.  


Visit the estate of Maer Hall.


Explore the Staffordshire Countryside.  For more information click here


For a list of places around Britain linked with Darwin click here

Want to be inspired by some of the places Darwin visited in the Midlands?  Here are some ideas of where to visit!


Photos: & Bob Fisher