Haughmond Abbey: B5062, Shrewsbury SY4 4RW
Haughmond Hill Car Park: Upton Magna, Shrewsbury SY4 4RP
Not strictly in the centre of town but still an excellent place to visit in the Shrewsbury area, a mere 4 miles out of town. The Abbey itself is an excellent example of a medieval Augustinian monastery founded around the early 12th century. Now ruined it is still an impressive sight to behold, very photogenic. There’s a lovely picnic area too.
Just up the road is probably the best dog walking area in Shrewsbury that is run by the forestry commission. There are plenty of walks to choose from but try to get to the top of the hill; here you’ll have a commanding view of Shrewsbury and the Shropshire Hills. On a good day, you can see for miles around. All very dog friendly too, as you can imagine.