Shrewsbury Area Code: 01743
Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire and has a population of over 71,000. The historic town is home to over 600 listed buildings and the town centre still displays the classic medieval street plan. The town’s history stretches back to 800 AD where it was founded as a fortified settlement. There is also evidence that the town was home to a mint in the year 900 AD.
During the Second World War, Shrewsbury was one of the few towns to be spared the air raid bombings and the region had only three reported casualties from air raids. Nowadays, Shrewsbury is a popular shopping destination and is home to four large shopping complexes. The visitor economy was worth over £115 million in 2001 and currently employs over 2,500 local people.
What is the Shrewsbury area code?
The area code for Shrewsbury is 01743. This is a standard five-digit area code followed by a six-digit local phone number. All homes and businesses in the Shrewsbury area are able to use this geographical landline number.
Locations using the Shrewsbury area code
The following locations in the Shrewsbury area all use the 01743 area code.
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If you receive a call from a phone number using the 01743 dialling code, it is highly likely that the call is from a home or business landline based in the Shrewsbury area. However, with modern technology it is possible to use an area code without any geographical link to the region, so using the 01743 area code isn’t a guarantee that the caller is located in the area.
How much does it cost to call the 01743 area code?
The 01743 area code is a standard geographical landline number, which means it is charged at the same rate as any other landline number, including 01, 02 and 03 numbers. All calls will be charged at the same standard rate, which includes a connection fee followed by a duration fee. This means that longer calls will be more expensive.
Most call providers include free minutes to landline numbers or free calls to landline numbers at certain times such as evenings and weekends. If you have free minutes in your phone plan, you will be able to use these minutes to call any number using the 01743 area code.
Can I call the 01743 area code from outside the UK?
Yes, most Shrewsbury area code numbers will accept calls from outside the UK. In order to call the Shrewsbury area code from outside the UK, you will need to amend the phone number to include the international dialling code. To do this, you must first dial +44 or 0044. You will then need to omit the first zero from the area code and then dial the number as normal.
Do I need to dial the Shrewsbury area code for local calls?
This will depend on how you are making the call. If you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the Shrewsbury area, you will need to use the local area code. If you are calling from a landline using the 01743 area code, you will be able to drop the area code and just dial the six-digit local phone number.
Popular numbers using the 01743 area code
The following are some of the most popular attractions in Shrewsbury which use the 01743 dialling code.
Shrewsbury Flower Show – 01743 234050
Shrewsbury Castle – 01743 358516
Shrewsbury Abbey – 01743 232723
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery – 01743 258885