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St Marys Church

St Mary's Street, Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF, England
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Ranked #8 of 33 Attractions in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Beautiful church, with the most magnificant collection of stained glass, with examples of different styles from the 14th to the 19th centuries, all... more »
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We (party of seven) visited the church and were blessed beyond our wildest expectation. The delightful lady steward/guide was effervescent in here delight to have sympathetic and interested listeners as she first gave the history of the stained glass windows and then allowed us into places not open to the general public. What a shame that the church is only... More

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Arthog, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This church is famed mainly for the height of its spire and the extraordinary Jesse window with its jewel-like stained glass but is well worth visiting for far more than that. Its links with the Drapers Guild from the time when Shrewsbury was a hub of the wool trade are evident in the Drapers Chapel where we were lucky enough... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

St. Mary the Virgin's church, located in the town centre, has the third highest spire in England and is now the only complete Medieval church in Shrewsbury. It dates from Saxon times with later additions and the main attraction has to be the internationally renowned collection of stained glass, collected from all over Europe by a former vicar. The huge... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The sandwich was quite good, but the ladies who are serving need to buck up their act. No welcome, no hello, slow to deliver drinks (and food) and they ran out of brown bread. A lot of time spent whispering to each other which created a rather tense atmosphere. Granted they are working in pretty cramped circumstances, but a bit... More

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Llandudno Junction, Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely stained glass windows and as with all the churches in Shrewsbury, you are welcome to have a look around.

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UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A patchwork of different styles, stone, and glass makes a very pleasing whole. The stained glass was purchased from around the world, except the rightly famous 14th century Jesse window, which had been in Shrewsbury all along. Well worth a guided tour to get the most out of the place.

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Chelmsford
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Amazing collection of glass and a sense of peace. Taken round by a volunteer who knew the history of this ancient church so well.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A real surprise. Very interesting church, lovely glass and organ. Helpful volunteers. Would visit St Marys again.

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Stockport Cheshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Old and lovely church who obviously have lots of activities on, there was a vintage fair on when we visited and a visiting mobile tea room that was lovely. Worth a visit

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

There is a wonderful collection of stained glass in this redundant Church which is under the care of the Churches' Conservation Trust. A lot of it is medieval and the East Window (Jesse Window) is very good indeed. The carved roof is also fabulous. The Church is open most of the time and free to visit.

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