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St Marys Church

Address: St Mary's Street, Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF, England
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Ranked #9 of 30 Attractions in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
13 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is truly a most beautiful historic church. We've been impressed by small churches in our time and this one is right up there with the best. A beautiful church in a beautiful town.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This fascinating old church is well known for its beautiful stained glass windows. It is no longer a place of worship, but very innovertive trustees have diversified & hold regular Vintage Fairs, as well as some concerts. There is a small cafe inside which can do soups as well as cake & coffee. Wheelchair access is easy for the building... More 

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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a beautiful church that is no longer used for religious purposes on any regular basis. I used to quite enjoy visiting here (I spend quite a lot of time in Shrewsbury) I found that once a café was added, the whole experience was diminished somewhat. The café is wildly overpriced and I would avoid stopping there (there are... More 

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What a lovely way to emply an old church. We visited on a Saturday afternoon with a chocolate festival taking place. Nice cafe with lovely food. Staff were a little glum though!

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ChCh
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This church is amazing, you must see the stain glass windows and the amazing ceiling. there also is a fantastic charity card shop and events organised there.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have visited St. Mary's church over many years - it's tall spire is like a beacon of hope in Shrewsbury. It is a beautiful church that has a quiet peacefulness - well worth a visit when you are in Shrewsbury!

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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