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Shrewsbury Abbey

Address: Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
Phone Number: 01743/232723
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Ranked #13 of 77 things to do in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Abbey offers an lovely insight into the history of Shrewsbury, suggest the visit is coupled with Shrewsbury Castle and museum.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Shrewsbury is a fantastic and unique place that I have wanted to come to for years and as I loved the books I had to visit the abbey to walk in Caedfael's fictional footsteps. I was a little hesitent about entering the abbey as there were a couple of staff lurking waiting to pounce however I perservered and found the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Abbey is a lovely place to visit and I highly recommend any tourist to go to, the service is lovely too and the people are welcoming too.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The vicar took the time to explain the history of the Abbey building and I bought a Caedfael book from the shop which he stamped with the Shrewsbury Abbey stamp:-) Very interesting visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were met by a volunteer guide who shared his passion for the Abbey before he left us to explore on our own. I am so glad he did as he helped set the scene and made things clearer so we could understand more about the Abbey. I loved this place, it was welcoming - as if the Benedictine Monks... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A good history lesson simply by walking around and reading the information boards. The staff have done a good job here making the visit more interesting than a simple wander.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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223 reviews 223 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have been visiting Shrewsbury Abbey for 21 years. I'm usually involved in rehearsals and concerts so always see it as a busy place. Occasionally I have had the opportunity to look around and take in the many delights. Yesterday was one of those special days when I arrived very early for an event and therefore had the chance to... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The abbey at Shrewsbury is one of my favourite churches in the Marches. The only tragedy is that Telford decided to drive his road so close to the abbey's walls ( and through some of the monastic buildings ). Some of the buildings around the abbey remain, and some parts of the abbey date back to the 12th century. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I visited here a few days ago and really enjoyed it. As the abbey is still an active church it has retained its sacred, hushed feel. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgable and the surrounding graveyard is peaceful and beautiful. It was wonderful, walking around inside and out of this abbey and thinking of all the feet that had stepped... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A treasure trove of history and artefacts with local and regional significance. The high windows let light flood into the building and show off the carvings and architecture. Much of the impression cannot be captured in print so well worth a visit.

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