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Shrewsbury Abbey

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Address: Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
Phone Number: 01743/232723
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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Following in Cadfaels footsteps

As an avid Cadfael fan, I was really pleased to wander around all of the places that are mentioned in the books. The Abbey itself is an interesting building full of character and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I live locally and have ventured inside a few times, but went again today with hubby. We do not fnd this a particularly striking Abbey compared to others, as it can be a bit dark but it has a good welcoming vibe, essential for any place of worship. Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy the Ellis Peters "Edith Pargeter"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

As an avid Cadfael fan, I was really pleased to wander around all of the places that are mentioned in the books. The Abbey itself is an interesting building full of character and charm. The surrounding town is one of the most photographic that I have visited. I would rate this as essential for anyone with an interest in history... More 

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Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Although what is left of the Abbey is small, there is still lots to see. It is an interesting place and lots of info provided as you walk round. As a big fan of Brother Cadfael I had to visit, and although Cadfael is a fictional character you could get a sense of what it would have been like to... More 

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Warwickshire
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33 attraction reviews
690 helpful votes 690 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Mother in law is a cadfael buff and wanted to go, she just lapped it up, spent a good 1 1/2 hours wandering around reading and taking in the place. worth the visit at any time. staff are helpfull and have the knowledge.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great stained glass windows. Well worth a visit if you are in the area to see ancient burial stones from years ago.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is one of the focal points in Shrewsbury, a good place for a landmark if you're trying to find the rest of your party. Inside it's quiet and reflective, lovely for a wander around and to soak up the atmosphere. It's a shame I can't review Shrewsbury as a whole - there's some winding little streets near to the... More 

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Hampshire
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Almost 926 years old, The Abbey is a real gem. Close to the centre of town it houses the tomb of William the conquerors right hand man De Montgomery. And one can only wonder what people must have thought when it was built almost a thousand years ago....... Well worth a visit and your support.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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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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382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
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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