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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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Interesting visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
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Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
685 helpful votes 685 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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