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Shrewsbury Abbey

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
01743/232723
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Ranked #10 of 31 attractions in Shrewsbury
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A lovely building with lots of artifacts it could do more to atteact and interest visitors however it does have the advantage that entry is free unlike the great cathedrals of york etc. A must visit attraction when visiting Shrewsbury.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I wanted to see Shrewsbury Abbey. It was a small, compact building with a beautiful interior to photograph. Stained glass windows and I think I read it correctly that one of the tombs there is that of Queen Elizabeth the First's accountant! A donation is appreciated by the Abbey should you decide to visit.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We loved our visit to the Abbey, the staff were very helpful and attentive. The windows, items on show are lovely and it was lovely to be able to visit when it was quiet.

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Higher Bebington
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

an old abbey belonging to the Benedictine Monks .Very informative staff. Across the road is another part of the abbey

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Stockport Cheshire
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23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

well worth a visit......beautiful old building that I think is better than the small cathedral in Shrewsbury. Very helpful and pleasant staff to help tell you about the history of the place

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The Abbey is a little walk from the centre, not too far, and has some nice places to eat opposite it. There are some amazing old tombs and memorials dating from medieval times. The glass is mainly Victorian and not outstanding but the place is definitely worth a visit.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We visited the Abbey on our day trip to Shrewsbury. The lady at the entrance was very nice and offered a little presentation of the Abbey. She was very nice and very interesting to listen too. We then visited around. The texts and photos on the wall were informative and interesting. Very Nice Visit!

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed going around this abbey, I wanted to walk in the fictional monk Cadfael steps and get some idea of what life was like in the middle ages...It is a very interesting building, clearly loved by the residents of Shrewsbury.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is another great place to visit steeped in history. The Abbey is situated on the English Bridge side of town and is a short distance away from the immediate town centre. It´s also fortunate to have an amazing restaurant immediate opposite called The Peach Tree which I think is open every day and is definite worth popping in to... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Historic church - worth a visit. Open to visitors although worth checking mass times to ensure you get the opportunity to fully appreciate the interior.

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