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Shrewsbury Abbey

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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All that remains of the Abbey is the Parish church. Don't let this put you off visiting as it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
A really interesting place to visit with friendly staff

I had a hour free in Shrewsbury and thought I'd visit the abbey. It's well sign posted and about 10... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart C
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Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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Reviewed 3 days ago

All that remains of the Abbey is the Parish church. Don't let this put you off visiting as it still gives you the 'feeling' of what the Abbey must have been like when it was home to the Benedictine monks. Look for the St Benedict...More

Thank Trojana47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a hour free in Shrewsbury and thought I'd visit the abbey. It's well sign posted and about 10 minutes walk from the the centre of Shrewsbury. The entrance is on the side. Entry is free although a donation is preferred. The staff are...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once one of the richest Benedictine monasteries in England, now a remnant rescued by the Victorians and the local parish church. But non-the-less interesting, packed with things to see. Including pictures of Abbey and neighbourhood flooded by the River Severn. We visited on a Wednesday...More

Thank BarrieLV
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely old building with fantastic stained glass windows. On entering, one of tne volunteers hands out a plan of the Abbey detailing points of interest with historical information. There is no fixed entrance fee, just a suggestion of the amount to donate...More

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shrewsbury Abbey is a very peaceful and beautiful church with lots of interesting details. Nice and friendly staff as well.

Thank Ylva H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if you're in the area. Built of warm red stone, the abbey has survived a great deal of history - the dissolution, civil war and several floods. No charge for entry - all they ask is a £2 donation per person....More

Thank grindrod_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This abbey was initially inspired by a kinsman of William the Conqueror-Roger de Montgomery! He is buried here and about 100 years after his death an effigy was created in his memory. This is mind blowing! After all this time the abbey remains in use...More

Thank margandwally
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you are in Shrewsbury- good location. Plenty of parking nearby and not too far to walk to the river or to the town centre for the main shopping area. Keep an open mind

Thank Michael T
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Shrewsbury Abbey is one of the most beautiful of ancient churches I have visited. Not so grand as a cathedral (although it is worthy of being one), but as full of history as any of the more well-known churches. The Abbey has a memorial which...More

Thank CarawayCumbria
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Shrewsbury Abbey is a must see! The interior is amazing. It was near closing time, but the volunteer told us not to rush. The volunteer was very helpful with the history of the Abbey. The cemetery next to the church is very interesting.

Thank RosanneT304
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Susan E
October 21, 2016|
Response from Dee M | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know it is. When I lived in Shrewsbury it certainly was open every day.