Shrewsbury Abbey

Shrewsbury Abbey

Shrewsbury Abbey
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Gayle M
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
What an absolutely beautiful building. If there is a door open to a church, my husband and I will most definitely walk through it. We are not religious people but have absolute respect for the architecture and craftsmanship, which is fantastic here. In addition to the building, the volunteer guide we met today was a lovely lady who shared lots of information with us and was a real pleasure to talk to. I wish I had got her name but sadly I didn't. So to the lady who was in on 30th December 2021, thank you for talking to us, it made the visit so lovely (and thanks for looking after my boots while we wandered around). This is a must visit if you are in Shrewsbury!
Written December 30, 2021
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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK2,703 contributions
Dec 2021
There are several amazing churches in Shrewsbury and to me, this didn't compare with either St Mary's or St Chad's. It was a bit 'boring' even though I love Norman architecture!

The building is a shadow of its former self as much of the Abbey was pulled down after the Reformation, just leaving the nave. It is worth walking round the outside as the remains of pulled down walls can still be seen.

Don't miss the remains of the shrine to St Winefride on the north wall. She was a Welsh saint and her remains were brought to Shrewsbury to entice pilgrims to visit. There are other impressive tombs too.

The Abbey is popular as the home of the fictional monk Caefel, created by Ellis Peters.
Written December 13, 2021
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gingermags181267
Herne Bay, UK118 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Lovely abbey,a must see,lady have us a tour..very informative and fun..well worth it..lots to see n do in the town..
Written November 13, 2021
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Louise S
Middlesbrough, UK28 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
What a beautiful place, with a lovely, peaceful atmosphere. We bought a guidebook and spent over an hour looking round. The history is fascinating, from both before and after the reformation. Many thanks to the volunteer who gave us extra information. Would definitely recommend.
Written October 30, 2021
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martinu
Leominster, UK134 contributions
Oct 2021
Very, very helpful (voluntary) staff. Very interesting guide, history and many monuments. Well worth catching up on Cadfael's "home" territory.
Written October 28, 2021
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Mike
Glossop, UK268 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Worth a visit. There was a display of calligraphy and another on flower arranging going on when I visited, with some very original and inventive designs. Small cafe. May be closed when there is a function.
Written September 11, 2021
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Alison18
Wimbledon282 contributions
Jun 2021
we enjoyed our brief visit to the abbey and found the volunteer guide very helpful and knowledgeable. I'd recommend a visit if you're in the area.
Written September 2, 2021
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Moira160
Hoddesdon, UK119 contributions
Aug 2021
Really lovely inside and out. Old features. Parking very close. Staff very helpful and knowledgable . Should have soent more time there
Written August 21, 2021
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Lewis K
Prestatyn, UK1,520 contributions
Jul 2021
Although we didn't manage to get inside what we did see on the outside was very interesting. The boards outside the Abbey gave a very detailed description of the history along with photographs and illustrations.
Written August 7, 2021
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Alex
Shrewsbury, UK3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Excellent service, especially from Hannah! She could not have been more attentive to our needs! Lovely food & great atmosphere.
Written July 12, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM