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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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Great venue, very unusual atmosphere and worhta visit

Try this wonderful venue, the food is great and the atmosphere was vibrant on the Saturday we went! The also have a great selection of wines and spirits, if you like Gin, this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
stevenalexandra
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Whitchurch, Shropshire
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Whitchurch, Shropshire
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Try this wonderful venue, the food is great and the atmosphere was vibrant on the Saturday we went! The also have a great selection of wines and spirits, if you like Gin, this was good!

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Washington, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful building not to be missed when visiting Shrewsbury. It is free to enter but voluntary donations are suggested. The volunteer guide gave us lots of good and interesting facts to ponder on and we really enjoyed looking round the abbey. Go see it and you will love it.

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Thank Rob N
Bristol, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much you can say about such a majestic, humbling building and experience. You need to visit to appreciate it for what it is and it's history. There is a recommended £2 voluntary donation for entry which is more than acceptable. Most enjoyable visit with a number of volunteers on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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Thank gazzaman69
Upstate NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parts of the Abbey date from the 11th century, truly awe inspiring for us American visitors. A charming volunteer was very helpful and informative, and the historic aspects of the Abbey were well documented without detracting a bit from the fact that it is still a living parish. Lovely.

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Thank Anglophile47
Chester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to locate only a short walk over the river bridge, this is an enjoyable visit back into the history of Shrewsbury. It is a sanctuary of peace that has existed on its site since the 10th Century, has a number of interesting items on show including the name of Wilfred Owen on its First World War memorial. Worth a... More 

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Thank honestopinions1
Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shrewsbury Abbey is well worth a visit. Full interesting history and ancient tombs. Lots of history information boards inside and very helpful staff. Cross the road to see the remains of the infirmary and the Refectory Pulpit.

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Thank John M
Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Abbey which is just a short walk from the town centre. Beautiful stained glass windows, the history of the abbey is on information boards on the walls. Well worth a visit

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Thank Jane D
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you walk in you are taking back by all the colourful stain glass windows and just how big it is inside. A beautiful place to visit. Highly recommended.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Barring our small, well behaved corgi from entering seemed a bit mean-spirited and took the edge off this visit for me. The Abbey itself is okay and had remnants of various architectural styles spanning over 900 years on view and some beautiful stain glass windows but had to rush around as didn't want to leave my wife and dog hanging... More 

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Doncaster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the abbey as my husband is a lover of the Cadfael stories. He was a little disappointed that it wasnt as he imagined but at the same time it was a lovely old church. Lots of information is displayed around the walls. The ladies who were on duty in the church were very friendly and knowledgeable. A... More 

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