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Shrewsbury Abbey

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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living history

How rare to find an ancient abbey that was not destroyed over the centuries! THere is a useful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nipomo, California
Covered in scaffolding at the moment

I didn’t know what time the Abbey closed. I arrived there about 2.50pm to find all the doors... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How rare to find an ancient abbey that was not destroyed over the centuries! THere is a useful history of the abbey in plaques along the walls. It was interesting to read how Ellis Peter's fictional Shrewsbury Abbey stories jib with the actual abbey history....More

Thank pourgirl1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn’t know what time the Abbey closed. I arrived there about 2.50pm to find all the doors locked, although it stated it was open until 3pm. A lady saw me trying the doors and said they had closed early because there were no visitors....More

1  Thank Iverette
Reviewed November 14, 2017

I am a fairly regular visitor here, mainly involved in musical activities. At times I do get the opportunity to look around, I particularly like the stonework around the altar area. Having the opportunity to be at one end of the building for a good...More

Thank Cecil H
Reviewed October 25, 2017

The abbey was not what we were expecting. We were expecting ruins. That said it was an interesting visit, plenty of interesting facts. Good history and a very peaceful atmosphere.worth a visit

Thank Sue S
Reviewed October 16, 2017

A lovely tranquil Abbey with a wealth of history to explore. Very friendly volunteers were at hand to answer any questions you may have. worth a visit

1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Well worth a visit and reading of the history associated with the Abbey. History covers a lot of themes and periods. Always well kept and recieved by the staff. Thank you

Thank Richard186466
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Very nice Abbey clean cool and spiritual. Parking is difficult best use the park & ride to get into town..

1  Thank John G
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Situated to the south east of the town across the river bridge this building looks drab from the outside but is more than worth a look. As a volunteer guide or information boards will tell you it is now only a proportion of the size...More

1  Thank Welshwasp
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

My son was christened here and I can't fault the people and the place. Gorgeous setting and the Reverend was fantastic! Especially as I have quite an active and noisey toddler - she was brilliant with him. A very special day, thank you

Thank Amycadle584
Reviewed August 17, 2017

A wonderful church that has survived 1000 years of history-including frequent floods! Good history of the site given & is a must for any Cadfael fans.

Thank Donal M
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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.