Shrewsbury Abbey
Shrewsbury Abbey
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK12,674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Whilst Shrewsbury Cathedral may be worth dropping into if you happen to be passing, it is certainly worth going out of your way to cross English Bridge to Shrewsbury Abbey, or, to give it its proper name, the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul. It is a beautiful building manned by friendly, helpful volunteers who are only too willing to relate to you the Abbey's history. Certainly worth spending some time here.
Written November 1, 2022
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CalBristol
Weston super Mare, UK2,147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Shrewsbury is one of those places that you always mean to visit yet never quite manage it but this time, I got there and visited the abbey church and well worth the time it was too! It was an very wet day but the volunteers at the small shop, were very welcoming and directed us to visit various items of interest. They also supplied laminated guide sheets to cover the main points of interest. The church was founded in 1080 and has some solid Norman architecture but was altered to conform to later architectural styles and satisfy the whims of the abbots. The lighting in the nave is somewhat stark and it could perhaps do with some local lighting to accent the Norman architecture. There are some splendid tombs including parts of St Winifred's tomb - readers of the Cadfael novels will know about the trials and tribulations of bringing the saint back to Shrewsbury!
Unfortunately none of the usual monastic buildings survive but even so, it is well worth a visit!
Written October 21, 2023
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Gayle M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SusanCN6973BA(family)
Over, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Stayed for a week at the beautiful Woodpeckers Cottage in lovely Grinshill. Setting was fantastic with ancient Grinshill woods as a backdrop. Perfect for warm summer evenings stroll before either going out to nearby restaurants or as a stunning week of Mediterranean a BBQ in the secluded and gorgeous courtyard. Would definitely go again and highly recommend. Plenty of places to visit from Hawkstone Follies, to Shrewsbury Town itself with the armoury, prison and Abbey. Couple of hours away from Snowdonia if you fancy a challenge!!
Written March 27, 2022
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Andrew L
Leigh, UK3,589 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Enjoyed a peaceful half hour in the abbey over lunchtime. Really good to wander around and sit & pray. Particularly enjoyed the prayer chapel and the various ancient tombs. Some of the stained glass windows are stunning as well. Slight downside were the staff / volunteers a bit loud at first. But I managed to find peace further away. Will go again particularly to pray.
Written March 28, 2020
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Louise S
Middlesbrough, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Glenn W
Warwickshire, UK133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Mother in law is a cadfael buff and wanted to go, she just lapped it up, spent a good 1 1/2 hours wandering around reading and taking in the place. worth the visit at any time.
staff are helpfull and have the knowledge.
Written April 11, 2015
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david n
Manchester, UK4,729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Chose to visit here and weren't disappointed. Friendly & welcoming volunteers who were amiable but not intrusive. Some nice decorative parts especially in the ceiling.
Written August 18, 2023
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Mary O
Bromsgrove, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
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.
Written April 6, 2014
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Susanne Jeanne R
Banbury, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
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.
Written January 26, 2014
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