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Shrewsbury Abbey

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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Went in as the Sunday service was ending. We were greeted and welcomed by the Vicar. Everyone was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jean C
,
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Interesting

Free entry, not a big abbey and doesn't take long to go round it. Scaffolding up at the moment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grahamjw691
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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  • Average8%
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Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
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+44 1743 232723
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"brother cadfael"
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"ellis peters"
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"henry viii"
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"well worth a visit"
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"information boards"
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"benedictine monks"
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"lots of history"
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"beautiful building"
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"medieval times"
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"interesting visit"
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"red stone"
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"english bridge"
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"busy road"
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"interesting features"
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"steeped in history"
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"light a candle"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went in as the Sunday service was ending. We were greeted and welcomed by the Vicar. Everyone was very friendly and helpful providing us with a page of interesting facts of the Abbey as we walked round.

Thank Jean C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry, not a big abbey and doesn't take long to go round it. Scaffolding up at the moment which spoilt the visit somewhat.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when we walked into the Abbey and were greeted by warm welcomes from the staff and a handout with how to navigate the abbey to make the most of its historical information boards. (Nor was there any unpleasant pressure from the...More

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Abbey on Palm Sunday and wasn’t even thinking about church services. We arrived at 11am and church had already started so we sat in the back and crashed the party. After the services we walked around the building and meet Father Paul...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would highly recommend this place, steeped in history. You can come here for some quiet reflection. Well worth a visit.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

A lot of history to be found in here. Nice to just sit and take it all in. Some of the staff can be very helpful. Take your time to have a good look around this place.

Thank 7shrewsburypaul
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The abbey was a find, so peaceful and interesting, lots of little notes of history around the abbey to read. Staff were helpful.

Thank JofarmJo
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Lots of interesting history and facts inside, beautiful alter and features. Staff eager and willing to chat and inform.

Thank MadMike248
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

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

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As far as I know it is. When I lived in Shrewsbury it certainly was open every day.
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