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Shrewsbury Abbey

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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Disappointing after making a special trip

We were expecting grounds to the Abbey from the space on the town map, but it's squashed onto a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nosliwoj
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Small Abbey but good to look around

Outside the town walls or at least over the river this is not a large Abbey. Free to visit and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter W
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
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"brother cadfael"
in 19 reviews
"ellis peters"
in 16 reviews
"henry viii"
in 7 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 33 reviews
"information boards"
in 13 reviews
"benedictine monks"
in 3 reviews
"lots of history"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 10 reviews
"medieval times"
in 5 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 8 reviews
"red stone"
in 3 reviews
"english bridge"
in 12 reviews
"busy road"
in 3 reviews
"interesting features"
in 4 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 6 reviews
"light a candle"
in 3 reviews
"thomas telford"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting grounds to the Abbey from the space on the town map, but it's squashed onto a small plot of land by a busy road and a residential road and appeared to us an ugly building. The grass surrounding was overgrown and there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outside the town walls or at least over the river this is not a large Abbey. Free to visit and worth a look around

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

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 12 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 29 March 2018

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 22 March 2018

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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mlaFrederick_MD
15 May 2018|
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Response from JofarmJo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there was a small car park and there were also lots of cars park on the street. I never used it, as I walk there from where I was staying.
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Susan E
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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.
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