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Shrewsbury Abbey

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Extraordinarily interesting enhanced by excellent and friendly guides.

A highlight was a Sikh girl buying rosary beads from an Anglican abbey to use in her religion... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bruce J
An impressive Norman nave, make sure you visit when the Abbey is open

Shrewsbury Abbey is in Abbey Foregate across the English Bridge from Shrewsbury Town Centre. The... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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All reviews brother cadfael ellis peters henry viii well worth a visit information boards voluntary donation wonderful building lots of history medieval times tv series english bridge stained glass windows thomas telford interesting features steeped in history interesting visit an interesting place
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A highlight was a Sikh girl buying rosary beads from an Anglican abbey to use in her religion. Enquired if it was OK I assured her it was. A nearby shop sells rosaries but the Catholic Church does not want there to be unfair competittion...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shrewsbury Abbey is steeped in history, however it is undergoing renovation and as such your visit is slightly restricted

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John K
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Shrewsbury Abbey - sounds very grand. It isn't. It was shut when we went there - at Christmas. Go figure. From the outside it's just a manky, run-down church with no grounds, squashed between 2 main roads. Shame.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Olicanan
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Shrewsbury Abbey is in Abbey Foregate across the English Bridge from Shrewsbury Town Centre. The construction of Abbey Foregate by Thomas Telford led to the destruction of most of the remains of the monastic buildings, leaving just the Abbey Church. I was lucky to find...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

It is a hotchpotch of architectural styles. It has suffered due to Henry's dissolution, Telford's road building and now a nearby Asda Car park. A repository for tops of tombs from other churches

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnahall
Reviewed 7 November 2018

It will surprise you when you enter this Abbey. So decieving from the outside . Such a lot to see. Wonderful Norman arches, many monuments assembled from other churches. Make sure you take a look at the high altar triptych, a beautiful piece of craftsmanship....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank happywanderers11
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Definitely worth a couple of hours when visiting Shrewsbury. Apart from the Eccleisiastical and architectural beauty of the building, which makes it well worth the visit, there are a large number of ‘posters’ which give a chronological account of the life of the Abbey, bringing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Unfortunately we only had a short time here because a funeral was about to take place.We could however see that the abbey was very special and peaceful with lots of history.There is parking opposite so that's not a problem.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank glyn l
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Full of interest and with information boards going through the history of the ages it has seen, without being long winded and boring. Some magnificent, stone monuments to dead worthies of the town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jean W
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Well worth a visit, read the plaques in the entrance as really interesting how generous some folk were. Great glass in the windows, from all over the place. Free entrance but donations were welcomed although no pressure on you to give anything, if you couldn't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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15 May 2018|
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Response from MadMike248 | Reviewed this property |
There's a public car park opposite - plenty of space. Walking distance into the town centre. If you are staying overnight, provided you get back to car early next morning, the ticket covers overnight.
Susan E
21 October 2016|
Response from deem209 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know it is. When I lived in Shrewsbury it certainly was open every day.