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Shrewsbury Abbey

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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Well worth the walk to it

Situated to the south east of the town across the river bridge this building looks drab from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
South Wales

My son was christened here and I can't fault the people and the place. Gorgeous setting and the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Welshwasp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 17 August 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
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Abbey of today is only a portion of the original Norman abbey complex. Lots of easy-to-read information panels inside the building; excellent stewards who are happy to explain things and 'flesh out' the history. An excellent little coffee shop in the north aisle and...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Set just over the English bridge this Abbey may be smaller than in the past, but is still mightily impressive inside and out

Thank wrightjw1
Reviewed 6 August 2017

as well as a lot of written information available in the abbey we were joined by a guide who furnished us with even more interesting detail of the abbey's history. well worth a visit

Thank Rusty N
Reviewed 21 July 2017

All that remains of the Abbey is the Parish church. Don't let this put you off visiting as it still gives you the 'feeling' of what the Abbey must have been like when it was home to the Benedictine monks. Look for the St Benedict...More

Thank Trojana47
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I had a hour free in Shrewsbury and thought I'd visit the abbey. It's well sign posted and about 10 minutes walk from the the centre of Shrewsbury. The entrance is on the side. Entry is free although a donation is preferred. The staff are...More

1  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Once one of the richest Benedictine monasteries in England, now a remnant rescued by the Victorians and the local parish church. But non-the-less interesting, packed with things to see. Including pictures of Abbey and neighbourhood flooded by the River Severn. We visited on a Wednesday...More

Thank BarrieLV
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a lovely old building with fantastic stained glass windows. On entering, one of tne volunteers hands out a plan of the Abbey detailing points of interest with historical information. There is no fixed entrance fee, just a suggestion of the amount to donate...More

Thank Pauline B
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Susan E
21 October 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.

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