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Shrewsbury Abbey

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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A lot of history to be found in here. Nice to just sit and take it all in. Some of the staff can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

The abbey was a find, so peaceful and interesting, lots of little notes of history around the abbey... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MadMike248
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
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

1  Thank Iverette
Reviewed 14 November 2017

I am a fairly regular visitor here, mainly involved in musical activities. At times I do get the opportunity to look around, I particularly like the stonework around the altar area. Having the opportunity to be at one end of the building for a good...More

Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The abbey was not what we were expecting. We were expecting ruins. That said it was an interesting visit, plenty of interesting facts. Good history and a very peaceful atmosphere.worth a visit

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A lovely tranquil Abbey with a wealth of history to explore. Very friendly volunteers were at hand to answer any questions you may have. worth a visit

1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Well worth a visit and reading of the history associated with the Abbey. History covers a lot of themes and periods. Always well kept and recieved by the staff. Thank you

Thank Richard186466
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Very nice Abbey clean cool and spiritual. Parking is difficult best use the park & ride to get into town..

1  Thank John G
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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.