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Shrewsbury Abbey

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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plenty to see

I am a fairly regular visitor here, mainly involved in musical activities. At times I do get the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cecil H
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Very Intersting Visit

The abbey was not what we were expecting. We were expecting ruins. That said it was an interesting... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Sue S
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 September 2017

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

1  Thank Welshwasp
Reviewed 21 August 2017 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

1  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

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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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