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Address: Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
Phone Number:
+44 1743 232723
10:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 15:00

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My Favorite Place-Steeped in History

I loved the quaintness of the Shrewsbury Abbey. We passed by it everyday on our way into town and would stop by a light a candle and request a pray service. A must to see-enjoy

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Coreen D
Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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141 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved the quaintness of the Shrewsbury Abbey. We passed by it everyday on our way into town and would stop by a light a candle and request a pray service. A must to see-enjoy

Thank Coreen D
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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761 reviews
382 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful historic building (or the bit that is left of it after it was ransacked) has some wonderful architecture and if those wonderful warm red stone walls could speak they would have an incredible story to tell. Well worth going for a look in order to get an better understanding of the wealth of heritage that surrounds this place

Thank Jan W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to Shrewsbury then a visit to the Abbey is a must. The guide was very pleasant and the Abbey well worth a look around

Thank regulartraveller9999
Rugby, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a lover of architecture I was looking forward to seeing inside the abbey but I have to say, as abbeys go it's pretty drab. Good information signs around but felt dark and cold.

1 Thank Trevor Q
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It is very easy to get to there is a car park but as we were staying in the town we caught the number one bus from the station which dropped us off outside. Being smaller than most it is so easy to look round and enjoy.

Thank linda m
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A lovely cathedral, definitely worth a visit, for quiet reflection. Lovely stained glass windows full of history

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is an old Grade I listed building - and a very important historic Abbey. It's proper name is the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul. The Abbey started as a Benedictine monastery. It is now a parish church. St Peters Church and the parish hall have been renovated recently - and it looks very good. There are... More 

1 Thank Mazmannan
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Once a part of one of England's foremost Benedictine Abbeys, popularised by Ellis Peters in her Cadfael novels, this was clearly targeted by Henry VIII and Cromwell for its wealth and influence and was an early victim of dissolution and subsequent destruction with Victorian engineers providing the final act of vandalism by driving a new road through what was formerly... More 

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Presteigne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Abbey is one of the oldest and most important buildings in this historic city, providing lots of fascinating evidence of its past, with spectacular tombs dating back to medieval times. Very friendly volunteers provide information and look after the shop. There is a major appeal to improve visitor facilities in the Abbey and do more to promote it -... More 

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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Well worth a visit but would be better on a warm day as it was freezing inside so didn't look at everything in detail. Lovely Abbey though and really interesting.

Thank clairannie

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