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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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Nice place to visit

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the St Winifred stained glass window-a Welsh Saint. Small .gift shop -interesting features-pity no refreshments. The Wilfred Owen memorial would benefit from a path to it-did not like treading on the grass/bodies.

Thank liz1910
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shrewsbury Abbey is a very big parish church with part of it on the other side of Abbey Forgate the lid A5 Telford as a lot to answer for

Thank 240willyp
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not what you expect on first look as quite small for an abbey and more church like but on board outside is the full explanation of what you see in front of you and what should be there... the font is across the road in a small gardened area on its own for instance. Once inside the Abbey it's beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is part of the original Benedictine abbey which was dissolved by Henry VIII. There are some unusual gravestones and a strange mixture of architecture

Thank Weald
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Abbey Church is a short walk from the main centre of Shrewsbury. It doesn't look particularly impressive when you first see it but is slightly more appealing inside. Some useful history boards give a helpful background and time line. On our visit the heating was broken and that along with a general need of investment, could help to transform... More 

Thank NewMacDonald
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stopped at the Abbey on one day while driving around Shrewsbury. It was a beautiful building, we went inside and got some books, and visited with a couple of people who gave us good information. Took some nice photos, too!

Thank LaLasmith1950
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Beautiful large church with stunning stained glass windows. The church is open for visitors and is located about 10 minutes walk from the town centre.

Thank Karen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

what a church when you go in you go back in time and it has been kept very well.would recommend a day out and alot of caes around the area for a coffee and cake.

Thank gordon h
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

A donation entry system is in place and they rate it at £2 per person which seems fair. It is a fairly pretty abbey inside and the information around it is interesting. A lack of heating is certainly a problem for some in the winter but if you wrap up you will be ok. The volunteers are informative and helpful... More 

Thank Andrew C

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