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Shrewsbury Abbey

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Arrived just as free concert started fabulous afternoon

Arrived just as free concert started of violin and piano solo's plus duet fabulous afternoon in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Valerie B
Derby, United Kingdom
Interesting history to this once-important abbey church

This church is bigger than it seems from the outside! And at one point, before the Dissolution of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hong kong
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived just as free concert started of violin and piano solo's plus duet fabulous afternoon in this beautiful church did not want to leave what lovely surroundings

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is bigger than it seems from the outside! And at one point, before the Dissolution of the Monastries by Henry VIII, it comprised a whole complex of buildings that occupied the car park across the road. The history of the Benedictine Monastery and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbey church is a attractive church with the most stunning altar piece I have ever seen. The present Abbey church is all that remains of a much larger complex that was torn down by in the 19th century. A recommended site to visit whilst...More

Thank Capn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend a visit to this historical site. Lots and lots of historical information to read in addition to enjoying the visual aspects.

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed August 14, 2018

My lady being very interested in the beauty of old churches and Abbeys we had to see this one where a lot of Cadfael was filmed. It does not disappoint a splendid building in an excellent state of repair despite having been almost completely under...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed August 5, 2018

As I tend to go there to be involved in performing in concerts, at times I tend to not see the building as a visitor attraction. I do though have the opportunity to look round and there is definitely plenty to see as a visitor....More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Beautiful, historic abbey that is well worth the time to visit. In addition to the beautiful architecture, there are many historic sarcophaguses that have been relocated from other nearby churches that are very interesting to see.

Thank Middohio
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Although much of the 12th century Abbey was destroyed by King Henry VIII and the Puritans, the remains were restored in the Victorian period and there are magnificent stained glass windows and an altarpiece called the Pearson Reredos. Fans of Ellis Peters' novels about the...More

Thank Helen752013
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The abbey is located near the town centre and is easy to get to. The guides in the abbey are both interesting and informative. The windows are worth looking at and at the moment there is some interesting restoration work taking place.

Thank TD290765
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We walked to Shrewsbury Abbey having seen it from the town in the distance. Although less than half its former size, the abbey is still impressive and upon entering we were entertained for some time reading the display boards telling the history from medieval times...More

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May 15, 2018|
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Response from MadMike248 | Reviewed this property |
There's a public car park opposite - plenty of space. Walking distance into the town centre. If you are staying overnight, provided you get back to car early next morning, the ticket covers overnight.
Susan E
October 21, 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.