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Shrewsbury Abbey

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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The interior will surprise you

It will surprise you when you enter this Abbey. So decieving from the outside . Such a lot to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
happywanderers11
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Leek, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit - very educational

Definitely worth a couple of hours when visiting Shrewsbury. Apart from the Eccleisiastical and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mikeaberks
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Reading, United Kingdom
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All reviews brother cadfael ellis peters henry viii well worth a visit information boards benedictine monks voluntary donation wonderful building lots of history medieval times tv series red stone interesting visit interesting features english bridge stained glass windows thomas telford
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a hotchpotch of architectural styles. It has suffered due to Henry's dissolution, Telford's road building and now a nearby Asda Car park. A repository for tops of tombs from other churches

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It will surprise you when you enter this Abbey. So decieving from the outside . Such a lot to see. Wonderful Norman arches, many monuments assembled from other churches. Make sure you take a look at the high altar triptych, a beautiful piece of craftsmanship....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a couple of hours when visiting Shrewsbury. Apart from the Eccleisiastical and architectural beauty of the building, which makes it well worth the visit, there are a large number of ‘posters’ which give a chronological account of the life of the Abbey, bringing...More

Thank mikeaberks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we only had a short time here because a funeral was about to take place.We could however see that the abbey was very special and peaceful with lots of history.There is parking opposite so that's not a problem.

Thank glyn l
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Full of interest and with information boards going through the history of the ages it has seen, without being long winded and boring. Some magnificent, stone monuments to dead worthies of the town.

Thank Jean W
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Well worth a visit, read the plaques in the entrance as really interesting how generous some folk were. Great glass in the windows, from all over the place. Free entrance but donations were welcomed although no pressure on you to give anything, if you couldn't...More

Thank Buckko
Reviewed September 5, 2018

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 September 2, 2018

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

Thank patinhongkong
Reviewed September 1, 2018 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 August 28, 2018

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

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mlaFrederick_MD
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.
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Susan E
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Response from deem209 | 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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