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An impressive doric column topped by a 17 ft statue

Lord Hills Column is by the Column Roundabout at the end of Abbey Foregate. It is next to Shire... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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I only saw the Lord Hill's Column whilst driving by but it's impactful and imposing. It's probably... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2018
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Shirehall Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND, England
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

Lord Hills Column is by the Column Roundabout at the end of Abbey Foregate. It is next to Shire Hall, which allows free short term parking. Probably the best view of the column is from the side of Shire Hall, since Lord Hill is looking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Situated near to the Courts and Council Buildings is the towering Colum of Lord Hill. Worth taking a look at before working your way into the town centre.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank The_LIVERPOOL_Hales
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Most people seemed to have visited from the outside or viewed it by driving past as I have done for 25 years. But on this occasion I was extremely lucky to be part of a group that had a guided tour and the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cecil H
Reviewed May 23, 2018

I only saw the Lord Hill's Column whilst driving by but it's impactful and imposing. It's probably worth a longer visit but isn't worth coming a log way to see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed September 8, 2017

A column is a column, and it's difficult to discern one from another, unless it's in Trafalgar Square. This one is high, and is a fitting tribute to Lord Hill

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed September 5, 2017

The Lord Hills Column is an iconic Shrewsbury landmark. You used to be able to get keys to up to the top in the Shirehall, I dont know whether you still can.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank shropshirenick
Reviewed August 17, 2017

The column is an unmissable landmark in the Abbey Foregate. I regret it was closed when we visited but we learnt a lot just by walking around at ground level and interpreting the information. It's imposing, it's massive - don't miss it!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

You can't miss this imposing column going in or out of Shrewsbury. It draws immediate comparison with that other bloke in Trafalgar Square and wins... Unable to climb today but great views from the surrounding hills. If you're young and fit, book it and give...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 973SimonR973
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

We were just passing through Shrewsbury and this imposing column is a most unexpected sight. We hadn't a clue who it commemorated so went off to the website to read about it. We must come back and climb it another day. It's absolutely incredible

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We booked to climb the tower and after paying our contribution, it was explained that it is a lifetime membership and entitles us to visit the column again without further payment. The open days are run by volunteers who do an excellent job. After climbing...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank TeahsDad
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