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Shrewsbury Abbey

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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Better on the inside

It isn't the Abbey's fault that the surrounding area is now incredibly busy, especially the roads... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kath1722
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Great end to a day in Shrewsbury.

The solid, towering abbey church of St.Peter & St.Paul - a little way away from the city centre but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
deniscroissant
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It isn't the Abbey's fault that the surrounding area is now incredibly busy, especially the roads but it did ruin the experience slightly. The outside of the building wasn't as attractive as other Abbey's or Cathedrals that we have visited either. However, inside we were...More

Thank Kath1722
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The solid, towering abbey church of St.Peter & St.Paul - a little way away from the city centre but near the railway station so handy as a last attraction before the trip home! Cool & monumental inside with so much history attached, Shrewsbury Abbey is...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

On the day of my visit there was a 'bric-a-brack' sale in the abbey. I was disappointed with the abbey as the interesting features were spoilt by laminated plastic signs placed on them. It wasn't as large as I'd imagined but still worth a visit.

Thank Louise2902
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been a fan of the Cadfael books and the TV series for many years. Could not miss the chance to visit Shrewsbury Abbey (where they are set) whilst visiting our son's new home. Went as tourists on the Saturday, but as worshippers for sung...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just across the river from the town itself, the Abbey is a must see place. It’s a beautiful building, soaked in history. There are plenty of signs and information boards dotted around to help you get the most out of your visit. It’s had a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of the Brother Cadfael novels then you should absolutely visit the Abbey. Make sure you buy the walking tour book “In the Footsteps of Brother Cadfael” from the Abbey shop - it’s well worth it to orient yourself to the...More

Thank Miffy F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit when combining with other sights in Shrewsbury. Not very impressive from the outside as it is surrounded by small shops and houses as well as the original busy A5. In fact part of the original cathedral grounds were destroyed when Thomas...More

Thank Stephen T
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is such a beautiful church/Abbey with lots of history this is well worth a visit and learn about its history,it's my secret!!!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Well worth the short walk across the bridge from the town centre. Lovely architecture and stained glass windows. Big shiny organ.

1  Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We were expecting grounds to the Abbey from the space on the town map, but it's squashed onto a small plot of land by a busy road and a residential road and appeared to us an ugly building. The grass surrounding was overgrown and there...More

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mlaFrederick_MD
15 May 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 Dee M | 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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