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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 23 May 2018

A column is a column, and it's difficult to discern one from another, unless it's in Trafalgar... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
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Shirehall Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND, England
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Reviewed 31 August 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.

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Reviewed 5 August 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

Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 23 May 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.

Reviewed 8 September 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

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Reviewed 5 September 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.

Thank shropshirenick
Reviewed 17 August 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!

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Reviewed 13 July 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

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Reviewed 8 May 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

Thank janwT2714TR
Reviewed 15 April 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

Thank TeahsDad
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The column is an amazing experience. I climbed it many times as a kid. Took my own kids up there a few years back. A friend just took her kids up there a month or so ago. Wonderfully narrow winding staircase and fabulous views of...More

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