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Shrewsbury Abbey

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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Elegant and atmospheric

Shrewsbury Abbey is one of the most beautiful of ancient churches I have visited. Not so grand as a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

Shrewsbury Abbey is a must see! The interior is amazing. It was near closing time, but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
+44 1743 232723
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shrewsbury Abbey is one of the most beautiful of ancient churches I have visited. Not so grand as a cathedral (although it is worthy of being one), but as full of history as any of the more well-known churches. The Abbey has a memorial which...More

Thank CarawayCumbria
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shrewsbury Abbey is a must see! The interior is amazing. It was near closing time, but the volunteer told us not to rush. The volunteer was very helpful with the history of the Abbey. The cemetery next to the church is very interesting.

Thank RosanneT304
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the quaintness of the Shrewsbury Abbey. We passed by it everyday on our way into town and would stop by a light a candle and request a pray service. A must to see-enjoy

Thank Coreen D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This wonderful historic building (or the bit that is left of it after it was ransacked) has some wonderful architecture and if those wonderful warm red stone walls could speak they would have an incredible story to tell. Well worth going for a look in...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 12 May 2017

If you are going to Shrewsbury then a visit to the Abbey is a must. The guide was very pleasant and the Abbey well worth a look around

Thank regulartraveller9999
Reviewed 27 April 2017

As a lover of architecture I was looking forward to seeing inside the abbey but I have to say, as abbeys go it's pretty drab. Good information signs around but felt dark and cold.

1  Thank Trevor Q
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It is very easy to get to there is a car park but as we were staying in the town we caught the number one bus from the station which dropped us off outside. Being smaller than most it is so easy to look round...More

Thank linda m
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A lovely cathedral, definitely worth a visit, for quiet reflection. Lovely stained glass windows full of history

Thank susanjholmes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is an old Grade I listed building - and a very important historic Abbey. It's proper name is the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul. The Abbey started as a Benedictine monastery. It is now a parish church. St Peters Church and...More

1  Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Once a part of one of England's foremost Benedictine Abbeys, popularised by Ellis Peters in her Cadfael novels, this was clearly targeted by Henry VIII and Cromwell for its wealth and influence and was an early victim of dissolution and subsequent destruction with Victorian engineers...More

Thank TimDiggle
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Susan E
Is the Abbey open every day?
21 October 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.