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Shrewsbury Abbey

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Address: Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, England
Phone Number:
+44 1743 232723
10:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 15:00

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One of the glories of Shrewsbury

I always take visitors to Shrewsbury Abbey. I suppose I have been to the Abbey almost twenty times and yet it does not pall. The red sandstone of the building is warm and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Wendy L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always take visitors to Shrewsbury Abbey. I suppose I have been to the Abbey almost twenty times and yet it does not pall. The red sandstone of the building is warm and the stained glass windows are magnificent. But it is the niches and the weathered statues and the faded flags and worn flagstones that I find fascinating. It... More 

Thank Wendy L
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbey is a step back in time. Lovely atmosphere. The stained glass windows are beautiful. Photography is allowed at the cost of £1. It is free to look round but donations are welcomed. Open from 10.30am to 3pm in winter, but doors are closed at 2.45pm. It is open for longer in the summer subject to volunteers being available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very beautiful building which hints at a much more extensive past. The carving is superb around the pulpit, there are some excellent windows as well as some tombs unravaged by reformation and later puritan zeal. It is not over touriisty but has a fine little shop. Getting parking around the Abbey is easy and while it might seem a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely church with helpful volunteers and a better than average shop. Interesting and informative. Lots to see if you like history.

Thank Amanda V
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous evening in the most spectacular of settings. The Abbey is a real focal point for the town,the location is spectacular and the concert itself was superb

Thank Jane B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely old building with lots of interesting features. Staff friendly and informative. Good place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

There I see a very interesting tie in with the current exhibition in Shrewsbury Museum on the stained glass and other work of Margaret Rope. The Cathedral is a lovely building which has very helpful and knowledgeable people to explain anything.

1 Thank Shrewsbury_Meeps
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived just as a wedding was finishing - we were about to move on and go elsewhere, but decided to give it a chance. Luckily, everyone had left - apart from the organist, who continued playing as we wandered round. Lost of internal memorials; fantastic stained glass windows and other items of interest. Even outside, the way that there... More 

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Poynton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Rather disappointed that we could not go inside or get a descent photo outside. did manage to see a stream train going over the railway bridge behind.

Thank Cathy P
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Been coming here for over twenty years - mainly to perform music. Loads of history. Love the stained glass windows. It is a satisfying building to play music in - good acoustics. Being there for a rehearsal recently - pre 9 am - it was lovely to almost have the building to myself. Once could imagine Brother Cadfael coming round... More 

Thank Cecil H

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