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Lord Hill's Column

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Shirehall Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND, England
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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
KevinSadler2364
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Iconic Site In Shrewsbury

The Lord Hills Column is an iconic Shrewsbury landmark. You used to be able to get keys to up to... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
shropshirenick
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“open days” (3 reviews)
“spiral steps” (2 reviews)
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Shirehall Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND, England
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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

Thank KevinSadler2364
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!

Thank Steve M
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

Thank 973SimonR973
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 Jan W
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 Ade B
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

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had no idea this column could be visited so now we have to come back one day when we know it is open. We walked around it trying to see who this man was. He is called Rowland Hill so we thought it was...More

Thank Glynis98
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Having been to many different cities and climbed up towers, churches, offices etc. We booked up and scaled our towns Lord Hills column today on heritage day. A great talk at the bottom for 5mins then up the 172 spiral steps. Yes the views are...More

Thank lexington12
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We booked to be allowed to climb to the top of this historic tower and were pleased we did so. The views to the distance are impressive - but a toposcope that identified features would have helped! Buildings nearby are quite gruesome - especially the...More

Thank John W
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