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Shrewsbury Abbey

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Now unbecomingly surrounded by busy roads, the abbey was founded in 1083 and later became a powerful Benedictine monastery. The abbey church has survived many vicissitudes and retains a 14th-century west window above a Norman doorway. A more recent addition is a memorial to the World War I poet, Wilfred Owen. To reach the abbey from the center, cross the river by the English Bridge.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Abbey Church, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BS
  • Phone: 01743/232723
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 10–4; Nov.–Mar., daily 10:30–3; last entry 15 mins before closing
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  • Location: Shrewsbury
Updated: 06-12-2013

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