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Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Sights

Shrewsbury Abbey

  • Abbey Foregate Map It
  • Shrewsbury
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 05/29/2014

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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.

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Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6BS, England

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  • Free
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–4; Nov.–Mar., daily 10:30–3; last entry 15 mins before closing

Updated 05/29/2014


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