Fodor's Expert Review Shrewsbury Abbey

Shrewsbury Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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 ups and downs, and retains a 14th-century west window above a Norman doorway. A more recent addition is a memorial to World War I poet Wilfred Owen. To reach the abbey from the center, cross the river by the English Bridge.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Free Historic District/Site

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Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury, Shropshire  SY2 6B5, England


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Rate Includes: Free, Free; donations of £2 encouraged

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