St Mary's Church
The fabulous interior of this tall-spired medieval church contains an impressive collection of stained glass, including a 1340 window...
St Alkmond's Church
Dates from 912.
Hewn from flaking red Shropshire sandstone, the town castle contains the Shropshire Regimental Museum , plus fine views from Laura's...
With its traditional charms and 17th-century architecture, Loggerheads has a crop of small, cosy corners including the Poet's Room hung...
The sense of history is palpable in this beautifully preserved 16th-century hall, fronted by an elegant Elizabethan facade....
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Shrewsbury Abbey information
All that remains of a vast, cruciform Benedictine monastery founded in 1083 is the lovely red-sandstone Shrewsbury Abbey. Twice the setting for meetings of the English Parliament, the Abbey church lost its spire and two wings when the monastery was dissolved in 1540. It sustained further damage in 1826 when engineer Thomas Telford ran the London–Holyhead road right through the grounds. Nevertheless, you can still see some impressive Norman, Early English and Victorian features, including an exceptional 14th-century west window.
It's famous as the setting for Ellis Peters' Chronicles of Brother Cadfael .