Shrewsbury’s always attracted visitors with a passion for history, and one of its most popular attractions dates all the way back to 1082. Shrewsbury Abbey may be one of the region’s most iconic sights, but we love the fact that it also remains one of the most welcoming. Originally founded as a Benedictine Monastery in the year 1083, the abbey’s well-known for the Brother Cadfael mysteries, and the novels that were inspired by the abbey are still popular today.
Whether you’re happy just to pop in and wander the grounds, or you’re keen to pick up one of the guided tours that bring the abbey’s history to life, you can look forward to a warm welcome all year round. Entry into the abbey’s free, and you’ll see the name of the late poet Wilfred Owen on the memorial tablet inside, as he lived in the parish between 1910 and 1918.