An eclectic leisure hotspot in the shadow of Shrewsbury's historic Abbey.
About Abbey Foregate
Located just outside the loop of the River Severn, Abbey Foregate is one of the gateways to Shrewsbury’s town centre. The English Bridge straddles the waterway connecting the suburb to historic Wyle Cop and the town square beyond.
Today, Abbey Foregate is a bustling suburb, home to independent eateries, one of Shrewsbury's Park and Ride hubs, as well as acting as one of the town's educational centres; hosting the English Bridge campus of Shrewsbury Colleges Group and the Shropshire Wildlife Trust's Cut Visitor Centre.
Abbey Foregate has been nestled on the banks of the Severn since Saxon times, and at the time of the Norman Conquest it formed part of the manors of one of Shropshire’s leading thegns, Siward. Shortly after the Conquest, it was acquired by Roger of Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, who later went on to found Shrewsbury Abbey.
Dominating the local skyline, Shrewsbury Abbey was founded in 1083 as a Benedictine Monastery by Roger de Montgomery, on the site of an existing Saon church. After the dissolution of the monasteries in the reign of King Henry VIII the part of the Abbey building which survived continues as a Parish Church - as it is to this day.
so many places to see
There has been a place of worship on the Shrewsbury Abbey site since Anglo-Saxon times. The Abbey was founded as a Benedictine Monastery by Roger de…
Open Today 10:00AM - 4:00PM
The Cut Visitor Centre, Shropshire Wildlife Trust
The Shropshire Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre and Shop, or The Cut, is a beautiful arrangement of buildings and garden situated near Shrewsbury…
Open Today 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Shrewsbury Colleges Group - English Bridge Campus
Shrewsbury Colleges Group has highly successful A-Level campuses known as 'Welsh Bridge Campus' and 'English Bridge Campus' as well as offering…
DRE & Co Chartered Accountants
Established in Oswestry in 1957, DRE & Co is a firm of chartered accountants, operating from six offices in Shropshire, the Midlands and North…
Havana Republic brings an essence of Cuba - the rum, the vibrant party atmosphere, and finger-lickin' great food to Shrewsbury! Open 7 days a week…
The Crown at Abbey Foregate is a well-established thriving community local pub, serving classic pub food and drinks all day. This dog-friendly…
Open Today 12:00PM - 11:00PM
The Peach Tree
The Peach Tree is situated directly opposite the historic Shrewsbury Abbey - a real Shropshire gem. You'll find the Peach Tree a relaxing…
Open Today 9:00AM - 5:30PM
so many things to do
Vivaldi Four Seasons at Christmas
Enjoy an outstanding musical evening in the run-up to Christmas with a performance of Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, in the…
Handel's Messiah at Shrewsbury Abbey
Shrewsbury School Community Choir presents their annual performance of Handel’s Messiah in the stunning Shrewsbury Abbey, conducted by Richard…
The Doodle Trail
'Shadow Doodles' are a new creation from Shrewsbury's very own Doodle Boy aka Joe Whale. These new characters have been hidden all over Shrewsbury.…
Forget the mini eggs this easter - giant eggs are taking over Shrewsbury! Twelve 1.5m high eggs have been hidden across Shrewsbury's town centre.…
Shrewsbury's free music, arts and creative festival is back for 2024! Keep your eyes peeled for more details coming soon.