Shrewsbury Abbey was prior to the Reformation a very large and wealthy house of the Benedictine Order.   What remains is only a small part of the original.

The Abbey is the location of the fictional Brother Cadfael books written by Ellis Peters / Edith Pargeter.

Local legend has it that in the 1960s a tunnel was found running the entire distance from Shrewsbury Abbey to Haughmond Abbey, some twelve miles away (see below).
 
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A picture published by Wilding of Shrewsbury, depicting the Royal Visit of the Princess of Wales, 1909

Wilding 1690 - Photo by Bartlett
 

Haughmond Abbey
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