Shropshire Abbeys & Priories
Shropshire has collected a few abbeys and priories over the centuries, most now sadly left as haunting ruins. However, all of them have been preserved and are accessible to the public.
Lilleshall Abbey is the remains of a twelfth and thirteenth-century medieval monastry. The remains of the church and other large domestic buildings can still be seen.
Much Wenlock Priory
The spectacular ruins of Much Wenlock Priory are from the 12th century church that belonged to the Cluniac monastry.
When people think of Shrewsbury Abbey, they think of Brother Cadfael. The Chronicles, written by Ellis Peters are inspired by medieval Shrewsbury.
Built on the grounds of a medieval nunnery, it was to White Ladies Priory that Charles II then a Prince was first taken, after fleeing from Worcester.