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Bath Abbey

Bath BA1 1LT, England
+44 1225 422462
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Begun in 1499 by Bishop King, this is England's last great medieval church, dissolved in 1539 and now serving as a parish church.
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  • Average5%
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Bath BA1 1LT, England
+44 1225 422462
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovly but choose times carfully dont bother with weekends very touristy, but great place and lots plases to get awayfrom croweds

Thank jamesmansfield5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Bath Abbey is beautiful inside and out. It is a fully functioning church and while we were there a vicar was giving a talk on healing. The stain glass windows are breath taking the details and colours second to none. Christian Art at it's...More

Thank Jam B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely Abbey, very impressive stained glass windows. A mix of old and new altar cloths and candle sticks. Lots of fascinating old memorial plaques and carvings. We visited on a Saturday but heard the bells ringing on the Sunday. Wonderful sound.

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend, if possible, taking the tower tour right before sunset. It was a beautiful sight to see from the top of The Bath Abbey.

Thank shirtpeople
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were lucky as the musicians were practicing during our visit. It was very moving to have a wander round with the singer and orchestra playing.

Thank alleng5
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is so much history to see here and the architecture and art are wonderful. The Abbey tours are guided, so start and end at predetermined times.

Thank Torontopanda88
Reviewed 4 days ago

Bath Abbey is beautiful . Booked a tower tour which was excellent ! Opportunity to go up the towers , see the bells and the clock face ( literally sat behind the clock face) and walked across two different parts of the roof. Great way...More

Thank alandand
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bath Abbey is one of the most inviting large churches I have visited. It is located right in the midst of the most bustling area in the city, a few blocks from the train station, the Roman Baths, the Assembly Room, shops and restaurants. We...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and a group of 5 friends decided to take the guided tower tour of Bath Abbey last Saturday. The cost of the tour was £6 per adult. Our tour guides were Jazz and George and they were absolutely brilliant. The tour was really interesting,...More

Thank Niamh M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my daughter and she convinced me to do the bell tower tour up 212 very narrow steps. Got just over half way up and thought I might keel over.... but kept going with encouragement from her (there really isnt much choice as the...More

Thank Tina M
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Diane C
9 June 2015|
Response from Barry C |
Check restaurant menus from the City but there are no restaurant facilities within Bath Abbey at this time. Return in three years time and there should be excellent facilities
19 May 2015|
Response from Barry C |
I am a Tower Tour Guide at Bath Abbey. The spiral stairs are enclosed within the Towers and being five hundred years old, they are not open tread. The stairs have been restored and are all in good condition. You cannot see... More