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Bath Abbey

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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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Bath BA1 1LT, England
+44 1225 422462
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Reviewed yesterday

Very impressive church. Great ceiling. Still has service but possible to go in even on Sunday. We went after 4:30 pm. There is some renovation work but it was out of the way for practical purposes. They do expect about 4 GBP donation per-person which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank agaurav
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The stain glass is beautiful, the building itself is majestic. Very interesting history in each stone. Must see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maria_nee07
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A truly beautiful Abbey , and worth seeing ! The art works are spectacular and so are the stained glass windows . Really inspiring and amazing architecture .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandy D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came to visit this ancient Benedictine site and found very connected. History and faith mixed and still here. Worthy to participate in the sung service on Sunday 11h

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PauloUeti
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Getting to walk about the Abbey itself is a great experience and it’s a sensational building - made even better if you take advantage of the tower tour. Climbing up to the top of the Abbey through tight spiral staircases and across rooftops, it’s good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank paicey09
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was staying in Bath, for a few days, and decided to visit the Abbey though I'd been there quite a few years ago. When I went there, the woman told me that they'd closed half of it due to works and they were about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ste141
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and so characterful! We both dearly enjoyer and were not distracted by the building maintenance. Recommend a day tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank orange215
Reviewed 3 days ago

A fine example of Gothic architecture. Though the altar and nave was under renovation, it was still admirable to see. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aquaserene
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the lovely Abbey whilst walking around Bath. It really is beautiful and is at the moment being fully restored. They have people walking around to answer any questions you may have. The windows are stunning.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 162rickyd
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bath Abbey is undergoing a major restoration project at present, as a result some of it is not accessible. You can still go in and see what is happening, which is absolutely fascinating. Our tower tour was brilliant! Conor was a fabulous guide. He had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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11 November 2018|
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Response from Rowland45 | Reviewed this property |
That will be very nice! I agree that 30 minutes (minimum) will work. Do walk around inside and out sometime while you are in Bath.
3 September 2018|
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Response from SianA403 | Reviewed this property |
No it is a true donation, give what you wish or nothing at all.
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