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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (246 reviews)
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Bath BA1 1LT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely church, at present undergoing restoration which means you only get to see half of the building. It's still worthwhile even if it were just for the vaulted roof or stained glass windows.

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visited the Abbey with my family in August 11. We bought ticket for a 1 hour guided tour called "Tower Tour". Our guides were Neil and Kerin they both told us severaL stories of the history, architecture and the bells. We climbed up...More

Thank László K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a lot of time gazing at the ceiling and at the stained glass. Staff were very helpful. The shop was not tacky!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit the tower at 11:30am to be in the bell tower at the special midday ringing. It is certainly something to behold. The climb will be difficult for those with claustrophobia or with limited mobility.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely visit of the Abby, we spent some time reading all the comments on the walls and trying to learn and understand about the Abby History. We took the tower tour and our guides were extremely friendly and very informative about the...More

Thank Stick1985
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Abbey itself was great, despite the ongoing work and drums that accompanied our visit. We went for the tower tour (£8), which was excellent. The tour was much more extensive than I thought it would be, visiting the belfry, the void behind the clock...More

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful old church with ceilings and stained glass that are exceptional. We did the tower tour, and our guide "George III" was excellent. The climb up the spiral staircase is not too strenuous, but be warned, the steps are very narrow, well-worn...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whoever you are in the Southwest of England, Bath is a city to visit. No visit to Bath is complete without busting the Abbey and its lively courtyard. Visit and enjoy

Thank Samir Z
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Myself and my husband visited the Abbey whilst on a short break - it is absolutely beautiful. Some work going on at the moment meaning not all is accessible - but gives us an excuse to go back next time we are in Bath! We...More

Thank Natasha F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This abbey is unspoilt and beautiful. It is a peaceful place to sit and contemplate and has a few interesting pieces of art. We only spent about half an hour here as we were ready for our lunch but you could spend an hour or...More

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Diane C
10 June 2015|
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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
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Csuzmich1
19 May 2015|
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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
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