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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

The abbey is full of history, the architecture, particularly the ceiling is quite simply stunning. A the time of visiting unfortunately the alter area was shut off as they were replacing the floor.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarkandJulieDavis
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just popped into the abbey briefly. They ask for a donation but you can always just pop in for free! The abbey is beautiful inside - worth a quick visit! I think you can also go up to the roof but we didn’t do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We recently visited Bath Abbey and Claire very kindly gave us a tour. She was thoroughly awesome and knew so much about everything she was asked, even lateral history. I was super impressed and would recommend her as a guide for anyone wanting to learn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JE3077
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although under refurbishment the Abbey is a fascinating insight into 17 and 18 century. All the tablets are written with beautiful words full of praise for loved ones. The staff were knowledgeable as well. Can’t wait to go back when all restoration is over to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DebbieECB-G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Easy to access this historical religeous site. At present there is a lot of remedial building work which means that a significant part of the building is not always accessible. Staff were very helpful and informative.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Graham S
Reviewed 3 days ago

i love looking round old churches and cathedrals and thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. The abbey is beautiful and, as you’d expect, steeped in history. I didn’t take a guided tour as I have mobility issues and can only access the ground floor but I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travellingonwheels
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful abbey with friendly staff There is an optional donation when you go in and all the proceeds go to keeping the abbey running smoothly

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank HungryBrownBear
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had to come on to TripAdvisor to commend Conor for being an amazing tour guide today. Really enjoyed his wonderful and enthusiastic insights into the history of the Abbey and in particular the bells and clockface.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tragedyman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were there when the sun came out and the stain glass is gorgeous. Can't see much other than main area due to construction. Still worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank familytravelerswith4
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a place of worship and always regarded as such wether it be an abbey, cathedral or just a humble little church. Sadly the powers to be rather see it now as a business venture which breaks my heart. I live in Surrey but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Pmstudios
BathAbbey, Visitor Services Team at Bath Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Pmstudios, We're sorry that you were disappointed by your recent visit, especially while you were having a difficult time in your life. If you are interested in the support of any of our clergy team, please visit our website for their contact details. While...More

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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
10 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