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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 via mobile

Very pretty with lots of stained glass. Ladies in gift shop were helpful. Picture taking inside allowed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stanley A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The abbey is nice but not as nice as some Abbeys I’ve been to..or maybe I expected too much since I’ve see the Westminster Abbey. Maybe one visit is enough for me. It has it’s own beauty and intricate ceiling as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KristineD564
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit to the Abbey on Sunday last. Opens to public at 1pm after morning services conclude. The architecture is spectacular with fantastic stain glass windows. You can climb up to the tower I believe but not on Sundays. Some parts of the Abbey are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rocklead
Reviewed 2 days ago

Right next to 3 Abbey Green hotel. So close by. Great architecture and peaceful place to reflect for busy tourists.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank From_LG
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely abbey. Lots of interest inside. Loved the windows and the story told in them. Very atmospheric.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jan19572017
Reviewed 2 days ago

The fan vaulting in Bath Abbey is as good as that in King's College chapel, Cambridge. The abbey is in wonderful condition, with new underfloor heating being installed at present with the heat coming from the hot springs at the Roman Baths. Good acoustic for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fredache
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much to see in this city, we went to the abbey, the royal crescennt and the river, good for a whole days visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank crunchie3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Abbey is stunning. Despite the restoration work (which covers almost half of the Abbey), the Abbey is being brought up to date (the underground thermal water is being used as under floor heating, for example and the floor is being raised but the look...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing windows and lectern. Sadly the floor is sinking and major works had the alter end closed. This work is going to take around two years more. There was a lady present, possibly a warden, who gave us such an insight into the history of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Derek B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there for the daily carol service which was packed full of people. It wasn't a listening session we all had to join in with a competition of competing carols at one point - highly recommedned

Date of experience: December 2018
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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 Sian A | 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