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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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Bath BA1 1LT, England
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"stained glass windows"
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"clock face"
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"fan vaulting"
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"guided tour"
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Monument of the british history in Bath. Nice place to spend a half an hour for make some photos on very interesting fasade

Thank 883ivano
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful example of late Gothic Architecture, the Abbey’s interior is light, spacious and contemplative. The columns and windows carry your eyes upward into the fan vaulting, just as the stonemasons that built the Abbey intended. Sitting in the square in front of the Abbey...More

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous stained glass windows in this abbey. Worth going just to see them. It is not a big abbey but very beautiful. Entry is by way of donation. You can take a tour to the top for £8 but we didn't do this. You...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The fan vaulted ceiling is of particular beauty in the Bath Abbey. Built originally in the 7th century, parts of it has been re-built and renovated several times over the centuries. The most recent being in the 14th centaury. One does needs time to truly...More

Thank Firefly47
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It us being refurbished at the moment so lots of hoardings on the outside. However, will not spoil your visit. Right next to the Baths and eating places, so perfect for sight seeing.

Thank AndyBaker65
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sorry Bath Abbey but with no literature available you dont know what you are looking at except for headstones. You dont get told if they are important people and/or to batj.

Thank Samyellmenolies
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Only viewed the exterior,,but wow-it is stunning.. Well crafted with a fantastic design. It's size commands the main section of the tourist area..Great for photos

Thank jlantern3
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bath is all about the visuals - and this abbey is no exception. Take the time to notice the stonework - inside and outside. Use a guide if you need to, as this is a very nice structure.

Thank Harold B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

They suggest a donation of 4 pounds. However the Abbey is currently under restoration and high altar and chancel are inaccessible. so not that much to see.

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful abbey in the bustling center of Bath. The interior is as remarkable as the exterior. Didn’t do the tower climb, but heard good things about it!

Thank Kelly F
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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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