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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

Bath offers one a perfect dose of history. The city has great vibe and one could soak into its culture immediately. The magnificent abbey stands tall witnessing all this drama around for centuries,

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice to see the stone work and stained glass... was short for time so didn't take a tour but still worth a stop if passing by...

Thank ZalaCraig H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Compared to some of the other churches in the UK, this one is only average, but still worth a look, and it’s conveniently located.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Delighted! You can go in and look and you will be impressed. But to take that to another level, talk to an engaging volunteer and find out about the organ, the angels, why the floor is sinking ( has to do with bodies ) and...More

Thank pharming_48
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building which was being refurbished when we visited. Bit of a shame. Limited amount to see inside as a result. Admission price is a recommended donation which I think is a great thing rather than charging a fixed price. I did however disagree with...More

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Abbeys fan vaulted ceiling is beautiful and worth a visit. Entry is free but a voluntary donation is encouraged

Thank Kerrytmartin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our guide George was friendly and enthusiastic while taking us on our tour. It was interesting to hear about the different types of bells.

Thank Londonlady888
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thanks George and Morgan for a great tour of the belfry and Abbey tower. Well worth doing. And not a difficult climb as its broken up with different stages including a roof walk! Loved that we were standing right over the roof of the Abbey....More

Thank Janice G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice cathedral with a lot of history. I really enjoyed the historical aspect that was preserved beneath the cathedral. A lot was covered from the Romans on.

Thank thebrianwellman
Reviewed 4 days ago

They ask for a donation and the quiet is worth it. It is very calming especially if the rain is poring down. Another church but nice.

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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
19 May 2015|
Response from Barry C |
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