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Bath Abbey

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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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

Nice place to visit for a voluntary donation ! Outside building looked great, inside Other than the ceiling was tatty. Floor was in process of being replaced which will help.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great abbey and fantastic gift shop. Very beautiful ceilings and memorials to look at. Nice to hear that it’s still an active church today.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Olivia B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the 1 hour tower tour for £8 per adult. A brilliant tour. The guides were great, friendly and very knowledgeable. Saw the Abbey from some interesting perspectives. You do need okay knees! Many steps up and down the spiral staircase. Saw the tower clock,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rufus1533
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Early morning mindfulness brought me here. It is beautiful and there were moments of blissful serenity. The glass is a joy to behold as is the fan ceiling. I am glad of somewhere to find a moments peace and sanctuary. Thank you.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Apicius71
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just incredible it was my first time in an Abbey and also my firs visit to Bath. The design was stunning and was so intresting to see some agent stone placs for people that passed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maiya1995
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It might be a bit obvious to go to the Baths when in Bath but it really is a fascinating place to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fender1961
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is really spectacular from the outside but it’s only when you get in that you become aware of the major work underway. Apparently the floors are subsiding and there is major repair / archaeological work underway. A large part of the abbey is therefore...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 1966girl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a stunning building. I cannot remember seeing a more spectacular ceiling anywhere It has more memorial stones, plaques and statues than any other church/cathedral in the UK The stained glass is beautiful Entry is free but suggested donation of £4. There were not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Suefrogwoman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very impressive church. Great ceiling. Still has service but possible to go in even on Sunday. We went after 4:30 pm. There is some renovation work but it was out of the way for practical purposes. They do expect about 4 GBP donation per-person which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank agaurav
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The stain glass is beautiful, the building itself is majestic. Very interesting history in each stone. Must see.

Date of experience: February 2019
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November 11, 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.
September 3, 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
June 9, 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