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Bath Abbey

Closed Now: 9:30 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 today via mobile

This abbey is stunning. Architecture is exquisite and the stained glass elegant. We stopped in to do a tour and there was a choir and orchestra preparing for the Armistice celebration so we were treated to a wonderful concert. If you can’t make Westminster in...More

Thank Codylawless
Reviewed today via mobile

This was lovely. The architecture & stained glass windows were beautiful. A really serene, reverend place to visit & hearing the bells peeling on the Sunday reminded you of the importance of the abbey for so many. Wish we could have participated in a guided...More

Thank helenp0
Reviewed today

This beautiful building is situated in the centre of the town and alongside The Pump Room and The Roman Baths. The interior of the abbey is light and airy due to the great height of the nave and also that there is very little stained...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The history of this place is amazing and wonderful to see. I liked the fact that tourist were welcomed to sit and join in with the Lord's prayer. My young children were fascinated and enjoyed lighting a candle in memory of their great grandad..

Thank Viklk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the chance to learn more about the history and plans for the future as the Abbey completes serious work to the floor. Thank you to the wonderful guide for his insight and excellent explanations.

Thank Jinny6666
Reviewed yesterday

As old as this place is (and the rocking and rolling floor pavers testify to that) I really felt this was a living and breathing entity, not just a tourist venue. We were more than happy to contribute our entrance fee to the flooring renovations...More

Thank LutheranLadySanDiego
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ceiling alone is stunning. No entry fee but a voluntary donation is suggested. Fascinated by the various plaques on the walls.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed yesterday

One of the two icons for any visit to Bath. We had hoped to get a view of the Abbey from the hills above Bath on the final leg of our Cotswold Way hike...but sadly the heavy mists that day obscured the view. However, a...More

1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed yesterday

The Abbey is very impressive, the interior is dominated by the arched ceiling ad extensive stained glass windows, and the exterior by some most impressive flying butresses. There is a volentary entry free, and at the moment there is builidng work going on to preserve...More

Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

i may be biased as an art student who loves gothic architecture but the abbey is an absolute must! there is a suggested donation price of £2-4 which i paid but it is optional. the staff were so lovely, and the building itself was stunning!...More

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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 Sian A | 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