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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bath BA1 1LT, England
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Reviewed today

Beautiful Abbey, certainly a fine example of the relationship between money and religion. Did discover you cant just rock up and walk in, at times it is closed for services, choir practice etc. They do encourage you to make a donation, we didn't, i don';'t...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The guides were very knowledgeable, and the history is fascinating. The guided tour allows visitors access into the bell tower, behind the clock face, and onto the roof. The view from the roof is beautiful.

Thank jessicamb2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is no charge to visit this beautiful example of gothic architecture. It is next to the baths sp easy to schedule when in Bath. We had the blessing of hearing the org as n when we visited.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you visit the Abbey when you next go to Bath... So much to see would have done the tower if had time

Thank Brass1963
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I walked by the abbey and entered the beautiful building. AS I has some question, one of the guides was very helpfull in answering the, In the shop I bought a CD with very nice hyms. A good place to escape from the busy city...More

Thank pa3ddg
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although the present abbey is the third to occupy the site the original dates back some 2,000 years. A true example of a major piece of early Christian architecture. Many memorials are postioned around the outer walls and the stained glass windows, and vaulted ceilings...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful building with much of interest. Lovely exhibition of artwork included. The 'suggested entry donation of four pounds was assertively charged to me but others just walked on in. I wish I had known this was an option!!

Thank Jancrow4
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful architecture inside and out. Especially noteworthy was the window depicting the crowning of King Edgar, the first king of all England and the commemorative plaque on the chancel floor marking Queen Elizabeth's visit on the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of England.

Thank bobe2
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our 45 minute tower tour guide Henry was fabulous. The tower is an additional fee but well worth it.

Thank joemG9309GD
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I found myself wandering Stall Street and popped into the Abbey for about 30 minutes. I loved Sue Symon's Diptych exhibition and the stunning ceilings in this church. It's rare to see this kind of detail and architecture in North America, so no matter what...More

Thank Kristen L
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Diane C
June 9, 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
May 19, 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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