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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
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Reviewed today

We had a very nice tour, led by a very enthousiastic young guide. We learnt a lot about the abbey and its history, particularly about the bells.

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Reviewed today via mobile

We loved our visit to Bath but the highlight was definitely the Tower tour at the Abbey. The guides really know their stuff and they keep it entertaining. You go all the way up to see the bells close up and you get to go...More

Thank HollieRox
Reviewed today

We did the tower tour, which took just under an hour. Luckily the weather was good. The tour took us up through the bell ringing chamber. We ended up climbing to the top of the tower and onto the roof area where there are 360...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed yesterday

Taking a tour is a great idea, to get explanations about the history and the various chapels. The organ is under renovation. We bought a CD of an Evensong there as we could not attend in person.

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tour ended up being the highlight of our day. Very interesting story with beautiful views. Our tour guide Conor was very funny and informative and made our tour really fun. Would recommend to do it at 5pm to see the sunset as well

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful abbey, old and full of history, well worth a wander around, no fee but a donation is expected

Thank debra e
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A stunning building, beautifully juxtaposed with the Roman baths. Architecturally impressive inside and out. A must see.

Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a pleasant surprise. Our guide Conor was entertaining as well as having lots of information regarding the tower, bells and clock. Narrow spiral staircase with a few low points to be careful of but were warned well in advance. The views from the...More

Thank Robinsonglenda
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed a pieceful visit to the Abbey and was blown away by the architecture and windows inside. Donations asked. Well worth a visit.

Thank toberaie
Reviewed 6 days ago

They do expect a “donation”. £10 for a family. Part of it is closed as they are doing work. Inside it is very nice with beautiful stained glass windows. The ceilings have got lovely carvings. There is also a souvenir shop located inside.

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Ssimran
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.
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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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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
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