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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 yesterday via mobile

Getting to see this abbey was a delight. The gift shop has interesting items including books about how religion was important for Jane Austen. The abbey is a must see in Bath.

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was fortunate enough to be there during an Organ Recital. The recital lasted about 30 minutes. I took another 30 minutes to look around. The staff in the Abbey were very informative and able to answer any questions I had. There is free entry to...More

Thank Daymen D
Reviewed yesterday

Have made two trips so far to Bath. The Abby is a "must take time to do" . A little time spent quietly in this holy place is well worth a look and your time.

Thank jacobdan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cost us £2 per adult to get in door; which made one of our party upset because what if you did want to just sit and worship (not a whinge, but something to consider). Anyway, the Abbey is magnificent from floor to wonderful ceiling. There...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 2 days ago

what an amazing arcitecaral piece which is interesting to visit with history all around you inside and outside. central to shops also.

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place. Stayed for a service...pipe organ, boys choir, building, worship, very friendly ppl, free coffee after the service, swapped stories, learnt more and welcomed back. Great visit

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This late English perpendicular abbey is a joy; impressive vaulting but not too big to relate to. I am biased because I was married there over 50 years ago, as were my parents before me.

Thank 920nicholasl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful Abbey in the centre of Bath. Acoustics are great for concert. Well worth taking the tour of the tower and walking up the steps. Its a great view when you get there.

Thank jim773
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Bath Abbey is a beautiful church in the heart of Bath. Take the time to visit and enjoy the atmosphere. I'd recommend at least 30 minutes to appreciate it all.

Thank Eclipsegroupie
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visited Bath Abbey on several occasions, and have always been struck by its unusually light interior. Many Gothic or Tudor Era churches of this type are quite dark and foreboding, but the Bath Abbey has such beautiful widows and an airy interior that...More

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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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