We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bath Abbey

Bath BA1 1LT, England
+44 1225 422462
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
“tower tour” (642 reviews)
“stained glass” (246 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Bath BA1 1LT, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1225 422462
Ways to Experience Bath Abbey
from US$19.50
More Info
from US$76.60
More Info
from US$32.45
More Info
from US$19.27
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (6,788)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"tower tour"
in 642 reviews
"stained glass"
in 246 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 208 reviews
"bell tower"
in 161 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 315 reviews
"clock face"
in 142 reviews
"fan vaulting"
in 101 reviews
"small donation"
in 82 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 244 reviews
"ceiling"
in 480 reviews
"bells"
in 370 reviews
"choir"
in 223 reviews
"architecture"
in 566 reviews
"prayer"
in 114 reviews
"diptychs"
in 70 reviews
"angels"
in 68 reviews
"worship"
in 149 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 6,132 reviews

Reviewed today

We visited Bath early in a visit to England and Wales with my in-laws. We didn’t do the Abbey tour. We simply walked around and followed the written guide. However, I got intrigued by the tower tour. I couldn’t convince lovely bride or her folks...More

Thank Richard M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed today via mobile

I always visit the Abbey when in Bath and it is always just as stunning. Although somewhat swamped by visitors at certain times, it is always worth a look even if only from the outside.

Thank MCTANIWHA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bath abbey is absolutely beautiful. To be right next to the Roman bath house and seeing it go over was a sight to see. For whatever reason you go. I would recommend going in there to see the majestic abbey.

Thank Jake S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impressive. A must, even if you only have 5 minutes. Sit in one of the wooden banks and admire the light and the architecture.

Thank lhkb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on a Saturday at a particularly busy time of year. Absolutely full of tourists from all over. Nicely presented and actually used for other activities.we were even treated to a signing quartet whilst there. Recommended.

Thank Phil G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Being from London you believe British culture is dead and the only way to have a holiday is abroad. The West Country keeps surprising us and if ever need to see something truly fascinating pop down to the baths for a tour. Mind blowing and...More

1  Thank davidanthony420
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although under repair, the Abbey remains open. Entrance is free though donations are invited. There are impressive stained glass windows and during my visit, a choir was performing

Thank Robin K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tower tour is fantastic and great value too. Yes there are a lot of stairs which can feel a little treacherous at times but overall it wasn't too taxing! Seeing the clock and bells was a treat and the views were of course beautiful....More

Thank Woobly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a look. They ask for a donation as you enter and the suggested donation is rather high, especially as half the abbey is out of bounds due to repair works on the floor. There are guided tours which will take you on the...More

Thank Sarah S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great tour guide. Loved going to the top of the abbey and seeing the entire countryside. Rich history.

Thank Jackie W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 hotels in Bath
The Abbey Hotel
1,596 reviews
.08 km away
Pratt's Hotel
267 reviews
.17 km away
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
1,720 reviews
.22 km away
Hilton Bath City
3,150 reviews
.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Courtyard Cafe
24 reviews
.08 km away
Acorn Restaurant
1,467 reviews
.07 km away
Indian Temptation
445 reviews
.09 km away
Tagine Zhor
1,310 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Krowd Keepers: Magic Theatre
323 reviews
.05 km away
Field of Dreams
22 reviews
.05 km away
Parade Gardens
502 reviews
.06 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Diane C
June 9, 2015|
Answer
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
-1
Votes
Csuzmich1
May 19, 2015|
Answer
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
2
Votes