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Bath Abbey

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Bath BA1 1LT, England
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Reviewed 2 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 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed 3 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 3 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 4 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.

Thank Sightsee752171
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bath offers one a perfect dose of history. The city has great vibe and one could soak into its culture immediately. The magnificent abbey stands tall witnessing all this drama around for centuries,

Thank Poonam S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice to see the stone work and stained glass... was short for time so didn't take a tour but still worth a stop if passing by...

Thank ZalaCraig H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Compared to some of the other churches in the UK, this one is only average, but still worth a look, and it’s conveniently located.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delighted! You can go in and look and you will be impressed. But to take that to another level, talk to an engaging volunteer and find out about the organ, the angels, why the floor is sinking ( has to do with bodies ) and...More

Thank pharming_48
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building which was being refurbished when we visited. Bit of a shame. Limited amount to see inside as a result. Admission price is a recommended donation which I think is a great thing rather than charging a fixed price. I did however disagree with...More

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Ssimran
3 September 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
10 June 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
19 May 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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