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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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"beautiful building"
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"worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited while the choir was rehearsing so the Abbey was filled with heavenly music. The staff were so welcoming and its an amazingly beautiful place to visit

Thank Grania E
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Reviewed yesterday

The Abbey is next to the Roman Baths and is a must to see. Excellent architecture with beautiful stained glass windows. Outside is the City Tour Bus stop which is a must if anyone is interested in the history of the city. Also highly recommended....More

Thank eddizoratti
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Reviewed yesterday

Awe-inspiring Abby. Imposing building. The craftsmanship, the engineering, all are magnificent. I am not an over religious person but these buildings inspire you. The stained glass windows. How long to make all those. Unfortunately, you need a guide or someone to explain the significance of...More

Thank AngusR56
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Reviewed yesterday

First if you go strictly to commune with the divine this is a wonderful space to visit, you can donate at the door, but tell them you have come to pray and see the surprised look and gain free entry.

Thank alex p
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are going to Bath this is not to be missed. Beautiful historic building - not many like this in the world.

Thank Mary E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank 192kymt
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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.

Thank friendswithfood
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Reviewed 4 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 4 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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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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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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