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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
+44 1225 422462
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Reviewed today via mobile

Some friends and I got the opportunity to participate in a service. The gospel got me very emotional and it was just a beautiful experience! All the staff in the Abbey is very kind and really cares for the tourists.

Thank Camilla T
Reviewed today

Worth stopping in to see, although we didn't have time for the guided tour or to climb the tower which are probably more informative. The outside is beautiful, especially at night when lit from within. Interesting that it sits almost on top of the Roman...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed today via mobile

We have visited many times before, but always find something new. The guides and volunteers are all friendly and helpful and the total experience is inspirational. The abbey always changes, as does life over the years, but the ancient lives hand in hand with the...More

Thank ebonylynton
Reviewed today

we went up the abbey during the xmas market where they give you a guided tour, and a mince pie and a mulled wine when you reach the top. It was definitely worth it, for a small fee maybe £5? I learnt a little, had...More

Thank Holiday360
Reviewed yesterday

The Abbey is a fascinating place with wonderful fan vaulted ceilings and magnificent stained glass windows. Well worth a look.

Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Would recommend if your a tourist really interesting stuff to find out! The Abbey is also used a lot at Christmas time for schools to do there plays singing etc which is really nice and brings the community together.

Thank Elle I
Reviewed 3 days ago

Similar to other abbeys but the visit was worthing. Close to other places that are good to see them.

Thank Georgios P
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I have been in England now for about 10 days and have done a bunch of tours and seen many sights. We spent only about 1/2 day in Bath, and we are surely glad we devoted an hour or so to the...More

Thank SteveSch
Reviewed 4 days ago

Originally an 8th century Benedictine Monastery, with much love expended over the years, linked to Wells Cathedral. There is a pleasing ambience despite the number of visitors, with additional facilities in course of building, completion c.2yrs. There is an air of Christian Busyness , but...More

Thank leslie f
Reviewed 5 days ago

The abbey is pretty enough, but the real treat is to arrange a tour that goes to the top and lets you see the church bells and clock. Worth it for that! Otherwise, a nice peaceful spot away from most of the hustle and bustle.

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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.
Diane C
10 June 2015|
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
19 May 2015|
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