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Bath Abbey

13 Kingston Buildings, 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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (211 reviews)
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13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The first thing to remember is this is not just a tourist attraction but remains a place of worship so don't expect all singing and dancing displays and annotation on every pew but the architecture speaks for itself. A lovely building and only a suggested...More

Thank Sunski u
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Try to get tickets for the Carol servis in Bath, Absolutly wonderful if you are visiting Bath at Christmas you will go home full of happiness and ready for Christmas.

Thank margaret c
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Bath Abbey is not just an interesting medieval church to visit, but also presents the Christian faith in an authentic, challenging but welcoming way. The introductory leaflet explains the Christian Faith in a non patronising but relevant way and the exhibition about the partitioning of...More

Thank martinsaunders
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Donation only entry fee although suggested donation was £2.50 but well worth it. Plenty to see and staff friendly and helpful. There is a board outside that tells you when prayers will be said although there is a private chapel for you to use at...More

Thank Debs B
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The stained glass windows were stunning. The Abbey itself was a haven from the outside world with a magnificent altar.

1  Thank fionamac53
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Impressive structure. There are plenty of photo ops for this building both up close and from various laneways around bath. Not sure the sparkly pig really fits in with the overall look of the Abbey but its a bit of fun. Get the kids to...More

Thank GPS_Dude
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely historic building; you can feel the history and all it brings seeping from every stone, statue and step. You could easily feel at peace within the walls for a few hours, our simply pass through for a few minutes. For whatever reason, and...More

1  Thank Matt L
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I went on the tour that have you a run through on how the bells currently work and the ways they worked over the years, the workings of the clock and the views from the tower. Also had a look through the Abbey once the...More

1  Thank mckenndk
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Occupies the spot where the first King of England was crowned, but what you are looking at today is 15th century. The fan vaulting in the interior was completed in the 18th/19th century. The angels climbing "Jacob's Ladder" on the front of the church is...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Make sure that you are reasonably fit as the walk to the top is a bit hectic. the views are spectacular Although there is no charge, you are asked for a donation -- from my perspective you , the Abbey is an architectural piece of...More

1  Thank Suren P
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Diane C
Is there a menu online? Will be visiting Bath in May.
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
Are the spiral staircase enclosed? Or can you see what is below you?
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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