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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 yesterday

This is a place of worship and always regarded as such wether it be an abbey, cathedral or just a humble little church. Sadly the powers to be rather see it now as a business venture which breaks my heart. I live in Surrey but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pmstudios
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning building, we have not had a chance to visit this place from inside but just looking at the building from outside was a good enough experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AndrzejKopydlowski
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a beautiful small town with a lot of character. Can wander around the streets of Bath and See the beautifully preserved Great Bath. Roman Baths, visit Royal Crescent, visit the art gallery. Have plenty of place to eat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Philip G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having toured the outside, we picked our moment and headed in. Impressive building with lots of history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ronniebignell
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner & I always make an effort to attend the Christmas Carols service in December. We’re never disappointed, we always arrive early to get a seat & the front. The sound created is magical & the service always has an interactive element factored in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sugaplum2501
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bath Abbey is stunning. We had the nicest volunteer tour us around and show us the American connections (a US Senator is buried there). It is quick stop but very worthwhile.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ThoughtsFromAPage
Reviewed 6 days ago

Two spiral staircases up to the tower roof with great views on a clear day. Narrow treads so care needed and best to leave back packs with security. Francesca was a very informative and knowledgeable guide.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't regret visiting here because the stain glass windows are superb but on my visit a third of the Abbey was closed for renovation. I spent less than ten minutes admiring the windows and left.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank helenduvall47
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bath Abbey is a place of worship, so that the short mid-morning service is wholly fitting, but - like so many other great churches - it is also a living record of the people of England. Spend time looking at tombstones and memorials. You will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bath as a small group and were able to book a tower visit on the afternoon - I would recommend booking as soon as you arrive as the weather was fine and the slots filled quickly. The guide was excellent and told us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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11 November 2018|
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Response from Rowland45 | Reviewed this property |
That will be very nice! I agree that 30 minutes (minimum) will work. Do walk around inside and out sometime while you are in Bath.
3 September 2018|
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Response from SianA403 | 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