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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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Reviewed yesterday

We wanted to go in and saw the sign outside that said suggested donation £6pp and were about to walk off when a local guide who was walking by had spotted this and told us to not be deterred. We therefore went in and suggested...More

Thank Write2Eye4Travel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great looking building and especially atmospheric at night. Located in central Bath near all the attractions and shopping area. Definitely worth a visit and can be considered as an iconic building in this Georgian city.

Thank Traveller1895
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were blessed to have Francesca as our guide. The 200 step climb was not an issue due to her concern for our safety and her vast and detailed knowledge of the Abbey history... She had a great sense of British humor which was a...More

Thank Diane P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've been to lots of abbys and cathedrals. This one is relatively narrow with a much more elaborate roof than many. It is an active parish.

Thank Ron C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 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 5 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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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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