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Bath Abbey

13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
44-1225-422462
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Ranked #5 of 69 Attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Begun in 1499 by Bishop King, this is England's last great medieval church, dissolved in 1539 and...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Bern, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

If you're in Bath and only have time to see one attraction make sure you see the Abbey. There are not enough superlatives to describe its beauty and splendour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The design is breath taking. They just don't make them like they used to. This is a an architectural gem that you shouldn't pass up.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We called in the abbey when visiting bath , there was a Christmas carol service about to start. It was brilliant, with lots of family involvement .a real pleasure to be part of .

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

you will need time to get even an overview of this lovely abbey. The history is fascinating and as Australians we were interested in the Arthur Phillip memorial.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Like all places of this standing wether religious or not you can't fail but be in awe of this building . On entry you get that feeling if entering something special of which it is of course . 30-60 minutes wondering around can cleanse the soul but also give you that peaceful feeling . Again religious or not you can't... More 

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Sutton Coldfield
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

There is a fair amount of maintenance work going on, and on our visit there was a lot of temporary seating which made access difficult. On the day of our visit - a cold, damp day in December - there were a lot of other visitors. In itself that's not a problem but during the on-the-hour prayer, too many showed... More 

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Swansea
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful Church but to fully appreciate it go to a service or concert. 17th century church great architecture.

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have ever visited. You don't have to be Christian to enjoy the beauty of this Abbey and the sense of spiritual peace you will experience there. I am Orthodox and still felt such a wonderful sense of spiritual calm as I sat there admiring the magnificent architecture and stained glass. You... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We attended towards the end of the day when a church was setting up for their Carols Service. We decided to return and attend the Carols Service which, although not what we expected, was good to have done as it got me into the Christmas Spirit! This is a beautiful Abbey and we should have returned the following day to... More 

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Chester, UK
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Superb architecture. Helpful staff. Excellent Abbey Gift Shop with wide array of gifts - ideal for Xmas presents with a difference

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