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Bath Abbey

13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
44-1225-422462
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Ranked #6 of 92 Attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Our good fortune to be there when a choir was rehearsing. The ceiling is absolutely breathtaking. There is a well done history wall along one side.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Omg I had no idea bath was so beautiful.....im so pleased I went with the orginal tour company on this tour...BRILLANT

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Truly gorgeous place to visit. I suggest just taking the time to stop, sit in a pew and just drink it all in. Look up but don't forget to look down at the ledger stones you are walking on. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Abbey is a good size, it will take at east 1/2 hour to see and that is without stopping at every designated cornerstone. It is a very interesting place to stop by if you have any connection to Australia (and NSW in particular) - won't spoil the surprise, read the leaflet to find out more. Having said leaflet we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Bath Abbey is very beautiful. The stained glass windows are spectacular. We went up the 212 steps and the views along the way were fabulous. The steps are very narrow and there is no handrail in places so I don't recommend you do this if you are un-fit!

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Dawlish,_United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Our visit Bath Abbey was an experience that for the suggested donation was well worth the money. The Building has been restored beautifully and is a credit to all who have helped carryout this work. We also looked at the video displays showing the recording of people who had carried out the restoration work on the Abbey. This was a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Just truly stunning to gaze and feel amazed. Well looked after and great to view on a rainy day. A small donation is needed to help for the upkeep and for charity which is always easily given. Usually 2 pound 50

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If your into architecture, you'll like the Abby. Actually we all loved Bath, from the circus to the roman baths. The only iffy thing were the waters. we tried them at the pump room. Warm and an acquired taste. wish I had had the camera out to immortalize my grand daughters face when she tasted them, too funny.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a magnificent building. Wonderful stained glass windows and some of the finest fan-vaulting anywhere.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Abbey with lots of interesting aspects but it is the overall impact once inside that matters. Sunlight pours through beautiful stained glass windows and the acoustics are excellent. Taking photographs is acceptable but I found taking the time to examine the range of refined additions was simply absorbing. Take the time, walk around and take it all in -... More

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