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Bath Abbey

13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
44-1225-422462
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Ranked #7 of 91 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

An awe inspiring church with beautiful stained glass windows. There was an exhibition of one artists phenomenal stitched work on the life of Christ which was fabulous. We especially enjoyed a trip up the tower of the Abbey (212 stone steps, watch your step in places) and got panoramic views of Bath. Our guide was well informed and relayed the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We walked up the spiral staircase to the bell level and then the view from the top was excellent. If you're not good with coming down spiral staircases though, I would be hesitant. Good tour guides.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A very peaceful place that isn't crowded like so many other tourist attractions. The attention to detail is amazing in the abbey, the stained glass windows are simply beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful abbey. Lead lighting is sensational and lucky to be treated to the choir and organ practice. Due to injury didn't do the tower however can recommend it from a time have been before.

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