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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent trip to the bell tower. Anna and Sarah were two fabulous guides who really knew the history of the Abbey making for a superb tour.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Bath Abbey is an interesting place for churchgoers and fans of church history to visit. It is an odd mix of the ecclesiastical and the commercial. An entrance 'fee' for many visitors may leave an odd first impression, but the Abbey is clearly struggling with the burden of heritage-induced popularity with tourists and tour groups in particular and the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

viewing the Abbey is free, but there is a small charge for the tower tour. The staff is friendly, helpful, and have great stories about the church and the tower. The tower tour is about 50 minutes long and worth the admission fee.

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Mablethorpe, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The building and the stained glass are awe inspiring but I did feel a little pressured into paying the "suggested" £2.50 per person donation. When we entered we were hit by a wall of sound as the organ was being played very loudly and this continued throughout our visit, it was only interrupted once when a clergyman went to the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful! Enjoyed the opportunity to visit history and architecture. Enjoy these cathedrals in England.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A "buzzing" church, the embroidery exhibition was very talented and told the story of Christ in a most innovative way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Bath Abbey is amazing... The architecture is so harmonious, full of light and air. Gorgeous fan vaulting ceiling is elaborate and wonderfully preserved. Both the interior and the exterior of the Abbey are gorgeous. The square in front of the church is a nice place to take an ice cream break and enjoy street performers, The view of Roman Baths,... More

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A beautiful abbey with stunning stain glass windows and fantastic high ceilings. A very quiet and peaceful place for reflection and meditation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful and historic place to visit. The best view is looking straight up from the river. Dominates the city centre.

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The highlight of this visit was the exhibit of mixed media/caligraphy that took us on a tour of the history of the Bible stories. Would love to have attended a concert or services; but, our time didn't allow. Beautiful place of worship. Fantastic book/gift store also.

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