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Bath Abbey

Address: 13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-422462
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Ranked #2 of 81 Attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful stained glass and inspirational place to visit.So interesting to walk round and read the placques etc.Peaceful and prayerful enjoying the solitude and quiet.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

First of all. Allisia. What a terrific guide. She was enthusiastic, knowledgable and an excellent speaker. Don't be afraid to tell tourists sternly when they are not listening to your advice or instruction. This building is amazing. To be able to stand on the roof is an amazing experience! Highly recommend. Price is worst it! Thank you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

One of the top things to see in Bath, we would have like to have taken a full tour of the Abbey and climb up to the top but sadly due to lack of time and bad weather, we just looked downstairs. Very interesting to see. There is an optional suggested donation to go inside, we paid £2 for the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Next door to Baths. Suggested donation for entry. Very happy to oblige with a bit extra thrown in. If you want to up the 212 steps to the tower it will cost you an extra £6, with a guide. Not really that much to see bar admire the windows and the vast high ceiling. There are volunteers wandering around who... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We decided to check out the Abbey since we were staying but a block or so away. It literally took my breath away! I'm from the western United States and we just don't have churches like this in our neck of the woods. I'm not religious, but the beauty, peace, and incredible architecture of Bath Abbey were beyond description! I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Did not go inside, but looks amazing from the outside. Based in city Centre so worth going to have a look, even if you are just shopping

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing venture with 212 steps to climb spirl staircase but well worth it I have had knee replacements and I done it the views are amazing when you get to the top it really is a must thing to do. The staff in the shop and in the Abbey are really friendly and very helpful with a... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building in the heart of Bath. After the hustle and bustle of the shops we toured the abbey. It is easily accessible and plenty of information available. The stained glass windows have been beautifully maintained.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely walk around this very accessible Abbey. Lots of visitor information. A fascinating place. My only negative - the suggested donation desk is very 'in your face' and whilst I don't begrudge at all the proposed £2.50 donation, for those not wanting to do so, or particularly less able to do so, this could be somewhat off putting and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Like much of Bath this was a stunning building in the middle of town. It has been well maintained and beautiful inside. Worth a visit.

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