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Bath Abbey

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Address: 13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-422462
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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
Description: Begun in 1499 by Bishop King, this is England's last great medieval...
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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Stunning building.

A very beautiful Abbey in the heart of this lovely city. Fantastic architecture which I loved, It gets very busy so probably best visited earlier in the morning rather than later... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Helston, United Kingdom
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Helston, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful Abbey in the heart of this lovely city. Fantastic architecture which I loved, It gets very busy so probably best visited earlier in the morning rather than later in the day. . A must see.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This Abbey completely blew me away. We visited here on a very busy Saturday morning but that wasn't too much of a problem for the wonderful volunteers who give their time. At the time of our visit, there was a beautiful array of embroidery on display of The Stations of the Cross. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here as have... More 

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Chicago
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Bath Abbey is breathtaking. The architecture, the stained glass, etc., are superb. It is really a beautiful building. There is an audio guide that the Abbey provides, and it is very informative. The abbey is right next to the Roman Baths, so you could do both in one day no problem.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Bath Abbey is a must-see destination and it is free to walk around inside. From the vaulted ceiling and stained glass to the meticulous hand-carved panels and pews, it is truly a feast for the eye.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a glorious place - built to the glory of God and still doing the same today. The guides and vergers were friendly, there was a wonderful display of beautiful modern tapestries, and we were able to sit and reflect. The fan vaulted ceiling is amazing. Sit and absorb and enjoy the peace and the history and the sense of... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Bath Abbey is beautiful inside. Take time to read some of the memorial stones on the wall as you will see a cross section of the population. The suggested 2.5 pounds is not really a suggestion. You enter through a roped off area where a donation bowl is pushed in front of you as you are handed a brochure. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spectacular abbey in the heart of my favourite City in England. As you observe the front of the Abbey see if you can spot the fallen angel. When you visit you can pick up an information leaflet that will help your visit also there are always volunteers to help you with your tour and enhance your visit! You will really... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This Abbey is beautiful and I'm glad i took my friends to visit. The added value of a short address about the Abbey from one of the clerics added to the experience. We were told a rehearsal for a concert was about to take place - sadly it never happened in the hour we were there, wandering and discussing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fascinating mix of visitors, locals, musicians and shoppers in the Abbey Square. Inside you will be impressed by the number of gravestones lining the walls of the abbey, in homage and memory to those who walked the earth many years before us. My husband has sold original paintings of this beautiful abbey - please see www.richardolverart.co.uk

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I ducked in here after visiting the Roman baths. This abbey is beautiful and worth a few extra minutes to enjoy the details in the decoration and architecture.

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