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Bath Abbey

13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
44-1225-422462
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Ranked #9 of 93 Attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Small by comparison, but so much to see. Helpfull guides, so glad we called in, well worth a visit. You will emerge spiritually uplifted

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Bath Abbey is potentially one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the UK. It is grand and impressive from the outside, and awe inspiring inside. The stain glass windows are a sight to behold, and for those interested in Gothic architecture the fan vaulting is beautiful. We were also treated to an unexpected orchestral rehearsal, whose voices only complemented further... More

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

My daughter persuaded me to attempt the 100 ++++ steps up to the top of the Abbey. I can recommend making the effort as the view over Bath was stunning, and worth the effort. The Tour was made even more enjoyable by our tour guide, Niall, who captivated us with his considerable knowledge, delivered with enthusiasm and humour. Thank you!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Not really sure what I was expecting but expected to be more impressed by the interior than I was - shame

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Abbey is beautiful,very visitor friendly.do try and go on the Tower visit.well worth the many,many!! stairs and the proximity of the bells.The view across Bath is breathtaking,but again summer season is not a good time to try and get on a tour.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Supposed £2-50 donation..... hahahaha chap at entrance very abruptly demanded £5. Dont get me wrong worth a pop in but ..............

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

be aware that there is no set entrance fee for this ancient church unlike most other cathedrals but please give something as the interior rivals most of the great church buildings in the UK also if you have a head for heights there is a tower tour and once you are at the top there is a great view of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Great architecture and setting, surprisingly warm, a must for all history travelers, great coffee shop in front of the abbey, sorry to miss the Christmas market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This beautiful abbey church set right in the heart of Bath city centre adjacent to the Roman baths is well worth a visit as it gives the visitor the opportunity of a time of peace and quiet amidst the busy-ness of this popular tourist town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The abbey is well worth a visit just leave plenty of time on parking as fairly busy. Beautiful City, plenty places to eat. The abbey is marked in history and always street buskers nearby to watch. Large primark nearby as well as the Roman baths. If you love history you will love this

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