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Bath Abbey

13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
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Ranked #6 of 93 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Has a really beautiful wooden floor, some very good stained glass panels. Not sure if you can climb the tower, but the view from the top would be awesome

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Denver, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a limited amount of time as our locale on a full-day tour. Our tour guide had forewarned us that the Abbey had a "heavily recommended" donation walking in the door, which I was prepared to pay. Approaching the amazing exterior made that much more excited to see the interior beauty...but immediately upon walking in the door, you see... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This church was absolutely stunning. The ceiling looks similar to Westminster Abbey. There were many people buried in the abbey floors and walls and I really enjoyed reading many of the epitaphs. The stained glass windows were exquisite. Visitors are free to walk about the abbey at their leisure and I felt the visit was a good use of my... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful interior and very peaceful, no admission charge as such but we were encouraged to leave a donation.

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Renton, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

One nice thing about this attraction is that there is no mandatory entrance fee. However, they do guard the entrance and ask you donate £2.50 per person, so you're really guilted into donating. If you are a bit nefarious and don't want to go through the guilt of not donating, try entering the church by first entering the gift shop.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised when I entered Bath Abbey. Rather than the usual ENTRANCE FEE that I loath when entering places of worship, here at Bat Abbey, the sign outside read Suggested Donation £2.50' which I found far more appropriate, and very reasonable in any event. The high vaulted ceilings, and coloured coats of arms that feature as decoration dotted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Staying in Bath and had to visit the Abbey. We had a nice warm welcome from 2 lady volunteers who offered us a free booklet. The Great British Bath Bake was on while we were there. The Abbey was probably busier than usual with tables of people selling beautiful cakes :) The Abbey is beautiful and informative. With lots of... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed looking at the illustrations and textile art on display. Unbelievably skilful and beautiful.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A tour of the abbey is a must to make the trip to Bath Abbey complete and worthwhile. You get to see how the clocks work behind the abbey and stunning views of Bath and they go through history of when it's built and other history things. If you suffer from vertigo though it isn't good because the only way... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It is a very beautiful church I have to say, and since travelling through Europe I can certainly say that I have seen my fair share of beautiful churches. It's a beautiful exterior although due to the size it can be hard to capture on film, but I found the inside rather interesting with all the well burial plaques that... More

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