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Bath Abbey

13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
44-1225-422462
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Ranked #6 of 92 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Abbey is stunning, steeped in history and yet clearly looking to the future. For example, with plans for using the hot spring water (literally next to the Roman Baths and that source) to provide heating. The stained glass is glorious, and the many commemorative stones and plaques are a fascinating insight into history. There is no set admission, just... More

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Abbey is nice but les wel known is the trip up the tower. Tickets in the shop, and a stiff walk up a spiral stone staircase. But rewarded with excellent views and a very educational session about the bell ringing in the room wherein all happens. The guides up the tower know their business and get it across excellently.

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Loughton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Bath abbey is a beautiful church and a wonderful place to visit... there is a suggested £2.50 donation per person and you could take anything from 5 minutes to hours looking at the history, magnificent windows and the many commemorations around you. The volunteers who are present also have a wonderful knowledge and can provide you with any answers you... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This review is just of the tower tour. It costs extra but not that much more than the suggested donation and is absolutely worth it. You go behind the scenes and visit the bells, see the vaulted ceiling from the top (ie the bit you don't see from the floor of the Abbey), go behind the clock, and finally walk... More

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I love churches and abbeys and Bath Abbey did not disappoint. Entry is a suggested donation of £2.50. Was beautiful inside and out. We were with our relatives from America and the Priest pointed out the American memorial and told them a little about the history of the Abbey.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

well worth a visit. The ceiling is stunning and the stained glass very beautiful. Also, do not miss the carvings of creatures on the arms of the choir stalls.

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Lovely family day out in Bath. Our four year old wanted to go in and look around. It is stunning. Right in the middle of town, huge ceilings, amazing glass windows and such history. Beautiful.

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New Westminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I never tire of visiting old churches and abbeys. This one does not disappoint with its gorgeous high ceilings and ornate stained glass.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Our good fortune to be there when a choir was rehearsing. The ceiling is absolutely breathtaking. There is a well done history wall along one side.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Omg I had no idea bath was so beautiful.....im so pleased I went with the orginal tour company on this tour...BRILLANT

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