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Bath Abbey

13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
44-1225-422462
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Ranked #5 of 87 attractions in Bath
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Bath Abbey in March and went on the Tower Tour with guides George and Anna. The Tower Tour was well worth the price with detailed explanations of the workings of the bells and the clock and the history of the Abbey. Having gone on two other tower tours during out time in the UK, my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

You really need to take a good look at the outside of the building - craftsmanship is incredible . Inside just impressive , harking back to a time of old , in prayer & social standing & community

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united kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very interesting abbey. Particularly liked the diptychs. Fabulous sewing and painting work. Didn't like the fact you can't just go in without going past a 'welcome' desk. Not very welcoming especially when they pointed out that although it was free to enter they would like us to pay £10 as a donation at £2.50 each. I don't mind donating but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Its a really nice place to visit if your in bath, really calming and spiritual even if your not religious. I would recommend going.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

An amazing Abbey with stunning interior and a welcoming feel. The Abbey has a fantastic stained glass window at the east end which contains 56 scenes in the life of Jesus Christ. I am not particularly religious however this is def worth a look! There is also a prayer trail around the Abbey, a place to write your own prayers... More

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Princes Risborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful place with a very spiritual feel. Welcoming for worship in service. Great for kids too. They loved the quiz.

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St Albans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely Abbey in a Lovely City, Bath is a fantastic city and the Abbey is worth a visit . Entry is free but with a recommended £ 2.50 donation, the Tower tour is worth the extra £6 odd with great tour guides an fantastic views and a great insight into the building of the Abbey.

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Clare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

To into the Abbey is just a donation of £2.50 (it's more to go into the tower) but for what you see is it a bargain there is a leaflet to guide you the stain glass windows are amazing

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Lots to see here...so go and experience just a beautiful place. Excellent shop....superb cards and good value

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Such an amazing place. The guides inside were very helpful and so well informed. The signs around the abby for information were great. And at only a 2.50 donation this place was amazing.

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