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Address: 13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-422462
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Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Loved having a walk around and taking lots of photos. Well worth the minimum donation. Was so lovely to see so many people looking around as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Loved having a walk around and taking lots of photos. Well worth the minimum donation. Was so lovely to see so many people looking around as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This building is beautiful. It is right in the middle of Bath. It is quite striking at night. The stonework is fantastic. The inside is even more impressive.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This Abbey is located right next to the Roman Bath Museum so it is an easy addition to any Bath itinerary. Because of all the stained glass windows, it has been nicknamed the "Lantern of the West." For me, the stained glass windows were the highlight. I specifically enjoyed the main window which showcased 56 scenes of the life of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We did this tour on a Saturday afternoon in the summer. It was very busy but thankfully we we were able to take a tour within approx 45 mins of turning up. Which gave us time to view the Abbey beforehand. They warn you about the 200 steps, which itself was no problem. The problem they don't tell you about... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Although the Abbey might be busy and full of visitors, one still feels the peace of the church, and it is possible to find a quiet spot for prayer and contemplation. A must if you are in Bath.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The church is has a history! It is the third church on this site and when you first see it from the front, it appears to have had the city build up around it and crowd it. For 1000 years, since 757 AD there has been a church on this site , but when all monasteries were destroyed by King... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful abbey, steeped in history and amazing architecture. Don't leave Bath without coming here. Highly recommend to church geeks and young people alike.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed everything about Bath Abbey. Well worth a visit and taking the tower tour although be aware the 150 steps up to the top of the tower are a bit of a challenge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Abbey staff were very welcoming, not at all pushy, The organ introduction was fantastic, the choir was also very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We paid to climb the tower which was fun. Our 11 year old enjoyed ringing one of the abbey bells and knowing that she had been behind the clock face (her experience was 'brought home' when she saw the abbey clock whilst on the one top bus tour). Some lovely views from various view points as you climb the 212... More 

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