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Bath Abbey

13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
44-1225-422462
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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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful cathedral, but what made it special was the bell tower climb. The climb is more than the usual "climb 500 steps to get a windy and quick view of the city" climb that is usually offered. We were given a great explanation of the bells in the tower, the tower clock, and what they are doing... More

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I hate being asked for donations to religious buildings, as I tend to spend in the shop. In this case I am not sure what the big deal is. The Abbey is nice, with Victorian stained glass, but next to the incomparable Pump Room and the ancient Roman Baths next door it's, well, just a bit ordinary. Sorry, 5 minutes... More

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

It's a hoof but worth it. For a couple of pounds, you can walk and duck your way up one of the towers to get a good overview of the cake-like city of Bath. If you time it right, you can be in the tower when the the bells are chimed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

A magnificent old abbey that is not given enough recognition or promotion. It appears that the roman baths over shadow it. Should be more publicised, maybe not as the peace and tranquillity here needs to be appreciated as such.

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This Abby is very beautiful. The stain glass windows are a work of art. This is a must to visit when in the town of Bath.

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The warm Bath limestone makes this Abbey beautiful to look at. The angels clambering up to heaven on ladders on the exterior is something I have never seen anywhere else.

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Jurong, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Personally, I find the York Minster better. The interior works at Bath Abbey are not as impressive as those in York Minster or some other cathedrals. Perhaps, it's because the Bath Abbey is a parish church and smaller. Still, it is worth visiting, if you are already there (it's just next to the Roman Baths Museum). Entry is free, but... More

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zurich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It was a lovely place. Very interesting to look around and extremely welcoming. I would recommend a visit.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Abbey with super stained glass and great views from the tower - if you are fit to do 212 steps! Unusual modern embroidered altar frontal with modern candlesticks to the altar - very good to see modern items combining well with the medieval building. More modern embroidery pieces down one aisle. Take a tour if you have time -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I could have spent hours in there, reading the tombstones (many from the 1600s), listening to the performances, looking at everything especially the architecture. Lots of great people serving as docents.

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