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Bath Abbey

Address: 13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-422462
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Ranked #2 of 160 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Begun in 1499 by Bishop King, this is England's last great medieval church, dissolved in 1539 and...
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Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely breath taking building from the outside, and just as beautiful in. Worth the £2.50 donation to look around. I am well aware that it is a place of worship, and of course I was quiet and respectful of this. However I didn't feel comfortable with them trying to guilt trip me into staying for a service - "oh you... More 

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London-UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Well worth £8 to climb the 220 windy steep steps to a panoramic view of Bath and a visit to the bells - excellent and informatiove guide

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Berlin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My Husband and I visited Bath for a weekend break. We did the Mayors free tour of Bath which we really enjoyed. We ended the your with a visit to the Abbey there was no entry charge but recommended donation of £2.50p which was worth every penny. We really enjoyed the visit. The stained glass windows were a joy to... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Situated right next to the entrance to the Bath Museum this beautiful Abbey is something you must see. There is no charge to enter and look round although a donation is suggested at the desk as you walk in. While inside we were lucky enough to see a rehearsal by the Gabrieli Consort and Players for a concert that evening... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the Abbey Hotel and loved the location. We went to the Abbey twice and to the Roman Baths, all within easy walking distance. The vicar spoke to us in the Abbey, we heard the organ and the Lord's Prayer. Just beautiful.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is such a lovely building on the outside and certainly does not disappoint on the inside either. It is well worth a donation to have a wander around. Remember to look up to the ceiling, impressive.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to spend here as we would have liked. But we gave it a good go. The architecture, history and stained glass is beautiful. The carvings are divine and the overall ambiance is beyond compare. We spent a great deal of time just reading the various plaques and burial stones which in themselves are as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. Friendly staff happy to answer any questions. For those of the Christian faith, you may be lucky enough to catch a service whilst in the building.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had 5 children with us and the stewards were really helpful with the quiz, and staff on the front desk were so welcoming....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The Abbey is rather beautiful. The floor to the ceiling had amazing details. I wish I had had more time to enjoy and take a complete tour.

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