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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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We ventured inside and took some time to read the inscriptions on the many stone memorials. This sparked some questions and a very pleasant and I have to say knowledgable member if staff spent a while answering and pointing out other interesting aspects of the Abbey. A thoroughly enjoyable time. My advice is to take your time to read and... More

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Dubrovnik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Abbey itself was beautiful, but much like other cathedrals I suppose. However I loved the display of bible-story- themed artwork and embroidery, and the explanatory notes that accompanied each piece.

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aberdeenshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were in Bath a few weeks ago and decided to go on a Tower Tour of Bath Abbey. Our tour guide was George, he was very knowledgeable of the Abbey and answered any question put to him. Really loved the tour and was very interesting. I recommend this tour.

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Roscoff, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A truly magnificent reflective place.The Abbey Square was a wonderful place to sit and people watch and theBuskers were a delight. Judith

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tower tour was excellent, thanks to Holly & George our tour guides, even though we went on a soggy bank holiday

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Woodford Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Fabulous vaulted ceilings stunning stain glass windows welcoming and informative staff. A little gem well worth a visit. Suggested donation of £2.50 was best £2.50 we spent in Bath

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this place, it is amazing to think that the big stained glass window was painstakingly pieced together after it was blown out during the war. It is a sight to behold. The Abbey has so many lovely features to look at and there is lots of literature and displays available to help you understand more about it.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

breath taking inside. The whole place is incredible considering the building is thousands of years old, taking hundreds of years to complete

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My experience of this visit was marred by the fact that I was immediately asked to make a voluntary donation as soon as I'd entered through the doorway. Voluntary should be that and not asked for. If they want to charge then make it compulsory so we all know where we stand. A needlework display was positioned in front of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A very impressive church. Definitely worth the recommended donation. The architecture inside is impressive (much like many churches in England), making it a greay part of a day out in Bath.

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