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Bath Abbey

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Address: 13 Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-422462
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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
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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Beautiful vaulted ceiling and stained glass

Lovely to walk around with the guide pamphlet describing all the elements. A service was being conducted and was quite serene. Bright and airy interior.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely to walk around with the guide pamphlet describing all the elements. A service was being conducted and was quite serene. Bright and airy interior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is spectacular and well worth seeing. The stain glass windows were wonderful and had amazing detail. A donation is asked for as an entrance fee. This is a nice approach rather than another £10.

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Petrolia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Abbey itself is quite beautiful. My husband did the Tower Tour and was very impressed. It IS 212 steps up and down but he was thrilled with the overview of Bath from the heights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a superb piece of architecture, well worth the suggested donation. I am not religious and I really enjoyed the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's a quick stroll into the Abbey. Amazing Goth architecture, the Abbey is still on service, every Sunday. Entrance fee is donation but there's a suggestion of £2.50 per person.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This parish church is in the centre of Bath and one of its colloquial names is the Lantern of the West because there is no stained glass in the clerestory so the beautiful 16th century church is flooded with light. One can also do a tower tour and visit the bell tower an the roof space as well as enjoying... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Typically I am against reviewing Churches or Abbey, because as a faithful person, I think it's disrespectful to 'rate God', having said that, I was put off my the gift shop that was practically in the sanctuary. It should separated out a bit. It is first, a house of prayer - I'd hate to see that lost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a most elegant building. In the Spring summer and autumn light streams in. Wonderful ceiling. What a privilege to be able to walk in from the surrounding square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An early morning visit gave us opportunity to take our time to absorb this place. So much to read and take in. The journey to heaven exhibition of diptychs is stunning and worth taking time. Opens at 9.00 to visitors by 11 very busy .

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a exquisite church - the ceiling looks so delicate with its fluted columns, the dimensions added a sense of lightness too. One of the delights in the Abbey was a display of beautiful calligraphy and embroidery, 35 scenes form the Gospels done in paired panels. A joy to see. Like many of England's cathedrals and churches, there is... More 

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