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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
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Begun in 1499 by Bishop King, this is England's last great medieval church,...

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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A peaceful oasis in the centre of the town. The pale stonework and beautiful windows add to the light, airy and tranquil atmosphere. The choir sound good in rehearsal so I only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best aspect of Bath Abbey is after dark in the deserted square when it is spot-lit. Sometimes the best things in life are free ... and this is one of them. The day-time aspect is less impressive than larger cathedrals like, for example, Salisbury and the interior struggles to delight.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A peaceful oasis in the centre of the town. The pale stonework and beautiful windows add to the light, airy and tranquil atmosphere. The choir sound good in rehearsal so I only wish that I had had the opportunity to hear Choral Evensong. Another time, perhaps.

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Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our daughter took us to Bath recently and we took time out to visit the Abbey. What a magnificent and interesting building. We just sat for some time taking everything in. The atmosphere was so tranquil giving you a chance to just take stock. The architecture was wonderful, the place was so light and airy showing the stained glass windows... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Your abbey is amazing but why don't you limeys fix the holes under the floor be a real shame if it all just fell through! Still love Bath though!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful, Bath Abbey is stunning and should definitely be seen inside if you can! Amazing stained glass windows can really be appreciated from inside.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful place, not crowded. You get a nice map at the beginning which shows you the most important things to see. You don't have to pay, but you should give a donnation (sugested 2,5 pounds). Quiet, calm place with really beautiful elements. Really nice shop with great books.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very moved by this visit. Sat a long time taking stuff in. Very holy space, with lots of prayer opportunities. Loved the bath diptych with scenes from Jesus' life. Loved the chapel with Palestinian justice prayers. Helpful staff who were keen to guide and talk to people. All in all, peaceful.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the morning taking in the architecture of Bath Abbey, very beautiful stain glass window and interesting history and future renovation/improvement plans.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the best abbey in the UK. Free to go in however can give a donation of £2.50 to go in. Nice abbey and the history is nice but this is a small abbey. It is what it is and worth a visit

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We squeezed an hour in between services an only managed to look at one unexpected thing and that was the embroidery which ie a series of peices depicting the life of Christ. You don't need to be a Christian or embroiderer to appreciate this work of art, it is beau til, powerful and moving. Knowing the life of Christ helps,... More 

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