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“Bath Abbey” 4 of 5 stars
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Bath Abbey
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Archaeologist Guided Day Tour: Stonehenge and Bath from London
Ranked #1 of 150 things to do in Bath
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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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“Bath Abbey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Worth the visit. This was one of the first churches I visited on my trip to Europe and one of my favorites. It was very interesting to walk around the church and read the memorials which cover the walls and floors. Right next to the Roman Baths, an easy stop before or after. No formal entry fee but a donation is suggested.

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Wonderful architecture and incredible history. Not to be missed when visiting Bath. Visit early in the day to avoid the crowd and make the most of it's calming atmosphere.

This historic building is currently undergoing extensive repairs to it's floors - something to do with the decay of all those buried beneath during the past many hundred of years!! Please visit and donate to help keep this incredible building intact for another 1000 years.

Visited November 2013
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“Bath Abbey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This Abbey is lovely and a voluntary donation on entry. I really recommend doing the tour to the top of the bell tower. It is worth the £6 tour fee to see the Abbey from inside the steeple, the bells and the views from the top on a clear day are just a beautiful way to see Bath from above. The walk up the steps is done in two parts. There are no photograph restrictions inside or outside the Abbey which is great. This Abbey is being kept in very good condition and the people are very friendly, helpful and informative. You can sit and enjoy the whole atmosphere of this Abbey.

Visited November 2013
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“Bath Abbey & excellent tower tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The Abbey is a stunning building. Amazing fan vaulted ceiling. One of the best buildings I have visited. If you are in Bath on a dry day take a tour of the tower. You climb stairs get to see the bell ringing room, the bells up at the next level before ending up at the top of the tower with 360degree views of the city.

Visited November 2013
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“welcoming to the visitor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

for a church they have done a lot to try and make a visit interesting and welcoming.
good signage (only in English) giving history of the building and points of interest.
stunning building inside and out if you are interested in history, stained glass, architecture or the like.
make sure you leave time for the gift shop as you leave - much more than just a key ring

Visited July 2013
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