The features of the Abbey are fully and interestingly described elsewhere. Is it worth visiting? Definitely. The nave is magnificent, with awe-inspiring pillars and vaulting. The building feels a little more 'welcoming' than some huge places of worship - perhaps the colours seem a little warmer. Visitors are well catered for, with facilities and information at hand. A video provides a potted history. The setting is impressive - the massivenness of the building seems to spring out of the ancient part of the town (worth visiting in itself) in an almost surprising way. There is ample parking nearby and a range of shops (with no shortage of antiques!) en route. Like all places of worship, the Abbey is an oasis of calm, but its atmosphere seems a little different from many.
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