Bath Abbey, Bath

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Bath Abbey, Bath - Address, Phone Number

Address: 12, Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-1225422462

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Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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A site of religious meditation since the 7th century, the abbey saw it’s grandest times during the 15th. The church seems to reach for the sky, and seems to be ready to take flight any second. Visitors delight in the many little aspects of its architecture that come together to create a soaring grandeur. Note the high arching windows, the oblong tower, the bells, the famous fan vaulting, the memorials to dignitaries and the imposing organ.

It’s truly magical if you attend during mass though. That’s when the spiritual magic of the place hits you. If you can, see if you can get a knowledgeable local to regale you with all the stories behind the abbey. It has quite the fascinating history.

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Bath Abbey Information

  • Photography is allowed.
  • Take the tower tour and peep out from behind the clockwork.
  • Minor donations are greatly appreciated.

How To reach Bath Abbey by Public Transport

  • Buses on Orange Grove

Restaurants Near Bath Abbey

  • Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
  • Burger King
  • Tilleys Bistro

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Bath Abbey, Bath Reviews - Write a Review

  • Fascinating place. Loved the vaulted ceilings, stained glass, and altar fronts. The organ also very impressive but sadly recitals now over for this year. Must come back next year.

  • Beautiful abbey inside. The volunteers were very helpful and able to give some history and show areas of interest. Also encouraging to hear them do public prayer

  • Very much recommend the £6 Tower Tour. We we led by two youthful but very knowledgeable chaps that gave a thorough history of the Cathedral and it's inner workings. Beautiful views of Bath City from the top of the tower, and pretty cool seeing the bells. Worth bearing in mind the 250 odd steps to the top - not all in one hit, but the 150 steps at the start would take their toll on the less active. Overall, an excellent value for money tour.

  • Amazing church full of symbolism and meaning. Stunning architecture incredible art and sculptures. Multiple smaller little alcoves for worship and various ceremonial uses. Whether religious or not, this is an amazing place to visit.

  • An interesting and historic building. Pleasant atmosphere. Some impressive stained glass.

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