Bath Abbey, Bath

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 12, Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1225422462
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Architecture
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About Bath Abbey, Bath

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

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  • Take the tour if you can. A lot of steps, make sure you’re wearing suitable clothing. Views from the top well worth the climb. I know of a wedding photo shoot happened up there.

  • Bath is one beautiful hidden gem of England’s cities. It feels special to be here and you are part of this historical location. Architecture is stunning, atmosphere is cosy and creative, city feels alive, especially at that time when I was cafes were open and tables were out for people walking by, this city is full of history and Roman architecture!

  • Stunning architecture with a very intriguing historical background. The staff was friendly and provided great information on various hidden features within the Abbey. Worth a visit!

  • Visited in October. Would recommend the guided tour of the bell tower where you can learn about bell ringing (campanology). Also great views and photo shots from the roof tower.

  • Great atmosphere & great architecture. The great window & ceilings are amazing. Small donation to enter, though I didn't pay there recommended price. It's a public building after all. Very interesting & quiet place to think.

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