Bath Abbey

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  • Address: 12, Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1225422462
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Architecture

Bath Abbey - Review

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 Address: 12, Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT, United Kingdom
  • Bath Abbey Contact Number: +44-1225422462
  • Bath Abbey Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Bath Abbey Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Bath Abbey(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bath Abbey

  • 95% of people who visit Bath include Bath Abbey in their plan

  • 72.7% of people start their Bath Abbey visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bath Abbey

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

81.3% of people prefer walking in order to reach Bath Abbey

People normally club together Roman Baths Museum and Sally Lunns Historic Museum And Eating House while planning their visit to Bath Abbey.

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  • The sign outside looks like admission prices but we were told on entering that they are 'suggestions' and any amount of donation was welcomed. Lots of other ways to give them money also available (donation boxes, gift shop etc). There's not much to see inside the abbey, there's a big area cordoned off for work on the crumbling floors. There is beautiful stained glass, a stunning ceiling and architecture, amazing work and skill in this building.

  • Amazing place to visit. You don’t need long here, maybe 30 minutes if you really want to read about all the features. It is free entry but worth making a donating to such a stunning building. Would highly recommend seeing this just before the Roman Baths.

  • Nice cathedral. It is set up to practically force you to make a 4 pound donation to enter. You can also climb to the top for an additional fee. There was some construction in the center of the abbey so that was a bit of a bummer

  • What an outstanding beautiful Abbey. Visited with mother and was blown away by the sheer utter beauty of the place. Not easy accessible when the Christmas market is going on. Very bust time then. The stained glassed windows are amazing. Would love to visit again. Staff, very helpful and friendly.

  • The site of the first King of England’s coronation in 973, Bath Abbey has since had an intriguing and complex history. An abbey has stood on the site since Norman times, but it fell into disrepair until 1499, when Bishop Oliver King had a dream that instructed him to redesign the monument. This grew to a halt during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but started again under Elizabeth I and developed into the astounding cathedral that it is now.

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