"You Can't Miss Bath Abbey" Bath Abbey Tip by psychocy

Bath Abbey, Bath: 77 reviews and 169 photos

  Beautiful Bath Abbey
by psychocy

Bath Abbey is smack dab in the middle of Bath and you really just can't miss it. The impressively large and ornate church is classified dates to circa 1499, although churches have stood on this spot since ancient times. It is advertised as the last great gothic church in England. Shaped like a cross and decorated with oddities like angels climbing ladders, the Abbey is worth visiting. It's right next to the Roman Baths and other sites of interest - you can do it all in a day or two. There is, unfortunately, an admission fee - they say it's by donation and then tell you how much you need to donate. I'd have donated more if I wasn't told how much to donate, but that kind of puts me off. Still, it's affordable (just a few quid) and worth going in for a look.

The Bath Abbey Heritage Vaults are under the church and only charge a pound admission, but I didn't get a chance to go into it so I can't recommend it, although it sounded interesting.

Address: Bath, England
Directions: Center of town
othercontact: office@bathabbey.org
Phone: +44 (0)1225 422462
Website: http://www.bathabbey.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 5, 2005
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