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Bath Abbey, Bath: 76 reviews and 166 photos

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by pedersdottir

Bath Abbey was built over the site of the Roman temple to Minerva. For its size, the interior is surprisingly 'light and bright', as a result of the walls. They contain nearly 60% glass! The ceiling tracery further contributes to the sense that the interior is filled with heavenly illumination. The Bath Abbey Music Society schedules periodic mid-day proms (concerts) on Wednesdays. Saturday evening organ recitals offer the visitor an opportunity to absorb the architecture while enjoying the superb acoustics.

For a 'sights and sounds' exploration into the Abbey's history look for the rear terrace, descend the stairs, and visit the Bath Abbey Heritage Vaults. They are open Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Located across from the Parade Gardens and next to the Roman Baths, the Abbey stands in the heart of Bath. From this central location it is easy to catch a taxi or a tour bus.

Phone: +44 1225 422462

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  • Updated Dec 13, 2004
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