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Experience the rich history of Bath Abbey, one of England’s last grand medieval churches. Begun in 1499, the abbey was designed with a cruciform plan, used relatively rarely in other churches of that time. The interior contains fan vaulting, low aisles, nave arcades, supporting buttresses, and 52 windows, occupying about 80 percent of the wall space and giving the abbey an unusual impression of lightness. Climb the 212 steps to the top of the abbey’s tower to see the bell chamber, stand on top of the vaulted ceiling, and sit behind the clock face. There’s no need to pre-book your guided tower tour, with tickets sold at the abbey’s gift shop. Make Bath Abbey part of your personalized Bath itinerary using our Bath trip itinerary planner .
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  • A very impressive Abbey in the heart of Bath - worthy of inclusion on any wander around the city. Can be super busy during the day, but appear at night for the best photo oppourtunity when it's quiet.  more »
  • Lovely visit to the Abbey. Great to have chaplains on hand and other volunteers to tell the stories of the Abbey, offer prayers and the shop was excellent. We didn't climb to the top, but still enjoye...  more »
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  • Beautiful Carol service. Put me right in the Christmas mood. What an impressive building! Would highly recommend for a visit.
  • Tiny but One of most beautiful Cathedrals in England. Do not forget to make a 🌟SUPERB📸 and very informative Tower Tour! (brilliant Guides!!!)
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