Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Somerset  /  Bath  /  Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey, Bath

4.6
#2 of 234 in Things to do in Bath
Religious Site · Architectural Building
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.
Create an itinerary including Bath Abbey
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Bath Abbey reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
8,052 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The Abbey is directly next door to the Roman Baths and currently has good COVID compliant processes in place for entry and for cleanliness inside. There are plenty of information boards inside and...  more »
  • Beautiful building (the part we could visit) with excellent information boards/leaflets for the visitors, ongoing works to heat the Abbey with the natural hot springs - also very interesting. Nice...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful Abbey. Lots of history, stunning stained glass windows. Currently undergoing building work but still a wonderful place to visit. Suggested entry donation of £4 but you can gain entry for free or less. Lovely gift shop with religious books, items as well as tourist gifts. Wonderful experience.
  • I thoroughly loved my time at the Abbey! It is so worshipful! I loved the stories told in the stain glass windows, they are majestic! The architecture and detail is amazing! I stayed for their Evensong service and found the pipe organ and chorus voices in this atmosphere nothing short of bringing Glory to God!

Plan your trip to Bath

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Bath

See all ›
©
History Museum
The Roman Baths
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
©
Spa
Spas
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
West of England Falconry
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
World heritage site
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Bath

©
World heritage site
Stonehenge Amesbury
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
©
Specialty Museum
Brunel's SS Great Britain Bristol
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Theme Park
Paultons Park Romsey
4.5
Duration: 8 hours

Museums in Bath

See all ›
©
Specialty Museum
The Jane Austen Centre
3.1
Duration: 1 hour
©
History Museum
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Art Museum
Holburne Museum
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
©
Art Gallery
Emma Rose Art Works
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Bath

©
Art Museum
American Museum & Gardens
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Park
Royal Victoria Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Specialty Museum
Fashion Museum Bath
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Wine Tour / Tasting
The Bath Wine Tasting Company
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Bath

See all ›
©
Flea Market
Pulteney Bridge
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Robert Welch Bath Studio Shop
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Fudge Kitchen
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Flea Market
Bath Artisan Market
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Bath

©
Cultural Tour
Mayor's Honorary Guides
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
World heritage site
The Circus
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
©
Spa
Thermae Bath Spa
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
©
Bus Tour
Mad Max Tours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
©
Theater
Chapel Arts Centre
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
©
Art Gallery
Emma Rose Art Works
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Religious Site
Bath Abbey
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
©
Garden
Longleat Warminster
4.4
Duration: 3 hours