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Bath Abbey
Kingston Buildings, Bath BA1 1LT Driving directions
The Green Guide

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Opening hours

Mon 9.30am-5.30pm, Tue-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 1pm-2.30pm, 4.30pm-5.30pm; Nov-Mar: Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm - guided tour of towers: Apr-Oct: 10am-5pm, Nov-Mar.: 10am-4pm, every hr

Description

The abbey, built on the ruins of an 8C church, was begun in 1499. From the pillars of the Norman church arose the pure late Perpendicular abbey. At the Dissolution of the Monasteries (1539), the abbey fell into disrepair but was restored in the late 16C and considerably altered by Sir Gilbert Scott (1864-1876). Inside, the nave, chancel and narrow transepts are crowned by fan vaulting.

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Things to see and donearby

  • The Green Guide
    108 m - Stall Street, Bath BA1 1LZ
  • The Green Guide
    153 m - Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ
  • The Green Guide
    178 m - Argyle Street, Bath BA2 4AT

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  • From £21 to £42
    Oak
    MICHELIN 2021
    97 m - 2 North Parade Passage, Bath BA1 1NX
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    MICHELIN 2021
    194 m - 2-8 South Parade, Bath BA2 4AB
  • 332 m - 12 Seven Dials, Bath BA1 1EN