Bath Abbey

Local nameBath Abbey
LocationBath, Somerset, UK

Bath Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England and former Benedictine monastery in Bath, Somerset, England. Founded in the 7th century, it was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries; major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. It is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West Country. The medieval abbey church served as a sometime cathedral of a bishop. After long contention between churchmen in Bath and Wells the seat of the Diocese of Bath and Wells was later consolidated at Wells Cathedral. The Benedictine community was dissolved in 1539 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.The church is cruciform in plan and able to seat 1,200. An active place of worship, it also hosts civic ceremonies, concerts and lectures. There is a heritage museum in the cellars.

Tags Religious MuseumNeo-Gothic ArchitecturePlace of WorshipAnglicanGothic ArchitectureAbbeyChristianWheelchair AccessibleMonasteryChurchMuseumFree
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Opening hours

Mon: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm*
Tue - Fri: 9 am - 5:30 pm*
Sat: 9 am - 6 pm
Sun: 1 p.m. - 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
(Last admission at 5:15 pm.)

Tower tours:
Mon - Fri:
Jan - Mar: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the hour
Apr - Aug: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the hour
Sep, Oct: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the hour
Nov, Dec: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the hour

Sat: every half hour as above


Free admission - donations are welcome:
Adults: £2.50
Students: £1

Tower tours:
Adult: £6
Child (5 - 15): £3

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone +44 1225 422 462

Address 12 Kingston Buildings, BA1 1LT Bath, UK

Coordinates 51°22'53.088" N -2°21'31.851" E

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