Bath Abbey

Local nameBath Abbey
LocationBath, Somerset, United Kingdom

Bath Abbey is an Anglican parish church 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 cathedral was consolidated to Wells Cathedral in 1539 after the abbey was dissolved in the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but the name of the diocese has remained unchanged.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 vaults.

The abbey is a Grade I listed building, particularly noted for its fan vaulting. It contains war memorials for the local population and monuments to several notable people, in the form of wall and floor plaques and commemorative stained glass.

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

Admission

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

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

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_Abbey

Official Website http://www.bathabbey.org/

Twitter https://twitter.com/bathabbey

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bath-Abbey/136956571921?fref=ts

Email office@bathabbey.org

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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