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Bath Abbey

Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LY

Type:Abbey/Priory

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Bath Abbey

About

There's nowhere else quite like Bath Abbey. Magnificent stained-glass windows, columns of honey-gold stone and some of the finest fan vaulting in the world, create an extraordinary experience of light and space. But there is more to it than that. There has been a place of Christian worship on this site for over 1,200 years and the Abbey remains a living church with services taking place throughout the entire week. Come and experience the special atmosphere and rich history of this holy and uplifting place.

The first sight most visitors have of Bath Abbey is the West front’s unique ladders of Angels, which was inspired by Bishop of Bath, Oliver King’s dream of ascending and descending angels.

Explore the Abbey's Discovery Centre, a fully accessible unique heritage space which allows visitors to peek behind the scenes of life at the Abbey and delve into the building’s history. 

Accessibility Information

The Abbey itself is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with level access through the gift shop and entrance porch. The Abbey floor includes an accessible toilet, and the Discovery Centre features a Changing Places toilet. The Discovery Centre is fully accessible for wheelchair users via a lift which takes visitors from the ground level to the below ground level. The Abbey offers wheelchairs for those with accessibility needs to borrow during their visit, which can be arranged by asking a member of staff at the Welcome Desk. Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the building, the Abbey's Tower is step access only. 

The Abbey offers large print guides, which are available at the Welcome Desk for visually impaired visitors, and ear defenders for visitors with autism.

All assistance dogs are welcome inside the Abbey. 

The Abbey will undertake significant work on its accessibility in the near future, including creating a visual story for neurodiverse visitors - please check the venue's website for updates. 

 

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults£7.50 per ticket
Children (5 - 15 years)£4.00 per person per day
Students£6.00 per person per day

Carers accompanying visitors with a disability, local residents in the BA1 and BA2 postcode areas with proof of address, and Discovery Card holders all enter free of charge. Chapels are provided for private prayer - please speak to a member of staff for access.

Families up to 2 adults and accompanying children get a 10% discount on tickets.

Audio guides are available for the additional price of £3.50.

Special Offers

  • Student Discount

    The offer: Students can enjoy a discounted entry price to the Abbey throughout the year when presenting a valid form of student ID, at £6.

    How to claim: For full details and terms and conditions, visit the Bath Abbey website. All tickets to the Abbey can be purchased at the Welcome Desk on arrival. 

    Things To Do Offers - redeem this special offer immediately

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Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users - Wheelchairs available to borrow by asking at Welcome Desk. Abbey Tower not accessible.
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Wheelchairs are available to borrow by asking at Welcome Desk. The Abbey's tower is not accessible.
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Changing Places Toilet
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access - The Abbey floor has no steps through the gift shop and entrance porch.
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Open All Year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 30 minutes - 1 hour
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 10
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential - for groups of 10 or more
  • Euros accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Show Facilities

Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Bronze) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Bronze) 2024
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTravellers' Choice - TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice - TripAdvisor 2022

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 17:30*
Saturday10:00 - 18:00*
Sunday13:15 - 18:00*

* On Sundays the Abbey is open for visiting at 13:15 to 14:30 & 16:30 to 18:00 around the regular services being held. The last entry is always 15 minutes before closing time.

Opening times vary during the year. As a working church, it is sometimes necessary to restrict access to parts of the building or to close at short notice. To ensure that you have up-to-date information, we recommend checking the opening times on the Bath Abbey website before visiting.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Monday, 11th March 2024 - Monday, 1st April 2024

Interior of Bath Abbey Family Easter Trail at Bath AbbeyThe popular Easter baskets return with new quiz questions.
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Sunday, 17th March 2024 - Sunday, 31st March 2024

People sat in Bath Abbey listening to a music actHoly Week and Easter at Bath AbbeyJourney with Bath Abbey through Lent and Holy Week to follow Jesus' path to his death on the cross and his glorious resurrection on Easter Day.
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Wednesday, 27th March 2024 - Wednesday, 27th March 2024

Colourful stained glass depiction of Jesus on the crucifixJ.S Bach St Mathew Passion at Bath AbbeyIn this Holy Week come and hear the beautiful sounds of baroque players Rejouissance as they lead the nationally acclaimed singers of Abbey Girls, Boys and Lay Clerks in this most uplifting and inspiring piece of music
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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info
  Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ
 

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information on how to get here using public transport, visit TravelWest.info
   Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ
  

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Map and Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info
  Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ
 

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information on how to get here using public transport, visit TravelWest.info
   Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ
  
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