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Bath Abbey Tower Tours

Bath Abbey, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LY

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Bath Abbey Tower Tour

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Bath Abbey Tower Tours are a great way to experience a sneak peek behind this iconic landmark and enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole of Bath. Begin your Tower Tour journey by ascending the spiralling staircase until you reach the bell ringing chamber. Once you’ve learnt about the history of the bells, continue climbing the tower to view these for yourself.

The tour continues behind-the-scenes, reaching a hidden room that reveals the Abbey clock. After meandering through more passageways, you’ll find yourself on top of the great vaulted ceiling. Remember gazing upwards when you were in the Abbey? Well now you’re standing right on top of it! Surprisingly, there are small holes in the ceiling so that you can peer down below and see what’s happening on the ground floor below, very useful for bell-ringers to know when to start ringing at wedding ceremonies.

After mastering the 212 steps to the top, you’re congratulated with a spectacular sight of the Bath cityscape and beautiful surrounding countryside. From this unique vantage point, look down into the ancient ruins of the Roman Baths, and peer across to the rooftop pool at Thermae Bath Spa.

Guide price: adults £10 per ticket, children age 5-15 £5 per ticket.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Child (5 - 15 years)£5.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Tours operate Monday – Saturday usually between the times shown below:
11am-5pm on the hour.
Tours may be more frequent during peak times and school holidays including during the Bath Christmas Market.
Please be aware that the times and availability of the tours may be subject to last minute changes due to adverse weather and event bookings. To check tour times and to book a ticket, please enquire at the Welcome Desk or Abbey Shop.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M4 - Leave the M4 at Junction 18 and take the A46 towards Bath.From Bristol - Take the A4 into Bath.From Salisbury - Take the A36 into Bath.From the South West -The straightforward route would be via the M5 and M4 approaching Bath from the north and using the Lansdown Park and Ride.ParkingThe nearest short stay car park is a five-minute walk away at the Podium in Northgate Street, BA1 5AL, or the Southgate car park in St. James Parade, BA1 1TP.Alternatively, Bath offers four Park & Ride services. There are services from three sites Monday to Friday and four sites on Saturdays. Regular bus services run into the city at least every 15 minutes. All buses are wheelchair and pushchair friendly

Public Transport Directions

The station is called BATH SPA. There are frequent high-speed connections to London Paddington. For a slower service that is likely to be cheaper, try London Waterloo.Major cities such as Birmingham and Manchester have frequent services via Bristol. The south coast ports of Southampton and Portsmouth have direct services by train. Bath Abbey is less than ten minutes walk from the station

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Map and Directions

Road Directions

From the M4 - Leave the M4 at Junction 18 and take the A46 towards Bath.From Bristol - Take the A4 into Bath.From Salisbury - Take the A36 into Bath.From the South West -The straightforward route would be via the M5 and M4 approaching Bath from the north and using the Lansdown Park and Ride.ParkingThe nearest short stay car park is a five-minute walk away at the Podium in Northgate Street, BA1 5AL, or the Southgate car park in St. James Parade, BA1 1TP.Alternatively, Bath offers four Park & Ride services. There are services from three sites Monday to Friday and four sites on Saturdays. Regular bus services run into the city at least every 15 minutes. All buses are wheelchair and pushchair friendly

Public Transport Directions

The station is called BATH SPA. There are frequent high-speed connections to London Paddington. For a slower service that is likely to be cheaper, try London Waterloo.Major cities such as Birmingham and Manchester have frequent services via Bristol. The south coast ports of Southampton and Portsmouth have direct services by train. Bath Abbey is less than ten minutes walk from the station

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