There has been a place of Christian worship on this site for well over a thousand years. However, the Abbey has undergone many transformations and changes during this time, and much like the city of Bath has experienced rise and falls in fortune, survived a number of major conflicts, architectural and religious reforms, and two World Wars, but still stands proudly today as an essential place for both worshippers and visitors.
As the history of this sacred place stretches as far back as Anglo-Saxon times, there is a great deal to discover: tales of Kings and Queens, saints and sinners, as well as stories of ordinary people.
If you’re feeling adventurous we can recommend the Bath Abbey Tour. You will climb 212 steps to the top of the tower; go through secret passages to the Abbey clock and bell chamber before ending up on the top of the tower looking down into the ancient ruins of the Roman Baths. The views across the city are simply breathtaking.
It is one of the most visited places in the South West.