Tours

Festive Tower Tours

Climb to the top of the Abbey Tower to take in stunning views of Bath while enjoying a hot drink. Tours carry on after dark so you can join us at the top for a mulled wine or hot chocolate while admiring the twinkling night lights! Tours run Tue-Sat, times vary.
Tickets: Adult £10, Child (5-15 yrs) £5.
2 for 1 with BANES Discovery Card

Please ask about times and get your tickets at the Abbey’s Orange Grove entrance, Welcome Desk or Shop.

Bath Abbey surrounded by Christmas market chalets

Best of Bath Abbey Tours

Join one of our guides as they take you on a Best of Bath Abbey tour. From an Anglo-Saxon monastery to present day, the Abbey’s fascinating history spans over 1,300 years – there is plenty to discover! You’ll find out about the three different churches that have occupied this sacred site since 675 AD, discover the stories behind our beautiful fan-vaulting and stained glass, and hear about the people who have made history in this wondrous place.

As the Abbey is a working church, there are no tours on Sundays. Please also be aware that the times and availability of our tours change day by day and all tours may be subject to last minute changes.

For times of tours and to book a ticket, please enquire at our Welcome Desk or Abbey Shop.

Tickets: £8 Adult, £4 Child (aged 5-15)
2 for 1 with BANES Discovery Card

Best of Bath Abbey Tour

Tower Tours

Climb the 212 steps of Bath Abbey's Tower to learn and see more, of not just the Church but also the City. By joining a Tower Tour you will step behind closed doors, to catch a glimpse of our clock face and fan-vaulted ceiling from the other side. See our bells and understand this age-old tradition, before admiring the picturesque and panoramic views at the top.

Our fully guided tour lasting 45-60 minutes.

All tours are delivered in line with current Covid-19 government guidelines. We encourage masks to be worn in the smaller enclosed spaces in the Tower and the use of hand sanitiser prior to the tour.

 

Health and Safety Information

Children under 5 will not be permitted to take part in the tour. Children aged between 5 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Due to the nature of this tour, it may not be suitable for those who suffer from poor mobility, claustrophobia, vertigo or general ill health. If you fall into any of these categories, please contact us for further information.

Sensible footwear and clothing should be worn.

Public Tower Tours

Tours run Monday-Saturday whilst the Abbey is open for visiting.

Tickets are available to purchase at the Abbey entrance on the day.

Tickets: £10 Adult, £5 Child (aged 5-15)
2 for 1 with BANES Discovery Card

Private Tower Tours

Wanting to celebrate a special occasion, perhaps a birthday or a graduation.

We can offer a privately booked tour with the opportunity to escape the crowds and enjoy views of the City with your group.

We can also offer refreshments such as champagne, prosecco, hot chocolate and orange juice.

Prices available on request.

Please email towertours@bathabbey.org or call 01225 303315 for more information or to book.

Booking is required seven days in advance.

Romantic Tower Tours

Treat yourself and that special someone to an experience they will never forget. With breath-taking views from the top, behind the scenes and a celebratory glass.

For those ready to take the next step, why not pop the question. Mark your special moment in a place that is unique, private and beautiful.

Price includes complimentary drinks and is available on request.

Please email towertours@bathabbey.org or call 01225 303315 for more information or to book.

Booking is required seven days in advance.

Additional Information

  • Discounts are available for key workers, please mention this at the time of booking.