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Tower Tours


Tickets can be purchased from the Abbey shop on the day only. Group bookings need to be booked in advance.

Tower Tours offer the chance to go behind the scenes and look at the Abbey from a very different perspective. The fully guided tour takes 45 - 50 minutes.

On your way up, you will get to visit the ringing room and bell chamber, stand on top of the Abbey’s fan vaulted ceiling, and even sit behind the clock face. Once up on the roof you will have the best vantage point in Bath to enjoy spectacular views of our beautiful city and see right into the countryside.

There are 212 steps to the top of the Tower arranged in two spiral staircases with an opportunity to rest in between.


Tickets: Adult £8; Child (5–15 years) £4

Tickets can be purchased from the Abbey shop and welcome desk on the day only. Group bookings need to be made in advance.

Tour times

Mondays to Fridays 

10am - 4pm on the hour


Every half hour as above


Tower Tours closed


Tours may be more frequent during peak times and school holidays.

Tower Tour closures

Tower Tours do not take place during Services, special events and bell ringing. During adverse weather conditions, tours may also be disrupted and may be subject to cancellation at very short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience but this is a necessary safety precaution.

Planned closures/variations will be shown here as soon as we become aware of them.

No Tower Tours on the following days:



21 August - First tour at 10am then every 30 minutes from 1.30pm - 4pm

28 August - Tours at 10am, 11am, 11.30am, 12noon and then 3.30pm and 4pm

7 September - Tours at 11am and then 2.30pm, 3.20pm and 4.30pm


Group Bookings

We can arrange private tours of the tower for groups. Girl guides, scouts, corporate events, church groups, social groups and many others have all enjoyed climbing the Tower. You can even bring a drink to enjoy at the top!

Group tours must be booked in advance by contacting

Have a great idea or a special interest? We are happy to discuss ways to tailor the package to make it a truly unique experience for your group.


Health and safety information

You need to be reasonably fit and in good health to climb the narrow stone spiral staircases. Please make your guide aware if you have any issues that may affect your ability to complete the tour. Sensible footwear should be worn. Children must be at least five years old and accompanied by a responsible adult (1 adult per 1 child, ages 5-10; 1 adult per 4 children, ages 11-15). Children must be able to climb and descend the stairs independently and should not be carried.

For further information or to book a group tower tour please contact 01225 422462 or