What to see. When to visit.

Whether it’s to pause and reflect or light a candle, discover centuries of history or simply enjoy the architecture, you’re always welcome at Bath Abbey.

What to do if you have...

15 minutes

Have a quick walk around The Abbey, and...

  • Light a candle to remember a loved one
  • Admire the carved angels that can be found all around the Abbey
  • Look up at the original fan vaulted ceiling dating from the 1500s. Parts of it weren't completed until the 1860's, so see if you can spot the difference.
half an hour
an hour

Every year, we enjoy welcoming hundreds of thousands of people through our doors. Some travel from many miles away. Others are local and part of our parish. No matter where you come from or how long you stay, you’ll find plenty to see and do here.

Public Health Information

Government guidance for Covid-19 has changed with many restrictions easing. Before you attend a service, we ask you to please read our Covid-19 safety measures for services.

Footprint

Bath Abbey may be a stepping stone into the past, but we’re also proudly looking to the future with our innovative Footprint project. This pioneering £19.3million initiative is helping to preserve the beautiful space we have and open it up in new ways – to be enjoyed in its full glory by future generations.

 

Opening Hours

As a working church that plays an active role in the community, the Abbey is at times closed for general visiting due to services or special events. Please see changes and variations to opening times below.

Please note that due to a number of events over the festive season, there may be staging and seating in the Abbey during your visit.

Where do your donations go?

Thank you for supporting Bath Abbey. It’s thanks to your generosity that we can fund our mission and ministry, and preserve the history of this beautiful church for everyone to enjoy, as it continues to be a cornerstone of our community.

Suggested donation

  • Adult £5
  • Children & Students £2.50
  • Families £12

If you would like to know more about how your donations make a difference, please watch this short video.