UPDATED 02/03/21: The Abbey will be closed from Monday 8 March to Thursday 11 March. It will reopen on Friday 12 March for private prayer and reflection only (Sun-Sat, 12-2pm). The Abbey (including Tower & Shop) is closed for general sightseeing and visiting until 17 May at the earliest. In support of the Government's request for the public to stay at home, there will be no services in the Abbey; instead, we will be offering worship online and via social media. 

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.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: During this time of uncertainty, you are very welcome for private prayer and reflection (12-2pm daily). We've made changes to our processes and procedures to help keep you as safe as possible. To find out more, please see our Keeping you safe page.




Bath Abbey may be a stepping stone into the past, but we’re also proudly looking to the future with our innovative Footprint project. So, if you visit while areas of the Abbey are closed off due to building work. It’s just temporary, while we carefully restore the Abbey’s floor and install an eco-friendly underfloor heating system using Bath's famous hot springs.


Opening Hours

During this third national lockdown, the Abbey remains open daily for you to come in to pause and reflect, pray or light a candle. The Abbey and Shop will be closed for general sightseeing and visiting until 17 May 2021 at the earliest.

As a working church that plays an active role in the community, the Abbey continues to offer daily prayers and gather for worship online.

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.