Group and School Visits

Unfortunately we will not be accepting any group bookings at the moment until further notice. We will keep this under review and will update our website when it is possible to safely accept group bookings again. If you are interested in bringing a group to Bath Abbey in the future and would like us to contact you with more information when group visits are possible, please email us with the proposed month of your visit at


We welcome groups to visit and explore the Abbey at their own leisure and/or with their own guide. Groups of 10 or more are required to book in advance. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you make your booking at least four weeks in advance. Whilst we make every effort to welcome everyone to the Abbey, we cannot always accommodate unbooked groups.

Our volunteer stewards are generally available to answer questions. For information about the history of the Abbey click here.

Types of group visits

Self-guided visit  Adults £4, Children/Students £2, Tour Guide Free

Explore the Abbey and find out about the history behind the building with a free information leaflet. Email for more information and to make a booking.

Educational visit Adults £4, Children/Students £2, Teachers Free

Visiting the Abbey can bring history to life and as a living place of worship, there are many cross-curricular opportunities. Email or call 01225 03315 to discuss any requirements and make a booking.

Tower Tours Price on Request

Climb 212 steps to explore the ringing chamber, bells and stunning views of the City. Email or call 01225 422462 for more information, to discuss requirements and to make a booking.

Bespoke Talks and Tours Price on Request 

We are able to offer bespoke talks and tours for special interest groups. Email or call 01225 303315 to discuss any requirements and make a booking.


A group visit being welcomed at Bath Abbey
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Tower Tours Sunser

Group Tower Tours

We can arrange private tours of the Tower. Social groups, corporate events, Church groups, guides and scouts 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.

For further information and to make a group booking please call 01225 422462 or email

You need to be reasonably fit and in good health to climb the narrow stone spiral staircases - there are 212 steps in total, climbed in two stages with an interval in-between. Our Health & Safety terms and minimum age applies for group bookings also.