UPDATED 17/05/21: We are delighted to announce the Abbey is now open again for visiting, events and in-person worship. We are offering a hybrid of communal worship in the Abbey and online. Most services will need to be prebooked via Eventbrite. The Abbey Shop is also now open, however we are only offering limited private tours of the Tower which will need to be booked in advance. 

Health and Safety Information

You need to be reasonably fit and in good health to climb the narrow spiral stone staircase. Sensible footwear should be worn. Children aged 5 and over, who can climb the stairs independently and not be carried, are able to come up the Tower. Children aged 5-10 need one responsible adult per child. Children aged from 11-15 need one responsible adult per four children.

Tower Tours 

Take a look at the Abbey and the city of Bath from a different perspective, with our fully guided tour lasting 45-50 minutes.

Unfortunately, our public Tower Tours are currently suspended due to Covid-19. However we are delighted to still be able to run our private and romantic Tower Tours, see below for more details including how to book.

All tours are delivered in line with current Covid-19 government guidelines. For more information on how Bath Abbey is working to keep our visitors safe during Covid-19 please click here.

Private Tower Tours

We can offer private tours for visitors from the same household/bubble.

Climb the 212 steps to the top and on the way you’ll visit the ringing chamber, bells and clock face. At the top, enjoy stunning views of our beautiful city from the best vantage point in Bath.

Cost - £100 per tour

Please email or call 01225 303315 for more information or to book.

Romantic Tower Tours

Treat yourself and that special someone with an experience they will never forget. With breath-taking views from the top, as well as seeing behind-the-scenes of the Abbey clock and standing on top of our famous fan-vaulted ceiling but with the added twist, that it is just for two!

And for those ready to take the next step, why not pop the question at the top. You will always remember where you were when you decided to share your lives together, so chose a spot that’s pretty, private and unique.

Cost (per couple) - £100, includes complimentary champagne or non-alcoholic alternative.

Please email or call 01225 303315 for more information or to book.

Additional Information

  • Out of hours tours can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Discounts are available for key workers, please mention this at the time of booking.