UPDATED 9/04/21: Following the announcement of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Bath Abbey will be open for private prayer for the next 9 days (until 19 April 2021) Mon-Sat 12-4pm and Sun 12-3pm. Prayers will be said on the hour by Abbey chaplains and at upcoming services. We are offering a hybrid of communal worship in the Abbey and online. Most services will need to be prebooked via EventbriteThe Abbey (including Tower & Shop) is closed for general sightseeing and visiting until 17 May at the earliest. 

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 

Unfortunately, all our Tower Tours are currently suspended due to Covid-19. This includes public tours, private group tours and Romantic Tower Tours. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as government regulations allow us to.

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.