Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey, officially known as the Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is a mesmerising historical site in the heart of Bath. With its magnificent stained-glass windows, honey-gold stone columns, and some of the world’s finest fan vaulting, the Abbey creates an extraordinary experience of light and space. This architectural marvel is a prominent example of perpendicular Gothic style, a late mediaeval architectural style that is characterised by large traceried windows and intricate fan vaulting and a colourful light and airiness from the stained glass.

Affectionately known as ‘The Lantern of the West’ the Abbey has been a place of Christian worship for over 1,200 years, Bath Abbey has evolved through various forms, starting from an eighth-century Saxon monastery, transitioning to a Norman cathedral, and then to its current form following the 1539 Dissolution of the Monasteries and subsequent restorations. Visitors are greeted by the West front’s unique ladders of angels, inspired by a dream of Bishop Oliver King.

Today, Bath Abbey remains a living church, holding services throughout the week as well as a splendid event space for concerts and art installations.
A new Discovery Centre allows visitors to explore its rich history and special atmosphere.

With attractions such as the Roman Baths, Pulteney Bridge, and Parade Gardens nearby, the Abbey sits as a central highlight of the city’s cultural landscape.

Open Daily
Bath Abbey, Bath BA1 1LT