NileGuide Expert Says:
Stunning from every angle.
13 Kingston Buildings
BA1 1LT Bath, England
tel: +44 1225 42 2462
NileGuide Expert tip:
If you are in Bath in December go along to a carol service in the abbey. The choir is of an exceptionally high quality and the atmosphere is haunting. Follow your service with mulled wine and a mince pie for the ultimate Christmas experience.
Wherever you are in Bath you can see the beautiful abbey, so it's only fair that you pay it a proper visit during your stay. The abbey is right in the middle of the action as it's adjacent to the Roman Baths, and visible from the Thermae Bath Spa. Many love to spot the angels climbing ladders on the western façade, and a wander around inside will lead you to the burial site of Sir Isaac Pitman, the man behind one particular method of shorthand. Take a set of stairs down to the Heritage Vaults Museum to learn about Bath's history and the abbey's relationship with the baths. Alternatively journey upwards to the abbey's towers to get a special view of the city of Bath below.
Photo courtesy of Bath Abbey Heritage Vaults Museum.