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Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

01225 422462

Abbey Churchyard , Bath , BA1 1LT

A moment of stillness in the beating heart of a vibrant city. A space that’s alive with music and prayer, art and history. A place where awe-inspiring architecture lifts the eyes – and raises the spirit. Bath Abbey is many things to many people.

Wheelchair access

Bath Abbey (except for Tower Tours and some parts of Behind the Scenes Tours) is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair is available to borrow if required. To reserve one in advance of your visit please contact our Verger Team on 01225 303328 or email [email protected] There is level access in and out of the building via the main entrance and exit with no steps to overcome.

Visitors with visual impairments

Large print guides are available from the Welcome Desk.

Visitors with dementia

Bath Abbey is working towards being Dementia Friendly. The Abbey is a member of the Bath and North East Somerset Dementia Action Alliance and some of our staff and volunteers have attended Dementia Friends information sessions. For more information or for help in planning your visit, please contact our Visitor Services Team at [email protected] or by calling 01225 303315.

Visitors with autism

Bath Abbey can be very busy. We recommend visiting at the beginning or end of the day when there are usually fewer visitors. The Abbey is normally quietest before 10am and after 4.30pm. Please check the opening times section on our website for details of opening times on the day you plan to visit or contact our Visitor Services Team at [email protected] or by calling 01225 303315.

If you are having difficulty coping with noise in the Abbey please speak to a member of staff or volunteer who will be able to lend you a pair of ear defenders for your visit.

There is more information in our accessibility guide and visual story at the top of this page to show you what you will experience when you are visiting Bath Abbey and to help you plan your visit.

Car parking

Bath and North East Somerset Council operate a blue badge scheme and recognise permits issued in other countries. The nearest accessible parking bays are in York Street or outside the Guildhall. Designated accessible parking bays are also available in most city centre car parks. The nearest short stay car park is a five-minute walk away at the Podium in Northgate Street, BA1 5AL, or the Southgate car park in St. James Parade, BA1 1TP.

 

Accessible facilties are available in the Jackson extension

There are further public toilets downstairs.  

By train

The station is called Bath Spa. There are frequent high-speed connections to London Paddington. For a slower service that is likely to be cheaper, try London Waterloo.

Major cities such as Birmingham and Manchester have frequent services via Bristol. The south coast ports of Southampton and Portsmouth have direct services by train.

Bath Abbey is less than ten minutes walk from the station.

By coach

There are coach dropping-off points on North Parade Road and Orange Grove. For details of coach parking, please click here.

Clean air zone

Clean air zones are being introduced across England - please check the rules for Bath and North East Somerset on the Council website.

On foot

Bath is well suited to pedestrians and most hotels and guest houses are within easy reach of the city centre.

By car

From the M4 - Leave the M4 at Junction 18 and take the A46 towards Bath.
From Bristol - Take the A4 into Bath.
From Salisbury - Take the A36 into Bath.
From the South West -The straightforward route would be via the M5 and M4 approaching Bath from the north and using the Lansdown Park and Ride.

Parking

The nearest short stay car park is a five-minute walk away at the Podium in Northgate Street, BA1 5AL, or the Southgate Car Park in St. James Parade, BA1 1TP. For details of disabled parking, please see the Bath and North East Somerset Council website.

Alternatively, Bath offers four Park & Ride services. There are services from three sites Monday to Friday and four sites on Saturdays. Regular bus services run into the city at least every 15 minutes. All buses are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.

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