The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath

West entrance to Bath Abbey.

With a great expanse of 52 glass windows the Bath Abbey came to be known as The Lantern of the West. It was to be the last of the Perpendicular Gothic Churches of England to be built, with some of the finest fan vaulting in the country second only to Westminster Abbey in the number of intricate memorials adorning its walls. Open to the public and it truly is worth making a stop past. The Henry Guest House is located a mere 2 minutes from the Abbey’s front door.

View of the Bath Abbey’s intricate fan vaulting.

There are 212 steps to the top of the Tower arranged in two spiral staircases with an opportunity to rest in between. The views are breath taking… (The Henry may be a Georgian era guest house, however we don’t have as many stairs!)

Tour times

Mondays to Fridays

  • January to March 11am – 4pm on the hour
  • April to August 10am – 5pm on the hour
  • September and October 10am – 4pm on the hour
  • November 11am – 3pm on the hour
  • December 11am – 3pm on the hour

Saturdays Every half hour as above.
Sundays Tower Tours closed.

Pricing for tower tours

Adult ticket: £6.00
Child ticket: £3.00
Tickets may be purchased from the Abbey Shop

Additional Information for the Abbey tower tours

No Tower Tours on the following days:

  • 24 December – Christmas Eve
  • 25 December – Christmas Day
  • 26 December – Boxing Day
  • 25 March – Good Friday
  • 27 June – Bath University graduations
  • 29 June – Bath University graduations
  • 30 June – Bath University graduations


  • 04 June – the first tour of the day will leave at 1pm
  • 28 June – there will be no tours during the day, instead there will be tours at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm
  • 20 July – tours will run until 7pm
  • 21 July – tours will run until 7pm