Towering Over Bath, England

For centuries, Bath Abbey has soared above the skyline of Bath, England.

What a treat it’s been to spend these last three days in Bath, England. Our backpacks sit empty on the floor of our apartment, our belongings strewn about, as we explore the nooks and crannies of this historic city.

We can’t seem to avoid stairs, climbing 212 steps to the top of Bath Abbey.

Our guide allowed us a few stops on our tour to the top of the Bath Abbey Tower. After a short lesson on the history and workings of the bells, we were led into a side room where we saw and heard for ourselves just how powerful the bells are.

The next stop had our group crowded together in a cubbyhole behind the tower clock. We learned the clock was once kept illuminated by fire, carefully watched by one whose job it was to keep the fire burning…without allowing it to ignite the entire Abbey. Apparently, this was highly paid, but rather boring work.

An inside look at the Bath Abbey clock.

Eventually, we made our way to the top where we enjoyed 360 degree views of the city. Spectacular!

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8 thoughts on “Towering Over Bath, England

  1. Nice way to cap your trip! Have an easy voyage home.

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  2. Were just home- and now I doubt all my comments on your blog actually posted! Been reading and commenting but apparently wasn’t signed in:(
    What an experience you have had!

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  3. Malcolm Robertson

    After all your climbing up and down on your walk you would be able to run up the tower stairs I would think ?? A great end to your trip. Fantastic.

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  4. jasonlikestotravel

    Great photos! Shamefully I still haven’t been to Bath, it looks lovely though.

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