Bath Abbey church sits on the spot where there has been a place of worship for over a century. It is well known that Edgar, the first king of all England was crowned here, though not in the present church which was started in 1499 though it didn't get too far before Henry VIII had it destroyed. In the 17th century, it was re-roofed and rebuilt and again, in the 20th century, bomb damage had to be repaired.
The abbey as it stands today is full of interesting things to see. The stained glass is beautiful and gleams through the tall windows and throws a soft light over the interior. It is free to visit and there are also tours up the tower for a cost. When we went, there was an exhibit of diptychs that had an illumination and verse on one side and a needlepoint interpretation on the other. The abbey is still used as a parish church, as well so you can attend a service there.
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