The history of Bath Abbey stretches as far back as the Anglo-Saxon period to around 675 AD. King Henry VIII closed Bath Abbey alongside many other convents and monasteries, and the monks were forced to leave the Abbey and left to decay. Today Bath Abbey is a spectacular site to behold in the heart of this ancient city and is popular amongst visitors flocking to see its stunning stained glass windows and intricate period architecture. Step inside to marvel at the King Edgar and Great East Windows, the fan vaulted ceiling and Birde’s Chantry Chapel. Pause to read a few of the poignant wall memorials or follow the story of Jesus told across 56 scenes on the Great East Window, You can also join a Tower Tour to see even more of this stunning building. If you’re feeling fit, climb the 212 steps to the top of this Gothic church to admire breath-taking views of the city and its beautiful surroundings.