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Bath Abbey

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A: Bath Abbey

by Bernhard Vogl, 10 meters away

Bath Abbey

B: Damien Hirst sculpture at Bath Abbey by David Hedges

by Jon Mills, 20 meters away

Damien Hirst’s ‘St Bartholomew, Exquisite Pain’ in the St Alphege Chapel, Bath Abbey (bronze sculptur...

Damien Hirst sculpture at Bath Abbey by David Hedges

C: the-pumproom-abbey-bath-somerset-england

by Richard Hart, 60 meters away


D: abbey-bath-somerset-england

by Richard Hart, 70 meters away


E: Bath Abbey courtyard by Jon Mills

by Jon Mills, 80 meters away

A church has occupied this spot in the Roman Town of Bath since 757AD. The current building was found...

Bath Abbey courtyard by Jon Mills

F: Bath Abbey

by John Willetts ARPS, 90 meters away

Roman reenactors parading outside Bath Abbey. The Abbey is the only remaining part of a huge mediaeva...

Bath Abbey

G: rabbit-bath-abbey-somerset-england

by Richard Hart, 90 meters away


H: bath-cathedral-somerset

by Richard Hart, 100 meters away


I: lanes-bath-somerset-england

by Richard Hart, 100 meters away


J: The Roman Baths Bath Uk

by Vasilis Triantafyllou, 100 meters away

The Roman Baths Bath Uk

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