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Bath Abbey, Somerset

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Bath Abbey, Somerset
Bath, Somerset, England
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Bath Abbey is one pf the last great churches built before the English Reformation. It was begun in 1507, and is a wonderful example of late Perpendicular style with superb vaulted ceilings and wonderful carvings throughout. The Abbey is located in central Bath, a short stroll from the famous Roman Baths and the Pump Rooms.

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