You'll easily find the Abbey, its Gothic spires soaring above the center of town. It is one of the highlights of Bath. In 676 AD, the Convent of Christian nuns was founded in Bath. Edgar, the first effective King of England was crowned there in 973. The Abbey was destroyed, and in 1499, the present cathedral was founded to replace it. The Abbey was damaged during the bombing in 1942. It was explained to us that the Germans bombed the places of beauty and history, not necessarily just the population centers, in an attempt to demoralize the people.
Today the Abbey is a place of worship and a tourist attraction. When we visited, there was a lovely elderly lady, a volunteer docent, who was ob...Read More