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For more than 2000 years people have travelled across Europe to relax in the hot springs of Bath.

The origins on this historic city can be traced back to AD 60, when the Romans came to bathe in its hot springs. Today, the springs remain central to Bath’s identity, with many visitors coming to relax at the city’s spa resorts. The entire city was recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and draws many visitors for its fascinating Roman, Grecian and Royal British history.

Bath is a popular destination year round. In summer the streets and parks of the city are full of locals enjoying the sun. Pack a picnic to enjoy in Parade Gardens as you look across the River Avon, or throw some bread to the ducks in Victoria Park, the largest park in Bath. Behind the park is Royal Crescent, an street of 18th century terrace houses built in an sweeping crescent.

The best way to see the city’s landmarks is by embarking on a walking tour from Bath Abbey. Visit the Roman Baths to see where the city began, see one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Britain at the Bath Abbey, or take a walk up Great Pulteney Street. Make your way to Pulteney Bridge for shopping, as the bridge is one of just four in the world that is completely lined by retailers. Along with historic landmarks Bath is renowned for its museums, galleries and cultural institutions.

While Bath may not be known for its culinary exports, it is home to some of the cosiest pubs in England, and the pub fare is second to none. Enjoying a pie and a pint of bath ale is the perfect way to warm up during Bath’s chilly winter months. Weekend farmers’ markets are a great opportunity to sample the regional delicacies, including locally produced cheddar cheese.

From London you can reach Bath by coach or car in around 2 hours, while visitors arriving from outside the UK will find Bristol’s international airport at your service. At just over 160 kilometres (100 miles) from London, Bath is a perfect weekend escape from the big smoke.

Top hotels in Bath

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Apex City of Bath Hotel
Apex City of Bath Hotel
4 out of 5
1 James Street West, Bath, England
The price is AU$180 per night

Located in Bath City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre Royal Bath and Roman Baths. Bath Abbey and Jane Austen Centre are also within 10 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,732 reviews)

"Very good. All covid 19 protection in place. Felt very safe. Very clean. Highly organised. You even get a duck in your room! Meet oliver hes cute."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2020

Apex City of Bath Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Bath
Holiday Inn Express Bath
3 out of 5
The price is AU$135 per night

Located in the heart of Bath, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Crescent, Theatre Royal Bath and Jane Austen Centre. Thermae Bath Spa and Roman ...

4.2/5Very Good! (980 reviews)

"Good for bus links. 20min slow walk into centre. Covid brekkie not great but they try.."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Bath
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
The price is AU$169 per night

Located in Bath City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and Bath Abbey are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (626 reviews)

"Easy check in, very central, clean and spacious. Would definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2020

SACO Bath - St James's Parade

Popular places to visit in Bath

Roman Baths
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Roman Baths

4.5/5(62 reviews)

The heart of historic Bath, this famous complex has attracted visitors for more than 2,000 years. 

Thermae Bath Spa
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Thermae Bath Spa

5/5(5 reviews)

Bathe in some of Britain’s warmest thermal waters and unwind with relaxing treatments at this appealing spa complex.

Royal Crescent
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Royal Crescent

4.5/5(43 reviews)

This semicircular terrace of townhouses is one of Bath’s most well-known landmarks.

Theatre Royal Bath
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Theatre Royal Bath

4.5/5(10 reviews)

One of the oldest working theaters in Britain hosts dramas, comedies, operas and even a few ghosts in a stunning Georgian building .

Bath Abbey
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Bath Abbey

4.5/5(47 reviews)

Built in the Gothic style, this prestigious church is a popular pilgrimage destination and an important city landmark.

Pulteney Bridge
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Pulteney Bridge

4.5/5(3 reviews)

One of only a handful of shop-lined bridges in the world, this architectural marvel has quirky stores and great views.

Top activities in Bath

Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

AU$31
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Discover Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge Tour from London
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Discover Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge Tour from London

AU$116
Per adult
Stonehenge & Bath Bargain Tour
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Stonehenge & Bath Bargain Tour

AU$146
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Private tour Bath & Stonehenge from London
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Private tour Bath & Stonehenge from London

AU$708
Per adult
Private Tour of Stonehenge & Bath
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Private Tour of Stonehenge & Bath

AU$1,061
Per adult
Camberry Retreats
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Camberry Retreats

AU$982
Per adult

Reviews of Bath

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Lara

17 Feb. 2020

Extremely walk able and easy to get around. Lots to see in a small distance.

5/5 - Excellent

Looselips

25 Jan. 2020

If your here you must spend a day in the Thermae bath

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Dec. 2019

Beautiful city full of historical buildings & landmarks and easily accessible from London by train. The shopping & dining options were great too.

5/5 - Excellent

Jady

1 Nov. 2019

Beautiful city with so much to see and do. Highly recommend Bath.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Oct. 2019

Would like to revisit and see places outside the city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Oct. 2019

So much history and interest -definitely a great destination

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Bristol

Bristol

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