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.
Museums, Historical Buildings and Tour
The heart of historic Bath, this famous complex has attracted visitors for more than 2,000 years.
Built in the Gothic style, this prestigious church is a popular pilgrimage destination and an important city landmark.
This semicircular terrace of townhouses is one of Bath’s most well-known landmarks.
Immerse yourself in the world of Jane Austen at this museum or relax in the tea room as her famous characters often did.
One of the oldest working theaters in Britain hosts dramas, comedies, operas and even a few ghosts in a stunning Georgian building .
The Bath Assembly Rooms were known as the city’s most stylish entertainment venue in the 18th and 19th centuries. View these elegant public rooms and explore the unique Fashion Museum set on the lower ground floor.
Venture outside of London to soak up the history and culture beyond the city limits. Step onto the royal grounds of Windsor Castle early in the morning to avoid the crowds, ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, and roam the UNESCO-listed stone streets of Bath after lunch in traditional English pub.
Unlock the secrets of pastoral England during a private guided tour to destinations in Windsor, Stonehenge, and Bath. Customize the tour to meet your unique interests, soaking up the region's rich history at attractions like lavish Windsor Castle, beguiling Stonehenge, and the exquisite Roman Baths.
Soak up the historical and cultural significance of 4 key British heritage sites. Explore the mysterious rock formation of Stonehenge, before visiting the spectacular Salisbury Cathedral. Then spend your afternoon in the Georgian-era spa town of Bath, before a visit to Windsor Castle.
Circle the sights of Bath - a World Heritage UNESCO Site - at your own pace on a double-decker bus. This hop-on hop-off tour takes you all around the city’s major attractions including Royal Crescent, the Abbey, and the Roman Baths.
Explore sprawling Windsor Castle, the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Discover the enigmatic rock formations of UNESCO-designated Stonehenge, and take time to wander through the beautiful streets of the Georgian city of Bath.
Spend a delightful day exploring the English countryside on this day trip from London. Discover the royal town of Windsor and the picture-perfect city of Bath, where you can enjoy lunch in a cozy, traditional pub (onw expense).