Top attractions in Bath
Top 7 things to do in Bath
Bath is a city like no other, and it's no surprise it's a UNESCO World Heritage site. Aside from soaking in the spas, there's loads more to do including shopping and indulging in fine cafes and restaurants as you're steeped in the city's beauty every step of the way. Canal trips, museums, and an abundance of pubs ensures you'll have a lively and enjoyable time!
1. Roman Baths
You can't swim here, but what you can do is soak up the atmosphere of the great baths by exploring the remains of the ancient heated rooms, changing rooms, and plunge pools.
2. Bath Skyline Walk
Everything's more exciting when you're high up! This six mile roundtrip takes you through hidden valleys, woodlands, and a 18th century landscape garden.
Who wouldn't want to see one of the wonders of the world? These iconic prehistoric standing stones, estimated to be built around 3100 BC, are one of the historic wonders of the world.
4. The Holburne Museum
They say traveling opens your eyes, and it certainly did for Sir William Holburne who began painting after traveling Europe. This city attraction showcases many of his fine and decorative works.
5. Canal Boat Trip
Jump outside of Bath, and sail until your heart's content on one of many boat tours offered along the Kenet and Avon Rivers. Enjoy a canal or cruise boat tour with many pubs along the way.
6. Prior Park Landscape Garden
This valley park, which has one of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world, was created in the 18th century. Roman settlements and woodlands are nestled amongst the park -- waiting to be discovered.
7. Thermae Bath Spa
You can't come to Bath and not bathe. This state-of-the-art thermal bath spa complex has the UK's only natural thermal waters. The open-air thermal bath is a paradise that soothes the body and soul.
Planning Your Visit
Bath is quite a small city. Are there other interesting cities nearby?
Bristol is 13 miles north and offers a lot of city sightseeing for visitors. It's known for its five B's - Brunel (ship), boats, bridges, bikes, and beautiful countryside. There are city tours on offer for guided sightseeing.
Somerset is famous for producing cider. How can I explore this further?
When you're on holiday you're allowed to let go and enjoy a few ciders. Somerset is home to vast amounts of acres of apple orchards waiting to be transformed into delicious creations for consumption. Why not explore the orchards of Somerset? You can download a cider map online or find them in tourist information centers.
Bath is in the west of England -- does this mean it rains a lot there?
Like any UK city, the weather can be unpredictable. May to September can be sunny. Temperatures can reach 70 degrees Fahrenheit in summer, while winters can be as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit
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- The UK has a very mixed climate. Any sunshine combined with warm air would occur in the peak summer months. A visit to Bath at anytime of the year, however, will always be a pleasant and memorable experience.
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What people are saying about Bath
Great activity with the kids. A short trip up the river and back. Just enough to see some of the wildlife (we saw a heron and a Peregrine falcon) and the famous Pulteney bridge and weir. A lovely perspective of the city from the river. The guide was very good with some interesting facts which kept the kids engaged. It is a small boat which made it feel quite special, we were the only people downstairs so it felt like a private tour!
A nice sunny day is a plus but although it was miserable and raining on our trip it was still interesting, informative as well as dry on the boat! The guide was very nice and interesting to listen to. Our guide around Bath was excellent!! He knew so much about the history of Bath, he was very knowledgeable, brilliant all round!
It was wonderful. Karen was an excellent guide, so nice and competent. Malcolm the driver was so sympathetic and funny. All the safe mesures were done. It was an amazing day. I recommend!!! Now I have to wait the second lockdown ends to get another tour.
The boat ride was short but informative. It was very warm with the fire and the crew ensured good social distancing and other measures due to COVID-19. The crew were polite and helpful. They were also clearly very knowledgeable about the local area.
Brilliant way to get to know the city. 24 hour pass so can be used on two days. Did both routes and repeated first route next day. Great to do if showery as you can shelter upstairs under cover