Things to do in

Bath

Step back in time, explore ancient baths, and drink traditional tea in this quintessential English city.

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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!

  • Roman Baths

    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.

  • Bath Skyline Walk

    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.

  • Stonehenge

    3. Stonehenge

    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.

  • The Holburne Museum

    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.

  • Canal Boat Trip

    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.

  • Prior Park Landscape Garden

    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.

  • Thermae Bath Spa

    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

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    British Pound (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +44
  • Best time to visit
    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

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,355 reviews

We had Phil as our guide and he was very chatty and knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful tour of the locations that Bridgeton was shot in but also about other films and movies that were filmed in bath as well as well a bit of history

5 stars for this tour. I highly recomand Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. Such an amazing palce City of Bath as well. The guide was amazing. Hope to see you soon. Alin, Romania

Fantastic experience ally was very knowledgable and told us a lot that we wouldn’t have known doing the walk on our own

Really good introduction to the city, conducted at a nice pace and just the right level of information to take in.

Informative and relaxed. Learnt loads and really enjoyed seeing the city from the river.