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With a wealth of shops, parks, museums and theatres to delight you, Bath is perfect for a flying visit or weekend break.

The city’s stunning architecture is a testament to its rich history, dating from the Roman period. Just walking through this city of golden stone is a treat for the eyes.

There’s so much to see, you might find it hard to choose, but we recommend a trip to the river to see the beautiful Pulteney Bridge or a visit to the awe-inspiring Roman Baths. Whether it be a family day out or a romantic mini-break, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Bath.

Travel to Bath from London with our Advance fares for just £12 Standard Class and £20 First Class, one way, when you book early. 

 

Get some inspiration on what to do when visiting Bath from our list below:

1/2. The Royal Crescent and The Circus

The Royal Crescent and The Circus are must-see sights when visiting Bath; not only is the Royal Crescent one of the world’s best known landmarks but the prestigious architectural building will blow your breath away.

The Royal Crescent was built between 1767 and 1775 and was designed by John Wood the Younger.

The crescent consists of 30 houses, one of which is the Royal Crescent Hotel and another open to the public.

These two stunning landmarks are one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in the United Kingdom. No wonder they have been home to a mixture of notable people over the years and used as a backdrop for various film and television shows.

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3. Jane Austen Centre

Step back in time to Jane Austen’s Regency world. Discover the effect living in Bath had on her life and writing plus explore Bath during Regency times.

The Jane Austen Centre celebrates Bath’s most renowned resident. Her knowledge of the city is reflected in her two novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Don’t forget to drop into the award winning Regency Tea Rooms on the second floor for a pot of real leaf tea and homemade cake. 

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4. Pulteney Bridge

There’s so much to see, you might find it hard to choose, but we recommend a trip to the river to see the beautiful Pulteney Bridge. This beautiful historic bridge crosses the famous River Avon in the centre of the city and is a hugely popular landmark with all those that visit Bath. The bridge can best viewed from Parade Gardens.

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5. Roman Baths and The Pump Room

No visit to Bath is complete without a trip to the famous Roman Baths. With it being one of the finest thermal spas in the ancient world, it is no wonder the Roman Baths are the largest tourist attraction in the South West of England.

The ruins and treasures from the Romans are skilfully preserved in the world heritage site across four different sections: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from Roman Bath – each section worth a visit or two!

Don’t forget to pop down to the ground floor for a taste of the hot Spa water in the Georgian Pump Room.  

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6. Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is at located at the heart of the city and dates back to 1499. The prestigious spot has been admired by many across the years, as the site has been previously housed by two different churches: an Anglo-Saxon Abbey dating back to 757 and a Normal Cathedral which was founded in 1090.

Join the Tower Tour to view the Abbey from a different perspective. The fully guided tour takes 45 – 50 minutes and includes standing on top of the Abbey’s vaulted ceiling and seeing the Abbey bells.

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Take a look at some of the other fantastic attractions in Bath:

Parks and Gardens

Bath has many attractive parks and gardens waiting to be explored. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the Royal Victoria Park, which has a stunning collection of plants and flowers in the Botanical Gardens.

Step back in time in the Georgian Gardens, which has been recreated to illustrate how a typical Georgian garden would have looked. Or why not wander over to the Sydney Gardens, which boasts to be Bath oldest park.

There are a number of beautiful open spaces in Bath to wander around and enjoy the historic sights of Bath. 

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Nightlife in Bath

From comedy to theatre shows and a packed programme of major events, Bath is a bustling city with a whole list of entertainment to choose from all year round.

Be enthralled by a top quality drama or opera show at the Theatre Royal or head to the Komedia for a diverse range of musical performances.

If you fancy doing something different, join the nightly tour of Bath hosted by Bizarre Bath which takes you on a stroll around Bath with a comic twist.

There are plenty of traditional pubs in Bath as well as a few nightclubs if you fancy partying late into the night! 

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