Why we love Bath
A wellness retreat for the Romans and elegant Georgian architecture around every corner – Bath is the city that has it all. But look beyond its UNESCO World Heritage status and discover a destination bursting with cultural and gastronomic delights, from live music and comedy to captivating tours and experiences.
From a paddle down the River Avon, to touring the Bridgerton filming locations made famous by Netflix’s smash hit series – you won’t be short of finding adventure. Bust out your best moves at the world’s largest greenfield music and arts festival, Glastonbury, or discover life through the eyes of a literary favourite at the annual Jane Austen festival. From shopping and exploring the Roman baths, to taking a dip in the mineral-rich waters of the rooftop pool at Thermae Bath Spa, this is one place not to be missed.
Discover diverse flavours
Fill your tummy with foodie delights on a city tour with a bite to it! Say hi to the locals as you pass through Bath’s streets tucking into culinary artisans, sweet locally baked buns and seasonal produce.
A regal tour of Bath
Live out all your lavish fantasies on a Bridgerton tour – wander through Bath’s streets for picturesque sightseeing and discover the Bridgerton filming locations from the hit series, including the Royal Crescent and the Holburne.
Creativity bursts into the city in July with Bath Carnival. Feel the rhythm of the city come alive with samba drumming, carnival dancers and let the DJ take the celebrations into dusk.
Things to do in Bath
Featured things to do
Bath Comedy Festival
Have a right laugh at Bath’s epic 26 days of live comedy spanning across the whole city. Expect big comedy names with big jokes, and get ready to really laugh your socks off!Learn more about Bath Comedy Festival
Step into a world of world class music, stand-up comedy, circus performers and eclectic film at Glastonbury Festival - this is one creatively cultural experience not to be missed by the party-goers.Learn more about Glastonbury Festival
Wander up to Solsbury Hill and the other heights above Bath for skyline views over the bustling city and beyond, mixing nature with autumnal colours and beautiful fresh perspectives.Learn more about walking in Bath
Bath at Christmas
From an amble through its traditional Christmas market to a steamy twilight swim at the city’s rooftop pool – winter is a magical time in Bath with glistening lights and plenty of festive fayre.Learn more about Bath at Christmas
Places to stay in Bath
Bath’s centre is where you’ll find most of the incredible historical and cultural gems. Bath City, the oldest part is blessed with handsome Georgian architecture and atmosphere to enjoy getting lost, and here boasts the only place in Britain where you can bathe in natural thermal hot springs.
From cosy pubs to trendy bars, a smattering of decent night life to places to wine and dine. North of the city centre is worth discovering for an alternative with boutique shops and speciality sports.
This area features perhaps Bath’s most famous street, the truly awesome horseshoed shaped, Royal Crescent (built in the 1700s). Its close enough to the centre, and offers luxury and an poetic atmosphere.
Getting to Bath
Well connected by train, coach and bus to destinations across the UK, getting to and around Bath is easy. First Bus is the largest of several bus operators connecting the city, while Great Western Railway operates regular services from London Paddington and destinations across the south west.
Get orientated and see all the major sights aboard a hop on, hop off city sightseeing bus tour.
Bath Spa is the city’s major railway station, with trains departing from the city centre to destinations throughout Britain.
With 14 self-service hire stations around the city, traffic-free cycle routes and the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path, the scenic city of Bath is brilliant when explored by bike.
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