Top hidden gems in Bath

  1. Head to Green Park Station covered market hall to discover all kinds of local treats and delicacies at the Farmers Market held on Saturdays 9am-4pm.

 

  1. Bath is known for its excellent independent shops and there’s even an independent department store – the much-loved Rossiters of Bath – where you can buy everything from chic Anorak goodies to designer camping gear.

 

  1. You’ve seen the magnificent Royal Crescent from the outside, but did you know you can also step behind one of its Georgian doors? At No.1 in fact! It’s a real step back in time to how the Georgians would’ve lived.

 

  1. Beckford's Tower was built for wealthy eccentric William Beckford in 1827 to house some of his art and books. Today it still contains a museum collection and you can climb up the tower for panoramic views over Bath and its surrounding countryside.

 

  1. The Herschel Museum of Astronomy at 19 New King Street is a delightful example of a Georgian townhouse and was home to astronomer and musician William Herschel. See Herschel’s workshop, music room and garden where, with a telescope of his own construction, he discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.

 

  1. See a reconstructed Bath Stone mine, a 19th-century soft drinks factory, ironmonger's shop, a 1914 Horstmann car, and an 18th-century tennis court, all at the Museum of Bath at Work.

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