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One day, several sights: Put on your most comfortable walking shoes and get ready to explore historic Bath. Keep energy reserves high as this is one city worth running around for.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Thermae Bath Spa

Spas

The Roman Baths

Historic Sites, History Museums

Bath Abbey

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites

Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum

Restaurants

No. 1 Royal Crescent

History Museums, Speciality Museums

Royal Victoria Park

Parks

The Circus

Architectural Buildings

Pulteney Bridge

Bridges, Flea & Street Markets

Bath Narrowboats - Day Hire

Boat Tours, Boat Hire

Bertinet Bakery

Restaurants

FollowingtheRivera's City Tips

  • Bath Abbey is a good signpost - given its grand stature - to find your way back to the city center.
  • Do ask for directions. The local people are very friendly and are always happy to help out a lost traveller.
  • Wear appropriate footwear. Bath is better by foot and your feet will be grateful after hours of pounding the many cobbled streets and sloping roads around the city.
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    Thermae Bath Spa
    Spas
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Kick-start your day in Bath with a visit to one of my favourite attractions, the Thermae Bath Spa. You can enjoy bathing in the naturally warm waters of the rooftop pool, whatever the weather, and the indoor attractions are an equally good alternative. The Cross Bath can be hired for private functions, and it's worth checking whether it's free to use prior to visiting. Housed in a separate building, it is a private, smaller bath with its own changing facilities. Visitors can relax in the pool while watching the natural thermal waters flow from the specially commissioned poolside fountain.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Try one of the special treatments offered at the spa. The Watsu Massage is great for couples and promises to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
    • Young people between 12-16 years must be accompanied by an adult when using the Cross Bath.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 10 Spas & Wellness in Bath
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth the wait 10/12/2017
    • Great Treat 10/12/2017
    • Thermae Bath Spa
    Address:
    Hetling Pump Room Hot Bath Street
    Hot Bath Street
    Bath BA1 1SJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1225 331234
    Price range:
    US$ 32 - US$ 32
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 21:30
    Other:
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    The Roman Baths
    Historic Sites, History Museums
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    As its namesake suggests, the city is renowned for the baths that were built here by the Romans. The hot water springs, once regarded as sacred, and the fascinating history and striking architecture ensure The Roman Baths are still a popular destination for travellers around Europe and beyond.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Sample the spa water, which contains no less than 43 minerals.
    • A focal point of the city, this attraction is always busy, so be prepared to share a collective experience.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 171 things to do in Bath
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Living with the romans 10/12/2017
    • Very enjoyable 10/12/2017
    • The Roman Baths
    Address:
    Abbey Churchyard
    Bath BA1 1LZ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1225 477785
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:30 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Bath Abbey
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Bath is famous for its historical landmarks, and Bath Abbey certainly ticks this box. Impossible to miss, the abbey is just a short walk from the Roman Baths and well worth a visit. The church's grand stature also serves as a useful signpost for finding your way back to the city centre should you ever get lost.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take a pew inside, or a seat outside, and indulge in a spot of people-watching on one of the many benches located around the abbey.
    • Tower tours are available, but visitors should be aware there are 212 steps to reach the top. There is however an opportunity for a break in between the flights of stairs, and the views from the top should be worth the journey.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 171 things to do in Bath
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bath Xmas Market - based around the Abbey 11/12/2017
    • Stunning 10/12/2017
    • Bath Abbey
    Phone:
    +44 1225 422462
    Hours:
    Sun
    13:00 - 14:30
    16:30 - 18:00
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 17:30
    Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum
    Restaurants (Cafe, International, British, Soups)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Nestled in the quaint North Parade Passage is Bath's oldest house and tearoom. Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House and Museum still retains its title as selling the original and the best Bath bun. Part bread, part cake, the sweet bun is delicious, and a visit to Bath is never complete without stopping in for a spot of afternoon tea. The restaurant also serves dishes for those with a savory palate, keeping everyone happy, and no-one leaving hungry.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Entry to the downstairs kitchen museum is free with any purchase. It is however very small, so be prepared for a brief wait.
    • Buy some buns! The shop in the museum sells buns as well as excellent tea - a great gift to take back home.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #65 of 467 restaurants in Bath
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must in bath 09/12/2017
    • Trencher - brilliant new experience! 09/12/2017
    • Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum
    Address:
    Sally Lunn's House
    4 North Parade Passage
    Bath BA1 1NX
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1225 461634
    Price range:
    US$ 0 - US$ 24
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 - 21:30
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    No. 1 Royal Crescent
    History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Step back in time with a visit to a traditional Georgian townhouse. The first of the crescent-shaped 30 terraced houses, No.1 Royal Crescent is a museum that showcases authentic Georgian interior design and furnishings. The house was initially built to accommodate members of the English aristocracy and their servants.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Download the No.1 Royal Crescent App (free) to obtain additional information prior to, or during, your visit to the museum.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 171 things to do in Bath
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Trip to Bath 10/12/2017
    • Beautiful! 07/12/2017
    • No. 1 Royal Crescent
    Phone:
    +44 1225 338727
    Price range:
    US$ 17 - US$ 17
    Hours:
    Mon
    12:00 - 17:30
    Tue - Sun
    10:30 - 17:30
    Other:
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    Royal Victoria Park
    Parks
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Royal Crescent overlooks another Bath attraction: Royal Victoria Park. Named after Queen Victoria, who opened the park in 1830, the area spans 57 acres and is perfect for any season. Pack a picnic during the spring/summer months, or take an autumnal stroll if visiting in September/October time.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The park makes a great viewing spot to watch the hot air balloons take off during the summer months.
    • Check the park's website to see what events are currently on.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 171 things to do in Bath
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Even Better this Year 05/12/2017
    • Trees are amazing 23/11/2017
    • Royal Victoria Park
    Phone:
    +44 7496 053136
    Other:
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    The Circus
    Architectural Buildings
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    A short walk from No. 1 Royal Crescent lies another Bath treasure, The Circus. A circular display of Georgian townhouses, the attraction is a fine example of the Georgian design made famous by John Wood the Elder. Architecture fans can gaze over the Palladian style of the building, and the decorative emblems carved on the frieze.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Eat with the locals at The Circus Cafe and Restaurant located at the corner on Brock Street. Try the locally-caught fish of the day, line-caught from Dorset and Devon.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 171 things to do in Bath
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • beautyfull 10/12/2017
    • Simply Delicious! 07/12/2017
    • The Circus
    Phone:
    +44 1225 466020
    Other:
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    Pulteney Bridge
    Bridges, Flea & Street Markets
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    It would be very difficult to miss the Pulteney Bridge while in Bath. A Palladian-style bridge designed by Sir John the Elder, the Grade I listed structure crosses over the River Avon, adding a touch of Venetian charm. Shops and cafes situated along here offer a different perspective of the city.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take time out for a refreshment break at one of the cafes dotted along the bridge.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 171 things to do in Bath
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Simple artistry in architecture 10/12/2017
    • Must see 09/12/2017
    • Pulteney Bridge
    Phone:
    +44 1225 477101
    Other:
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    Bath Narrowboats - Day Hire
    Boat Tours, Boat Hire
    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Anyone preferring a more scenic and peaceful way to explore Bath and beyond should consider hiring a traditional day boat. The boat accommodates 1 to 12 people, and is great value for those wanting to explore the Kennet & Avon Canal, and surrounding countryside. Boats can be hired for a full day, half day or overnight trips if desired. Bikes are also available to hire from Bath Narrowboats, for anyone keen on cycling along the canal path while working on their fitness at the same time.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Pack a picnic lunch to ensure full stomachs and happy faces. Alternatively, Bath Narrowboats can provide a gourmet hamper if ordered in advance.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 10 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Bath
    • christmas market visit 5/12/17 07/12/2017
    • Brilliant fun 05/11/2017
    • Bath Narrowboats - Day Hire
    Address:
    Sydney Wharf Bathwick Hill
    Sydney Wharf
    Bath BA2 4EL
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1225 447276
    Other:
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    Bertinet Bakery
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    A mere stone's throw from both Bath Spa train station and the bus station lies the small but quaint French establishment, Bertinet Bakery. Founded by experienced chef and Brittany native, Richard Bertinet, the bakery sells a fine selection of breads and pastries, not to mention teas and coffees. Great quality ingredients make Bertinet Bakery a tasty end to a day trip to Bath.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Squeeze in a little people-watching by sitting outside in Brunel Square with a pain au chocolat and latte - weather-permitting of course!
    • Take some bread back home (or to your hotel) with you - the sourdough is particularly good.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #201 of 467 restaurants in Bath
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for take-out pastries 09/11/2017
    • Terrible Croissants 28/10/2017
    • Bertinet Bakery
    Address:
    6 New Bond Street Place
    Bath BA1 1BH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1225 445531
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    08:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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