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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

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

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

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
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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

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
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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
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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 Bath 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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Great activity with the kids. A short trip up the river and back. Just enough to see some of the wildlife (we saw a heron and a Peregrine falcon) and the famous Pulteney bridge and weir. A lovely perspective of the city from the river. The guide was very good with some interesting facts which kept the kids engaged. It is a small boat which made it feel quite special, we were the only people downstairs so it felt like a private tour!

Bath: 25-Minute City Boat Trip to Pulteney Bridge Reviewed by Claire, 28/10/2020

Andy, our guide, was so knowledgeable about Bath's history and literally fit 2000 years of history into an hour and a half tour and talk! We walked around to many of Bath's key points of interest... Not even the torrential rain stopped us as it was just so interesting. Andy was open to all questions we had and, what's more, he knew the answers... I'd say it was the best, most interesting tourist walk I've ever taken.

It was wonderful. Karen was an excellent guide, so nice and competent. Malcolm the driver was so sympathetic and funny. All the safe mesures were done. It was an amazing day. I recommend!!! Now I have to wait the second lockdown ends to get another tour.

Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Tour from London Reviewed by Marco Aurélio Souza, 06/11/2020

The boat ride was short but informative. It was very warm with the fire and the crew ensured good social distancing and other measures due to COVID-19. The crew were polite and helpful. They were also clearly very knowledgeable about the local area.

Bath: 25-Minute City Boat Trip to Pulteney Bridge Reviewed by Anonymous, 29/10/2020

We had the time in 1h30 to learn a lot about the city, its history and architecture. Fred was our guide and on top of being knowledgeable was extremely friendly. I would definitely recommend that tour.