Things to do
The Royal Crescent. The Circus. Pulteney Bridge. And, of course, the Roman Baths themselves. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath is brimming with incredible sites. You could follow in the footsteps of ancient Celts and Romans and warm yourself in naturally heated, mineral-rich spa waters. Or get behind the golden facades and explore the world of Jane Austen.
Bath offers a fascinating mixture of small boutiques and big brands, cobbled streets and wide boulevards. And, thanks to its relatively compact size, you can walk the entire centre in just a couple of hours. When it’s time for a breather, there’s no shortage of places for a pint of ale, an indulgent afternoon tea, or a leisurely G&T.
As well as its own iconic sights, Bath makes a great base for exploring the West Country. You’re under an hour from Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Wells, Lacock and the Cotswolds. Or hop on a train to Bath’s bigger, brasher brother: Bristol. Just 10 minutes from Bath, Bristol is home to many of Brunel’s masterpieces including the SS Great Britain.