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Top 7 things to do in Bath
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!
1. 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.
2. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
Frequently asked questions about Bath
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Planning Your 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
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- 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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What people are saying about Bath
Totally enjoyable tour of Bath. Started with a brief river trip getting really close to the weir at Pultney Bridge allowing for some great pictures whilst our tour guide pointed out lots of interesting history about Bath and the river Avon. Then joined our tour guide for a fabulous walking tour. So many historic and interesting facts about this lovely city. Could not believe how he could recall such details! A great way to orientate yourself and some super suggestions for eating and drinking after too! Well worth the price and would highly recommend!
Our trip was amazing as the seating was just for me and my partner.. as it was just us and one more couple who chose to have the front view with the other crew member. Very informative and the sun was shining at us after a heavy rain fall of a few minutes.. the view of the Putney bridge was the highlight. Watching it up close with my partner was even more surreal.. would definitely recommend.
Tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable about what there was to see. However, all sites can be walked to where you would probably get a better view.
Excellent tour with our very knowledgeable guide Daniel. We all really enjoyed learning about Bath - it’s history and lots more.
Jamie was knowledgeable and fun. The historical facts and information he shared meant a very enjoyable tour at a good pace.