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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.



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

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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

Excellent tour, a must if visiting Bath. The tour guides knowledge of Bath was exceptional, plus no over theatrical story telling from the guide or the guide trying to be a stand up comedian (which I hate about a lot of guided tours) the guide was very professional and made a good tour great.

This is a really great thing to do to get an orientation of Bath at the start of your stay. Our guide, Fred was incredibly knowledgable about Bath and gave a really interesting tour. Highly recommended and great value for money

This was a good use of our time in Bath, to learn more about the city's history and development over the centuries. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and answered a number of questions on all kinds of topics.

what an amazing walking tour we had! Thanks to Andy who made our first day in Bath so great. It was informative, entertaining and full of interesting facts about Bath history. I highly recommend this tour!

Brilliant way to get to know the city. 24 hour pass so can be used on two days. Did both routes and repeated first route next day. Great to do if showery as you can shelter upstairs under cover

City Sightseeing Bath: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 10/13/2020