Bath

Travel Guide
Parade Gardens showing a castle, a garden and heritage architecture

For more than 2000 years people have traveled across Europe to relax in the hot springs of Bath.

The origins on this historic city can be traced back to AD 60, when the Romans came to bathe in its hot springs. Today, the springs remain central to Bath’s identity, with many visitors coming to relax at the city’s spa resorts. The entire city was recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and draws many visitors for its fascinating Roman, Grecian and Royal British history.

Bath is a popular destination year round. In summer the streets and parks of the city are full of locals enjoying the sun. Pack a picnic to enjoy in Parade Gardens as you look across the River Avon, or throw some bread to the ducks in Victoria Park, the largest park in Bath. Behind the park is Royal Crescent, an street of 18th century terrace houses built in an sweeping crescent.

The best way to see the city’s landmarks is by embarking on a walking tour from Bath Abbey. Visit the Roman Baths to see where the city began, see one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Britain at the Bath Abbey, or take a walk up Great Pulteney Street. Make your way to Pulteney Bridge for shopping, as the bridge is one of just four in the world that is completely lined by retailers. Along with historic landmarks Bath is renowned for its museums, galleries and cultural institutions.

While Bath may not be known for its culinary exports, it is home to some of the coziest pubs in England, and the pub fare is second to none. Enjoying a pie and a pint of bath ale is the perfect way to warm up during Bath’s chilly winter months. Weekend farmers’ markets are a great opportunity to sample the regional delicacies, including locally produced cheddar cheese.

From London you can reach Bath by coach or car in around 2 hours, while visitors arriving from outside the UK will find Bristol’s international airport at your service. At just over 100 miles (160 kilometers) from London, Bath is a perfect weekend escape from the big smoke.

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
37 St James Parade, Bath, England
The price is CA $130 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa, and Roman Baths. Cotswolds and Theatre Royal ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (786 reviews)
"Apt. was clean, floors were not; my slipper soles were dirty from walking around. Instruction manual for appliances were not available until I mentioned it to a staff member who kindly printed it off of a template they had. The dryer rack was completely missing other than two stand alone levels that ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2021

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
Apex City of Bath Hotel
Apex City of Bath Hotel
4 out of 5
1 James Street West, Bath, England
The price is CA $149 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Bath City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre Royal Bath and Roman Baths. Bath Abbey and Jane Austen Centre are also within 10 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,585 reviews)
"Very good stay"

Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2021

Apex City of Bath Hotel
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
5 out of 5
Beau Street, Bath, England
The price is CA $353 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
Located in Bath City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Thermae Bath Spa, The Little Theatre Cinema, and Roman Baths. Jane Austen Centre and Pulteney Bridge ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (724 reviews)
"Fantastic location, convenient for the town and train station is a short walk. Room was impressive although as we were on the front of the hotel there was some noise from outside at night. The spa was excellent, if you stay here you don’t need to bother with the thermal (paid) spa across the road. ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2021

The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
37 St James Parade, Bath, England
The price is CA $130 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa, and Roman Baths. Cotswolds and Theatre Royal ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (786 reviews)
"Apt. was clean, floors were not; my slipper soles were dirty from walking around. Instruction manual for appliances were not available until I mentioned it to a staff member who kindly printed it off of a template they had. The dryer rack was completely missing other than two stand alone levels that ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2021

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
The Bridge House
The Bridge House
3.5 out of 5
1 Cleveland Bridge, Bath, England
The price is CA $290 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Situated in Bath, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of The Holburne Museum, Theatre Royal Bath, and Roman Baths. Cotswolds and Thermae Bath Spa are also ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Fabulous and unique home right on the river, I loved this place and its high end decor would definitely recommend x"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2020

The Bridge House
The Forge
The Forge
3.5 out of 5
123 Marksbury, Bath, England
Situated in Bath, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Chew Valley and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Bath Spa University. Cotswolds and Bath City Farm are also within 6 ...
The Forge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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