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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.

Doubletree by Hilton Bath
Doubletree by Hilton Bath
4 out of 5
Walcot Street, Bath, England
The price is CA $161 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30

Located in the heart of Bath, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Artisan Quarter, Bath Abbey, and Theatre Royal Bath. Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (100 reviews)
Great hotel at a nice location

"Nice place to stay. The staff are generally friendly. Ria in particular was proactive and helpful. Overall service was brilliant. The location was good and parking was available beside property. Special rate for stays at the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 16, 2020

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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 May 9 to May 10

Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa, and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and Bath ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (707 reviews)

"Its in beautiful Bath and it feels like a Georgian Bath Property to stay in."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 9, 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
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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 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,700 reviews)

"Clean comfy rooms . Staff are friendly & helpful. Have not tried food while staying."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2020

Apex City of Bath Hotel
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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 May 9 to May 10

Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa, and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and Bath ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (707 reviews)

"Its in beautiful Bath and it feels like a Georgian Bath Property to stay in."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 9, 2021

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
3.5 out of 5
12 Union Passage, Bath, England
The price is CA $262 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22

Located in Bath City Centre, this apartment building is steps from Milsom Quarter, Roman Baths, and Theatre Royal Bath. Thermae Bath Spa and Bath Abbey are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)

"Great property. Clean. In the center of Bath. Near grocery store."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2021

Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
Bath Holiday Suites
Bath Holiday Suites
3 out of 5
10 Grove Street, Bath, England

Situated in Bath, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey. Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"The flat was brilliant, very clean, and comfortable. Would stay there again. Will be coming down to Bath before christmas and will definetly book again. Great for the town Funny little window in the bathroom that opened inwards...hey the Georgians!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2020

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Dec 20, 2019

The people in Bath are lovely and very helpful.

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Sep 30, 2019

Bath was a great town to visit, I would recommend it to anyone who has the time to visit Bath

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Happy

Sep 25, 2019

Beautiful countryside, rich in historic significance.

5/5 - Excellent

Isabelle

Sep 13, 2019

Loved Bath. Took a free walking tour visited the Abbey and the Roman Bath and walked around.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 24, 2019

A lovely city with great restaurants and shops. We took a great walking tour of the city with a blue badge guide.

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 23, 2019

Enjoyed the historical significance of the city

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