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Tourist Attractions in Bath

There are many Tourist Attractions in Bath and visitors to Bath are able to enjoy access to some of the most iconic and exciting tourist attractions that the South West has to offer. From architectural delights such as the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and the Roman Baths, to irresistible points of interest like the Thermae Bath Spa, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery.

Bath is a cultural and visual mecca, brimming with museums, attractions and amusements. Here's our guide to Tourist Attractions in Bath to help you make the most of the incredible sights on offer.

 

No.1 Royal Crescent

No.1 Royal Crescent

About: No.1 Royal Crescent reveals how our Georgian ancestors lived, worked, socialised and what their interests were, with the building decorated and furnished as it might have been during the period 1776-1796. Hands-on items and knowledgeable guides help bring the period to life and you’ll discover some intriguing secrets of the times - both upstairs and downstairs!

Address: Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LR 

Telephone: 01225 428126 

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The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

About: The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is the former home of Astronomer William Herschel and is a Museum dedicated to him and his family's achievements. Explore the magic behind astronomy and the fascinating discoveries made by the Herschel family.

There are plenty of things to see and do at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, such as:

  • The Caroline Lucretia Gallery
  • Telescopes
  • Globes and Planetaria 
  • The Garden
  • The Herschel Family Tree
  • The Music Room
  • The Workshop
  • William Herschel's Travel Diary
  • Mirror Polishing Machine
  • Dress worn by Caroline Herschel
  • Caroline Herschel's Visitor's Book
  • Miniature portrait group of Margaret Bryan and her daughters

Address: 19 New King Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2BL

Telephone: 01225 446865

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The Museum of Bath Architecture

The Museum of Bath Architecture

About: The Museum of Bath Architecture shows you the history behind all the eighteenth century buildings and impressive architecture.

This is a great family friendly day out that lets you explore and learn the rich architectural history of Bath as it was turned from a small medieval town to the world famous Georgian city.

Address: The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, The Paragon, The Vineyards, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5NA

Telephone: 01225 333895

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Beckford's Tower & Museum

Beckford's Tower & Museum

About: Beckford's Tower is the only surviving example of William Beckford's fantastic architectural achievements. This popular museum explores William Beckford's life and gives you an insight into what his life was like when he was an owner of Jamaican sugar plantations. 

Address: Beckford's Tower and Museum, Lansdown Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 9BH

Telephone: 01225 422212

 

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Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa

About: Located in the heart of the World Heritage Site, Thermae is an award-winning Natural Spa, where visitors can enjoy bathing in the thermal waters of the Minerva Bath and open-air rooftop pool, refresh their senses in the Wellness Suite and choose from over 50 spa treatments and packages.

Address: Hot Bath Street, Bath, BA1 1SJ

Telephone: 01225 33 1234

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The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths

About: Based around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water today. The ruins and extensive treasures from the spring are beautifully preserved and presented, allowing visitors to see the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements around the simmering pool. 

Address: Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ

Telephone: 01225 477785

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Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

About: Bath Abbey stands in the centre of the city and is the last of the great medieval churches of England. One of the most visited attractions in the South West, this beautiful place of worship has been welcoming pilgrims and visitors for hundreds of years. Whether visiting to explore the stunning interior of the Abbey, to enjoy the choral music or to have a private moment with God, Bath Abbey is a truly unique attraction worth experiencing first hand.

Address: 12 Kingston Buildings Bath Somerset BA1 1LT

Telephone: 01225 422462

The Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent

About: The Royal Crescent is one of the city's best known landmarks and is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the UK. Designed by John Wood the younger, the Grade I listed building was built between 1767 and 1775. Of the 30 houses found in the crescent, one is now the Royal Crescent Hotel, while another is open to the public.

Address: Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS

Telephone: 01225 428126

Fashion Museum

Fashion Museum

About: A must visit for fashionistas - Bath Fashion Museum is home to a world-class collection of contemporary and historical clothes and costumes from yesteryear. The displays include 150 dressed figures to illustrate the changing styles in fashionable clothes from the late 16th century right up to the present day. 

Address: Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH

Telephone: 01225 477173

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The Jane Austen Centre

The Jane Austen Centre

About: The Jane Austen Centre tells the story of one of Bath's most famous residents and the effect that living and working in the city had on her writing. Packed full with fascinating exhibitions and displays, ‘live’ guides, costumes and exclusive films, a trip to the Jane Austen Centre is guaranteed to excite literary fanatics and history lovers alike.

Address: 40 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT

Telephone: 01225 443000

Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge

About: Spanning the River Avon, Pulteney Bridge, is often described as one of the UK's most beautiful bridges. Much like the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Pulteney is one of only four bridges in the world to be lined with shops on both sides. Designed by Robert Adam and completed in 1773 the bridge was constructed to create a new town at Bathwick, just across the river from Bath.

Address: Bridge Street, Bath, Avon, BA2 4AT

Telephone: NA

Victoria Art Gallery

Victoria Art Gallery

About: The Victoria Art Gallery is a free public art museum with an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning from the 15th century to present day. As well as housing permanent art exhibitions, the gallery regularly displays national touring exhibitions and major retrospectives. Works by artists including Gainsborough, Sickert, Zoffan can all be found in the museum.

Address: Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT

Telephone: 01225 477232

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The Circus

The Circus

About: Built in the eighteenth century and designed by John Wood the elder, The Circus is yet another example of the city's striking Georgian architecture complete with fine detailed Bath stone carvings.  An astonishing creation, The Circus is one of the key reasons Bath was awarded the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Address: The Circus, Bath, BA1 2

Telephone: NA

Parade Gardens

Parade Gardens

About: Located on the banks of the River Avon, Parade Gardens provide spectacular views overlooking Pulteney Bridge and Pulteney Weir. Band concerts are held regularly over of the course of the Summer and the park's floral bedding displays are some of the best in Britain. 

Address: Grand Parade, Bath, BA1 1DF

Telephone: NA

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