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What are Bath's BEST Tourist Attractions?

What are Bath's best tourist attractions - a toughie in a city as amazing and historic as this one! On a rare sunny day in Bath, we took a tour around the city to weigh up Bath's Top Tourist Attractions. Here are our top picks!

Whether you're Bath born and bred, passing through the city or enjoying a city break here, these tourist attractions should definitely be top of your list. From history to the great outdoors, there's certainly something for everyone here!

 
 
Roman Baths Bath

The Roman Baths

Address: Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LZ

About: With over 2,000 years of rich history on show, the Roman Baths are Bath’s main tourist attraction with over 1,000,000 visitors in 2019 flocking to our great city to take a tour around the ancient site. Situated at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, the Roman Baths remarkably preserved remains are a must-visit location with its unique thermal springs rise in the site making this one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world.

Explore what life was like as a Roman as you take a tour around the famous Baths, walk on original Roman pavements and admire the ruins of this ancient tourist attraction.

Due to COVID restrictions, those wishing to visit the Roman Baths must pre-book online and adhere to all social distancing measures inside the venue.

With so much to do and see at The Roman Baths, this is one destination that simply had to make the list.

Key features: Natural Roman spring, ancient Roman ruins, kids' activities.

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The Royal Crescent Bath

The Royal Crescent

Address: Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS

About: The Royal Crescent is one of Bath’s most iconic landmarks attracting thousands of visitors to its amazing architecture and beautiful lawns every year. Designed by John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1775, the areas 500ft long sweeping crescent consisting of 30 Grade I listed terrace houses is a brilliant location if you’re looking for the perfect Instagram spot on your visit to Bath.

Admire the amazing architecture on show and soak in some rays with a picnic in the nearby Royal Victoria Park on your day out around Bath or why not experience what life was like in the 18th century with a tour around No1. Royal Crescent Museum.

The area also boasts one of the city’s most luxurious hotels, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, so if you’re planning a weekend trip to our fabulous city then make sure to check out this outstanding venue.

Key features: Beautiful architecture, Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, No 1. Royal Crescent.

Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa

Address: Hot Bath St, Bath, BA1 1SJ

About: Bath is one of Britain’s most sought-after destinations for a weekend spa visit and if you’re on the hunt for the ultimate relaxation visit then you need to pay a visit to the city centres Thermae Bath Spa.

Located in the heart of the city, Thermae is an award-winning natural spa boasting a minerva bath and open-air rooftop pool as just some of its main features. The spa also offers over 50 amazing treatments and packages that must be booked in advance.

After a year that none of us could expect, a visit to this outstanding centre of relaxation is the perfect way to escape from the outside world, so stop off, take in the rooftop views of our beautiful city and enjoy some well-deserved you-time.

Key features: Minerva bath, Rooftop pool, Range of high-quality treatments.

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Jane Austen Centre Bath

The Jane Austen Centre

Address: 40 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT

About: The Jane Austen Centre is one of Bath’s most popular tourist attraction as visitors take an exciting look into the centre that celebrates Bath’s most famous resident. Born in 1775, the celebrated novelist moved to Bath in December 1800 and went on to produce six major novels including timeless classics such as Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

Attractive tourists from around the globe, The Jane Austen Centre offers an interactive and immersive experience with actors dressed in Regency costume and period decoration to put you in the shoes of Jane Austen herself.

After you’ve finished your tour around the centre, dine in the Regency Tea Room and enjoy one of Bath’s best afternoon teas.

The Jane Austen Centre is currently operating on limited numbers so make sure to book online by clicking below.

Key features: Regency tea room, fully immersive experience, gift shop.

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Bath Skyline

Walk the Bath Skyline

Postcode: BA2 5AH

About: One of the best things about Bath is that it has an array of beautiful scenic walking routes for you to explore. However perhaps the best of the bunch is the Bath Skyline walk. Providing stunning views of Bath’s beautiful skyline, the Skyline walk spans across six miles of marked footpaths where you will discover limestone-rich hidden valleys, serene woodlands, and rare wildlife.

On a sunny day, this is the perfect place for a family picnic and a spot of kite flying. Whilst in the colder months, the Bath Skyline becomes a winter wonderland scattered with autumnal leaves and tranquil woodland beauty.

Located near to the Bath Recreational Ground, a stroll along the Skyline is one way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without ever really leaving Bath’s city centre.

Key features: Views of Bath, adventurous walking routes, Iron Age Fort.

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The Royal Crescent Hotel Bath

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a five-star haven of elegance and tranquillity in the historic city of Bath, located in the centre of arguably the world's finest crescent.

16 Royal Crescent , Bath, Somerset , BA1 2LS

Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa

In the heart of the World Heritage Site, Thermae Bath Spa is an award-winning Natural Spa.

The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath Street , Bath , BA1 1SJ

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