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Bath

Travel Guide
Parade Gardens which includes a garden, a castle 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.

Where to stay in Bath

Doubletree by Hilton Bath
Doubletree by Hilton Bath
4 out of 5
Walcot Street, Bath, England
The price is ¥17,064 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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! (122 reviews)
"Location and parking. Breakfast was also great"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Doubletree by Hilton Bath
Apex City of Bath Hotel
Apex City of Bath Hotel
4 out of 5
1 James Street West, Bath, England
The price is ¥17,187 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
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 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,581 reviews)
"Extremely comfortable and clean rooms, fantastic service, very friendly staff despite full occupancy. We’ll be back soon!"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 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 ¥38,660 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
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 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (667 reviews)
"We had a wonderful stay at the Gainsborough - it had everything we hoped for, a fantastic location in the city centre and the best spa experience. The staff were really welcoming and helpful."

Reviewed on Jul 15, 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 ¥16,609 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
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! (715 reviews)
"Spacious apartment with very good, spotless kitchen facilities; excellent central location close to station and large public carpark. I would definitely book here again."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 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 ¥27,161 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
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! (45 reviews)
"Great location, lovely apartment. Loud seagulls, but that can’t be helped!"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
Dream Stays Bath - Beau Street
Dream Stays Bath - Beau Street
4 out of 5
3 Beau Street, Bath, England
The price is ¥23,181 per night from Jul 29 to Jul 29
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps from Thermae Bath Spa, Roman Baths, and Bath Abbey. Theatre Royal Bath and Royal Crescent ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)
"Location brilliant. Communication brilliant. Apartment brilliant . Highly recommend"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dream Stays Bath - Beau Street
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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