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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

Top Hotels in Bath

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! (1,833 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Apex City of Bath Hotel
Doubletree by Hilton Bath
Doubletree by Hilton Bath
4 out of 5
Walcot Street, Bath, England
The price is ¥15,050 per night from Feb 22 to Feb 23

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! (81 reviews)

"Excellent room, big and comfortable bed, very clean. Quality of the buffett."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Bath
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
5 out of 5
Beau Street, Bath, England
The price is ¥24,736 per night from Feb 23 to Feb 24

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! (656 reviews)

"Situation was very convenient for all Bath facilities. Hotel was clean and comfortable and in good condition. Did not like the ease of access for a motor vehicle because of the various one way systems etc although there was free temporary waiting outside."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

The Gainsborough Bath Spa
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Vacation Rentals in Bath

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 ¥7,674 per night from Feb 18 to Feb 19

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! (689 reviews)

"Perfect place for a little getaway. Really nice that there was milk in the fridge, coffee, tea and cereal."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

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 ¥20,577 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (42 reviews)

"Very convenient, good location. Very squeaky floorboards."…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
Hobbit-style House in Bath
Hobbit-style House in Bath
3 out of 5
Homelea Park East, Bath, England

Situated in Bath, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bath Botanical Gardens, Royal Crescent, and Theatre Royal Bath. Thermae Bath Spa and Roman ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Perfect

"Very clean and tidy, the heated floor was also a plus. Overall enjoyed my stay at the hobbit house."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Hobbit-style House in Bath
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Reviews of Bath

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5/5 - Excellent

JasonG

Mar 11, 2020

We parked in the public parking off Charlotte Street and were able to walk the entire downtown area easily. Don’t miss out on the Jane Austen museum (and the tea room). It isn’t a large museum but it makes for a fun afternoon, especially in the cold

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 4, 2020

Be sure to take the Mayor’s Walking Tour Informative and entertaining. 2 hrs Free!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 28, 2020

Great walkable city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 22, 2020

Bath is beautiful. The Abbey is continuing restoration but the volunteers are so helpful and ensure you enjoy your visit. The shopping, architecture, and food are all fantastic.

4/5 - Good

Aprado

Jan 30, 2020

Small city, lot history, nice to stay for three days ibring umbrella

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 28, 2020

The Free Walking Tour of Bath is an activity one must attend when visiting, especially for the first time.

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