Things to do in Bath

Marvel at some of Britain's finest Georgian architecture, meander through picturesque cobbled streets and sample culinary delights from the finest independent bakeries, cafés and restaurants, or soak up panoramic views over the rooftops while bathing in the mineral rich waters of Thermae Bath Spa.

Bath is the perfect place to enjoy a city break with a difference. So whether it is your first time in the city, or you are a seasoned visitor, here are just a few of the top attractions that we recommend you explore during your stay.

Great West Way®

Discover the real England by following the Great West Way®, a new 125-mile touring route passing through Bath.

The Roman Baths

Explore Bath's beautifully preserved Roman ruins which still fill with over a million litres of steaming spring water each day, before taking a sip of the mineral-rich spa water in the Pump Room.

The Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum is home to an extensive collection of fine and decorative art, the majority of which belonged to Sir William Holbourne (1793-1874), fifth baronet of Menstrie.

Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge

Designed by Georgian architect, Robert Adam, in 1769, Bath's iconic Pulteney Bridge is just a stone's throw from Abbey Hotel and is now home to a fabulous range of independent shops and restaurants.

The Circus

The Circus

The beautiful townhouses at The Circus are some of Bath's finest examples of Georgian architecture. If you stand and speak in an exact spot in the centre, your words will echo back to you!

Original Wild

See a different side to Bath as you explore the city through a range of outdoor adventure activities including paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, climbing and abseiling.

The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School

Take a masterclass in bread making or spend an afternoon learning the secrets of patisserie with award-winning baker and chef, Richard Bertinet.

The Rec

Set on the banks of the River Avon, The Rec stadium has been the home of Bath Rugby since 1894 and plays host to a variety of sporting, music and arts events throughout the year.

Bath Abbey

Discover more about the history of Bath Abbey, or simply marvel at the building's amazing architecture, ornate carvings and beautiful stained glass windows.

Theatre Royal Bath

Built in 1805, the Grade II listed Theatre Royal playhouse hosts a jam-packed schedule of performances throughout the year, from classic period drama to stand up comedy and musicals.

The Jane Austen Centre

At this fascinating exhibition, you can find out more about the life of Bath's most famous resident, including the influence that the city had on Jane Austen's life and her writing.

Bath Christmas Market

This festive season, meander around Bath's picturesque streets and explore over 200 chalets selling a variety of local foods and handmade gifts at the award-winning Bath Christmas Market.

Thermae Bath Spa

At the award-winning Thermae Bath Spa, you can bathe in mineral rich waters, indulge in a variety of treatments and soak up panoramic views of the city from the spectacular rooftop pool.

The Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent is one of Bath's most impressive landmarks. Be sure to visit No.1 Royal Crescent museum - a former townhouse showcasing the décor and furnishings of the period 1776-1796.

The Assembly Rooms

The Assembly Rooms is a magnificent Georgian building in the heart of Bath. The rooms are also home to the Fashion Museum which features a world-class collection of historic clothing.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Kennet & Avon Canal

The Kennet & Avon Canal passes through the city of Bath. The picturesque towpath is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful stroll and takes you past Pulteney Gardens and the magnificent Bath Locks.