One of the most historic cities in the UK, visitors have been travelling to Bath for hundreds of years. Bath also comes complete with the usual city break favourites- shopping, delicious restaurants and a lively nightlife- all which ensures that your visit to Bath won’t disappoint.
Bath is packed with great attractions and historic sights. Wander the streets and admire the range of Georgian architectural accomplishments that have awarded the city with the UNESCO World Heritage stamp of approval.
Tour the grand Bath Abbey and take afternoon tea at the Pump Room. Be sure to visit the fantastic Roman baths which is both one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world and Bath’s main attraction. Built on a natural source of steaming spring water, the Baths have functioned as a grand socialising complex for thousands of years. Although visitors can no longer take a dip, you can still drink the water believed to have healing powers for a real taste of Bath!
See More of Somerset
Bath is ideally placed to explore more of the West Country, simply hop in your hire car and head to a number of great places like Cheddar Gorge, Stonehenge and the Cotswolds.
Just a 45 minute drive from Bath, Cheddar Gorge is a fantastic day out for all ages. Explore the hidden chambers and uncover the incredible ice and rock formations in Gough’s Cave and visit Cox’s Cave with its ethereal mirror pools and bubbling fountains. Finish the day by climbing the 322 steps up the side of Cheddar Gorge to the top of the lookout tower for breathtaking views!
Book tickets and head to the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge, just an hour’s drive from Bath. This World Heritage Site is shrouded in mystery with archaeologists, anthropologists and historians unable to explain what it was built for or how our Neolithic ancestors were able to build it. Don’t forget to pop into the visitors’ centre where you’ll find some fantastic displays and exhibitions explaining what is known about the area’s history and some of the major theories about Stonehenge’s origins.
Exploring the Cotswolds is a must for visitors to Bath. Drive out to the picturesque villages of Winchcombe and Bibury where you’ll find cottages, marketplaces and unspoilt village greens that fascinate visitors from all over with their timeless charm. Walk some of the Cotswold Way and enjoy a delicious pub lunch for a quintessentially English afternoon.