Visiting Bath has always been on my bucket list and I am pleased to say I can now tick it off the list and it certainly didn't disappoint. Having spent a week in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside finishing in Bath definitely allowed me to finish my trip on a high. There is so much to see and do that I would recommend booking at least 2 nights here because one afternoon simply isn't enough. So, if you are wondering what to do in Bath, here are my top attractions:
The Roman Baths
Lying in the center of the city the Roman Baths were constructed around 70 AD as a grand bathing complex. It is now one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world and is extremely impressive. 1,170,000 liters of spring water reaching 46 °C still fill the baths every day. You pick up an audio guide and listen to fascinating commentary as you slowly make your way around the site as the Romans did 2,000 years ago.
Therme Bath Spa Rooftop
If you want a completely relaxing experience and have a few hours to pamper yourself then this is a must. This is a very popular day spa where you can bathe in the warm, natural mineral-rich waters and choose from a range of spa treatments designed to ease the body and soothe the mind.
Bath's abbey was built between 1499 and 1616, making it the last medieval church in England. It is a stunning building and well worth a visit. You can go in for a small donation of £2.50 and you can also get Tower tours which take you behind the scenes and allows you stunning views across Bath for £6.00. It has magnificent stained glass windows, pillars of honey-gold stone and is steeped in treasured history.
Bath is famous for its Georgian crescents. The Royal Crescent (finished in 1775) is the most photographed. This row of Grade I listed townhouses is familiar from many period dramas and has wonderful views over Royal Victoria Park.
If you want to visit Bath I highly recommend you book our Cotswold Way trip to finish an adventure on foot in this amazing city. Get in touch with us if you need further information.