There are many fascinating sights to see in these two famous West Country cities but if you are planning a visit to the area, we recommend making time to see what lies outside of them too. To help you plan your holiday itinerary, we have made a list of interesting places to visit near Bath and Bristol that we hope you will find useful.
The Best Places to Visit Near Bath and Bristol
Whether you are interested in local architecture, feats of engineering, historical sites or places of natural beauty, you will find what you are looking for below:
- Cheddar Gorge – This deep, narrow limestone ravine (gorge) is one of the most famous natural landmarks in the UK and should definitely be on your shortlist of places to visit near Bath and Bristol if you enjoy relaxing in nature on your holidays in the South West. There is a circular walk you can take that allows you to see the gorge in all its splendour, which includes the 274-step Jacob’s Ladder and two main caves.
- Clifton Suspension Bridge – This stunning bridge spans the River Avon (a tributary of the River Severn), connecting the outskirts of Bristol on the east bank to Leigh Woods in Somerset on the west bank. It was constructed in accordance with a design by Barlow and Hawkshaw, who were working from an existing design prepared by the famous civil and mechanical engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
- Stonehenge – There is not much we can really add to everything that’s already been written about this world-famous Neolithic monument in the South West, except to say that we think it’s a must-visit attraction if you’re staying at the Royal Hotel in Bath
- Tyntesfield – This is a Gothic Revival country mansion, which is about a 45-minute drive from our hotel and is also well worth a visit in our humble opinion.
These are just a few of the local sights that we recommend. If you stay with us at the Royal Hotel, there are many more places to visit near Bath and Bristol that we can help you to discover.