Everyone comes to Bath to see the Roman buildings, and why not? But there is more to this ancient and historic city than its rich Roman legacy. Below we’re going to take a look at some of the best things to do on days out in Bath. Enjoy.
Visit the Royal Crescent – Nearly as many people are drawn here these days to see the Royal Crescent as to see the Roman ruins. The Crescent is one of the finest examples of imperial British architecture in existence. Simultaneously reassuring and imposing it’s simply not to be missed.
Take a Boat Tour – Many people are unaware that the Kennet & Avon Canal meanders through Bath providing a unique perspective of the city you don’t get when walking or driving. So join a boat tour, then sit back, relax and prepare to be dazzled.
Visit the Baths – Of course, we can’t go too far without mentioning the baths themselves. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 they are a prime example of Roman engineering at its best. Still functional 2,000 years after being built they’re an awe-inspiring experience.
Visit the Pulteney Bridge – If you think the bathhouse is impressive, wait until you see the Pulteney Bridge. Opened to the public in 1770 the Pulteney is one of only 4 bridges in the entire world with shops lining both sides. Think the Ponte Vecchio meets the Royal Crescent.
Visit Bath Abbey – Founded in the 7th century as a Benedictine monastery this magnificent church fell into disrepair following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII. Ironically, it was saved from oblivion by his daughter, Elizabeth I who created a national campaign to restore it.
Don’t Forget to Climb the Abbey Tower – For £6 you can climb the Abbey tower on a guided tour. After climbing the 212 stairs you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of the city. Don’t forget to book in advance though, as there is no walk-up service.
- The Jane Austen Centre – The renowned author spent much of her life here.
- Prior Park Garden – Formal landscape gardening that will take your breath away.
- The Holburne Museum – One of England’s best collections of Renaissance and Golden Age art.
When you book your room at the Royal Hotel in the historic city centre you’ll have the perfect base of operations from which to explore this dynamic and historic place.