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Explore the local area

Bath is a beautiful and vibrant city in Somerset, England. It became a World Heritage site in 1987, and is steeped in history and culture. There is plenty to see and do in and around Bath -  below are just a few suggestions, but more information can be found on the Bath Tourist Information website.

Welcome to Bath Guided Historic Walk

For those who love walking and want to explore everything that the city has to offer, guided walking tours are a popular option.

Join an organised regular group tour or book a private tour guide for a more bespoke experience - visit this link for more information.

Roman Baths

Bath is probably most famous for the Roman Baths, which are one of the world’s best preserved Roman remains. The Baths themselves were constructed around 70 AD as a grand socialising and bathing complex, and they are still open to the public today.  Join a tour or pick up an audio guide, and explore the magnificent ruins – you can even take a sip of the supposedly healing spa water in the Pump Room! Find out more here

Thermae Spa

If walking around the ruins of the actual Roman Baths isn't quite enough of a Roman experience for you, take the opportunity to bathe in the award winning Thermae Bath Spa, the only naturally warm spa in Britain. Experience the indoor Minerva Bath, the open-air rooftop pool with spectacular views over the city, or a spa treatment. Find out more here

Bath tours

Catch all the sites in a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the city, or a guided walking tour. Make sure to include the famous Royal Crescent and the Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, explore the local water ways by boat!

Find out more here for bus tours, here for guided walking tours, or here for boat trips.

Art and culture

Visit the Victoria Art Gallery or the The Holburne Museum, or learn more about Bath’s most famous historic resident at The Jane Austen  Centre.

Explore the city centre

Bath’s compact city centre is easily walkable, and renowned for its excellent shopping and dining. The grand Georgian streets and pretty cobble stoned lanes make for a day out in themselves!

Gardens

Relax in some of Bath’s most beautiful outdoor spaces including Royal Victoria Park, the 18th Century Sydney Gardens and Alexandra Park, from where you will have spectacular views of the city.

Rugby!

Established in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most prestigious rugby clubs in the world wearing the legendary blue, black and white strip.  In 1998, ex-Scotland captain, Andy Nicol, became the first British player to lift the Heineken Cup, as Bath triumphed over Europe.  

Watching rugby at the Recreation Ground (known locally as ‘The Rec’), whilst enjoying a pint of cider in the shadow of Bath Abbey, is an enjoyable and social way to spend a Friday night or Saturday afternoon in Bath. Bath will be playing Sale Sharks at the Rec on Saturday 7th March in an important Premier League Match.  Match times are yet to be confirmed but kick off is likely to be at 14.00 or 15.15. Tickets will go on sale on 2nd January 2015 and can be bought through the Bath Rugby Ticket office 0844 448 1865. More information can be found on the Bath Rugby Website.

Further afield...

If you have a few extra days in the area, take the time to explore other local highlights including Stonehenge (34 miles away, approximately an hour by car) or the vibrant city of Bristol (13 miles away, approximately 40 minutes by car).