Bath

Bath wears its colourful history on its sleeve, so prepare to be dazzled. You’ll feel you could be in a horse-drawn carriage trotting past curves of honey-coloured townhouses like Georgian gentry, or reclining with lazy Romans in a colonnaded public bath. There's plenty bubbling below the surface of this elegant Somerset city, and not just the ancient thermal springs. There are Victorian parks to roam, medieval abbeys to scale, and dreamy punts along the River Avon. You'll feel like a fully-fledged 'Bathonian' once you have raided Upper Town's boutiques or cheered on the local rugby team. You'll see why Queen Victoria and Jane Austen dropped by.

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Aerial view of historic buildings in Bath, Somerset, England.

Bath wears its colourful history on its sleeve, so prepare to be dazzled. You’ll feel you could be in a horse-drawn carriage trotting past curves of honey-coloured townhouses like Georgian gentry, or reclining with lazy Romans in a colonnaded public bath. There's plenty bubbling below the surface of this elegant Somerset city, and not just the ancient thermal springs. There are Victorian parks to roam, medieval abbeys to scale, and dreamy punts along the River Avon. You'll feel like a fully-fledged 'Bathonian' once you have raided Upper Town's boutiques or cheered on the local rugby team. You'll see why Queen Victoria and Jane Austen dropped by.

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May events: Feel inspired at The Bath Festival

May events: Feel inspired at The Bath Festival

Enjoy music and literature from around the world with an incredible programme of arts and events.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Be at one with nature at Dyrham Park

Be at one with nature at Dyrham Park

Spend the day navigating nature trails, indulging in a cream tea and exploring 17th century stately home, Dyrham Park.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Rummage for antiques in an old railway station

Rummage for antiques in an old railway station

Those with a passion for all-things vintage will feel at home in Bath, a chic Georgian city bursting with vintage markets and retro shops.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Taste for yourself the famous Sally Lunn's Buns

Taste for yourself the famous Sally Lunn's Buns

Put our buns to a taste test and see which one you prefer. Will it be the Sally Lunn Bun or the Bath Bun?

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Enjoy this celestial corner of an ancient city

Enjoy this celestial corner of an ancient city

See the planets at home with Bath’s most famous starry-eyed siblings.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Experience Georgian life in Bath

Experience Georgian life in Bath

Relax in the sunshine with a picnic in front of architectural masterpiece, the Royal Crescent, before exploring behind the doors of No.1.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Take a free walking tour of Bath with a local

Take a free walking tour of Bath with a local

Let the Mayor of Bath’s Honorary Guides show you the city of Bath with free daily walking tours.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Embrace your inner eco warrior and stay on a nature reserve

Embrace your inner eco warrior and stay on a nature reserve

Folly Farm, a green oasis between buzzing Bristol and beautiful Bath in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the perfect getaway for a family.

Location: Near Bath, Somerset

 
Laugh out loud at England's best comedians

Laugh out loud at England's best comedians

Catch famous acts at the Bath Comedy Festival – a series of events in April.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Enjoy summer-themed tea time treats at the Pump Room

Enjoy summer-themed tea time treats at the Pump Room

Kids can enjoy a special holiday treat with the new children’s afternoon tea at the Pump Room Restaurant.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Discover the local tipples of Bath

Discover the local tipples of Bath

The South West is famed for its ciders, but Bath is also home to three breweries and has its very own delicious Bath Gin too.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Enjoy quality time with the kids at Woolley Grange

Enjoy quality time with the kids at Woolley Grange

Make some everlasting memories with the whole family at this kid friendly hotel on the edge of the picturesque Cotswolds.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Follow in the footsteps of the stars in Bath

Follow in the footsteps of the stars in Bath

Retrace the steps of Kiera Knightley, Reese Witherspoon, and Daniel Radcliffe to see famous film locations in the city and surrounding Bath villages.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Don’t leave Holcombe Inn without trying the cider

Don’t leave Holcombe Inn without trying the cider

Unwind with a typical Somerset tipple, an apple crumble and a long soak in the bath at this 17th century country inn.

Location: Holcombe near Bath, Somerset

 
City of Bath's Shopping Mecca

City of Bath's Shopping Mecca

Bath shops are a plethora of high street brands, boutique shops and flourishing vintage and antiques markets.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Indulge in fresh food, straight from garden to plate

Indulge in fresh food, straight from garden to plate

After a long walk in the countryside, relax and enjoy dinner using the freshest local produce straight from The Pig’s kitchen garden.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Get your hands on Bath’s treasure trove

Get your hands on Bath’s treasure trove

See the Beau Street Hoard of 17,000 silver coins and hear tales of Roman times in a range of new hands-on activities at the famous Roman Baths.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Tie up your trainers and run the annual Bath Half Marathon

Tie up your trainers and run the annual Bath Half Marathon

The only half marathon to take place in a UNESCO World Heritage city, the Bath Half has the grandest start line the UK, on Great Pulteney Street.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Rainy Day Activities: Catch a show at award-winning kids’ theatre, the egg

Rainy Day Activities: Catch a show at award-winning kids’ theatre, the egg

Looking for something to do when it rains that'll keep the kids entertained and adults smiling? Try a show or creative workshop at the egg.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Spend an evening crafting cocktails and dancing to live music

Spend an evening crafting cocktails and dancing to live music

Experience the best of Bath’s nightlife with a personalised cocktail masterclass before dancing the night away at the art deco styled Forum.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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