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For more than 2000 years people have travelled across Europe to relax in the hot springs of Bath.

The origins on this historic city can be traced back to AD 60, when the Romans came to bathe in its hot springs. Today, the springs remain central to Bath’s identity, with many visitors coming to relax at the city’s spa resorts. The entire city was recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and draws many visitors for its fascinating Roman, Grecian and Royal British history.

Bath is a popular destination year round. In summer the streets and parks of the city are full of locals enjoying the sun. Pack a picnic to enjoy in Parade Gardens as you look across the River Avon, or throw some bread to the ducks in Victoria Park, the largest park in Bath. Behind the park is Royal Crescent, an street of 18th century terrace houses built in an sweeping crescent.

The best way to see the city’s landmarks is by embarking on a walking tour from Bath Abbey. Visit the Roman Baths to see where the city began, see one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Britain at the Bath Abbey, or take a walk up Great Pulteney Street. Make your way to Pulteney Bridge for shopping, as the bridge is one of just four in the world that is completely lined by retailers. Along with historic landmarks Bath is renowned for its museums, galleries and cultural institutions.

While Bath may not be known for its culinary exports, it is home to some of the cosiest pubs in England, and the pub fare is second to none. Enjoying a pie and a pint of bath ale is the perfect way to warm up during Bath’s chilly winter months. Weekend farmers’ markets are a great opportunity to sample the regional delicacies, including locally produced cheddar cheese.

From London you can reach Bath by coach or car in around 2 hours, while visitors arriving from outside the UK will find Bristol’s international airport at your service. At just over 160 kilometres (100 miles) from London, Bath is a perfect weekend escape from the big smoke.

Where to stay in Bath

Top hotels in Bath

Apex City of Bath Hotel
Apex City of Bath Hotel
4 out of 5
1 James Street West, Bath, England
The price is Rs7,148 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in Bath City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre Royal Bath and Roman Baths. Bath Abbey and Jane Austen Centre are also within 10 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,781 reviews)

"Really enjoyed our stay, staff were so helpful and friendly. Room was really big and comfy. Shame the spa wasn't open, but due to COVID - it was out of everyone's hands. Would defo stay again."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2020

Apex City of Bath Hotel
Doubletree by Hilton Bath
Doubletree by Hilton Bath
4 out of 5
The price is Rs9,224 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Located in the heart of Bath, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Artisan Quarter, Bath Abbey and Theatre Royal Bath. Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (48 reviews)

"Excellent room, big and comfortable bed, very clean. Quality of the buffett."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Bath
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
The price is Rs28,773 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Located in Upper Town, this luxury hotel is steps away from Royal Crescent and No. 1 Royal Crescent. Bath Assembly Rooms and Jane Austen Centre are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (431 reviews)

"Fantastic stay made all the more enjoyable by the unbelievable service provided by concierge Nick James. He went over and above the call of duty."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Bath

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
The price is Rs5,933 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov

Located in Bath City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and Bath Abbey are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (656 reviews)

"Perfect place for a little getaway. Really nice that there was milk in the fridge, coffee, tea and cereal."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
3.5 out of 5
The price is Rs14,328 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Located in Bath City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Milsom Quarter, Roman Baths and Theatre Royal Bath. Thermae Bath Spa and Bath Abbey are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (37 reviews)

"Very helpful check in instructions. Lovely, well equipped and spacious apartment."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Superior Stays Luxury Apartments - Bath City Centre
Glamping on the Hill
Glamping on the Hill
3 out of 5
The price is Rs7,992 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Situated in Radstock, this campsite is within 6 miles (10 km) of Nunney Castle, Downside Abbey (Basilica of St. Gregory the Great) and Black Swan Arts. Radstock ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Great stay glamping on the hill.

"Brilliant 2 night stay, very comfortable and very clean. The weather was very cold but the log burner worked a treat. Our 8 year old loved it."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Glamping on the Hill
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Bath

Reviews of Bath

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

We absolutely love Bath, our daughter is at university here so that is why we visit a lot, and it is a beautiful city with lots to see and do and lots of nice places to eat and some lovely coffee shops.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Mar 2020

The Thermae Spa Bath is definitely worth visiting

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Mar 2020

Great choice of restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

Bath is a very beautiful city i highly recommend visiting

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Feb 2020

Bath is a lovely city, if you haven't been you must come. Will be returning just not to the McDonald hotel and Spa... Try the Gainsborough hotel, far far better...

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Feb 2020

Perfect place for a weekend gateway

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