Bath

Travel Guide
Parade Gardens showing a castle, heritage architecture and a park
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

Hampton by Hilton Bath City
Hampton by Hilton Bath City
3 out of 5
Avon Street, Bath, England, BA1 1UP
The price is ₹6,075 per night from 4 Jan to 5 Jan
₹6,075
per night
4 Jan - 5 Jan
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Bath. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions The Little Theatre Cinema and Thermae ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (279 reviews)
"Great location and friendly staff, in a very convenient location with good dining options. Good breakfast was included too, I would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2022

Hampton by Hilton Bath City
Apex City of Bath Hotel
Apex City of Bath Hotel
4 out of 5
1 James Street West, Bath, England, BA1 2DA
The price is ₹6,591 per night from 4 Jan to 5 Jan
₹6,591
per night
4 Jan - 5 Jan
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bath. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,500 reviews)
"Excellent stay. Hotel is clean, staff are great and everything is to a high standard"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2022

Apex City of Bath Hotel
The Gainsborough Bath Spa - Small Luxury Hotels of the World
The Gainsborough Bath Spa - Small Luxury Hotels of the World
5 out of 5
Beau Street, Bath, England, BA1 1QY
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bath. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (958 reviews)
Pure luxury
"Amazing 5 star 🌟 experience. Must use spa ......."

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2022

The Gainsborough Bath Spa - Small Luxury Hotels of the World
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.
Dream Stays Bath - Beau Street
Dream Stays Bath - Beau Street
4 out of 5
3 Beau Street, Bath, England, BA1 1QY
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Bath. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (48 reviews)
"A very well appointed and charming apartment right by Thermae Bath Spa, in the middle of everything. Comfortable beds, lovely bathroom and everything we needed. We’d love to return."

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2022

Dream Stays Bath - Beau Street
Hiding Space - Westgate Apartments
Hiding Space - Westgate Apartments
4 out of 5
4-5 Westgate Buildings, Bath, England, BA1 1EB
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Bath. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (133 reviews)
"Very nice and comfortable apartment. The facilities and amenities are great. Felt like home for the brief few days I was staying there. Couldn't really ask for more in terms of the live-in condition. Just some small nuances for the stay to be perfect. The payment via Expedia wasn't all smooth. Additional ..."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2022

Hiding Space - Westgate Apartments
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
37 St James Parade, Bath, England, BA1 1UH
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Bath. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (974 reviews)
"central location,friendliness of staff,cleanliness"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2022

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
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.

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