Destination: Bath

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Bath Tours, Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and much more

Bath

Bath Tours with Great British Trips

Introducing Bath


Bath owes its importance to its hot springs, which are unique in Britain. The Romans built a great bathing complex here, and the site (now of world heritage status) includes the most impressive Roman remains in Britain and one of the best preserved Roman spas in the world. The Pump Room directly above the Roman Baths offers an opportunity to drink the spa water, or have traditional afternoon tea there. A visit to Bath must include the majestic Royal Crescent as well as the city's other famous landmark, the Pulteney Bridge, which is lined with tiny shops in an Italianate style. Bath Abbey is beautiful both inside and out, and you can also take a tour including 220 steps to the bell tower. But, Bath is not all about the history. The city also hosts a great choice of Theatre entertainment, and has a great array of fine dining options.

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Region: South West England

Time to spend here: 3 hours - full day

More Information: www.visitbath.co.uk

What's nearby? The Cotswolds, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Salisbury

What transport do you recommend? Bath can be explored easily on foot or by sightseeing bus and reached by train or car.

Did you know? Bath was the setting for Jane Austen's novels, "Persuasion" and "Northanger Abbey"

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The Royal Crescent

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The Royal Crescent is perhaps Bath's most well-known landmark – a majestic curved terrace of 30 Georgian style houses built in 1767. One of the houses has been restored to show how it would have looked back then.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Roman Baths

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A visit to The Roman Baths gives you a fascinating insight into Roman times 2000 years ago. Walk amongst the ruins with an audio guide, enjoy a public guided tour (every hour) and discover hundreds of archeological finds in the museum. Don't forget to take a sip of the spa water in the Pump Room!
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Thermae Bath Spa

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Thermae Bath Spa is a day spa where you can bathe in the warm, natural mineral-rich waters. Enjoy a 2-hour session which includes access to the Open-air rooftop pool, Minerva Bath, Wellness Suite (opening Spring 2017), Springs Café Restaurant. Towel, robe and slippers are provided. Please note: Children under 16 are not permitted.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

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The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is located in the Georgian town-house where 18th century astronomer William Herschel lived and discovered the planet Uranus.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Guided Tours

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Bath has a number of companies offering guided tours around the city though the best way to see the city is through an open top bus tour. Discounted tickets can be included in your Great British Trip
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Prior Park Gardens

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Prior Park Gardens on the outskirts of Bath, has one of only four Palladian bridges of this type in the world. The garden is set in a sweeping valley where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of Bath. You can take a 6-mile walk through beautiful woodlands, meadows and an iron-age fort.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

City of Wells

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The city of Wells - 20 miles south-west of Bath is England's smallest city. The main draws of this picturesque city are the magnificent medieval cathedral, with its wonderful astronomical clock dating from 1392, which can be heard to strike on the hour; and the moated Bishops Palace which dates back to the 13th century.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Wooky Hole

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To the north of the city is Wooky Hole, where the eroded carboniferous limestone has formed over 25 fascinating caverns, which at one time were home to bears, and wooly mammoths.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Castle Combe

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Castle Combe; north of Bath is one of the prettiest villages in England with buildings dating from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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