Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Bath

Roman Baths

In typically ostentatious style, the Romans constructed a complex of bathhouses above Bath's three natural hot springs, which emerge at a steady 46°C (115°F). Situated alongside a temple dedicated to the healing god…
Top Choice Architecture in Bath

Royal Crescent

Bath is famous for its glorious Georgian architecture, and it doesn't get any grander than this semicircular terrace of majestic town houses overlooking the green sweep of Royal Victoria Park. Designed by John Wood …
Top Choice Church in Bath

Bath Abbey

Looming above the city centre, Bath's huge abbey church was built between 1499 and 1616, making it the last great medieval church raised in England. Its most striking feature is the west facade, where angels climb u…
Historic Building in Bath

No 1 Royal Crescent

For a glimpse into the splendour and razzle-dazzle of Georgian life, head for the beautifully restored house at No 1 Royal Crescent, given to the city by the shipping magnate Major Bernard Cayzer, and since restored…
Museum in Bath

Jane Austen Centre

Bath is known to many as a location in Jane Austen's novels, including Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Although Austen lived in Bath for only five years, from 1801 to 1806, she remained a regular visitor and a keen…
Historic Building in Bath

Pump Room

The centre of this grand 19th-century room is filled with tables from the Pump Room Restaurant, but there's also an ornate spa fountain from which Bath's famous hot springs flow. Ask staff for a (free) glass; the wa…
Gardens in Bath

Prior Park

Partly designed by the landscape architect Capability Brown, the grounds of this 18th-century estate on Bath's southern fringe feature cascading lakes and a graceful Palladian bridge, one of only four such structure…
Museum in Bath

American Museum in Britain

Britain's largest collection of American folk art, including First Nations textiles, patchwork quilts and historic maps, is housed in a fine mansion a couple of miles from the city centre. Several rooms have been de…
Historic Building in Bath

Beckford's Tower

Built as a study and library for the aristocrat William Beckford in 1827, this 120ft neoclassical tower is worth visiting for its eye-popping panoramic view over Bath. A spiral staircase leads to the top-floor Belve…
Gallery in Bath

Holburne Museum

Sir William Holburne, the 18th-century aristocrat and art fanatic, amassed a huge collection, which now forms the core of the Holburne Museum, in a lavish mansion at the end of Great Pulteney St. The museum houses a…