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…
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 …
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

Bath Assembly Rooms

When they opened in 1771, the city's glorious Assembly Rooms were where fashionable Bath socialites gathered to waltz, play cards and listen to the latest chamber music. Rooms open to the public include the card roo…
Museum in Bath

Museum of Bath Architecture

The stories behind the building of Bath's most striking structures are explored here, using antique tools, displays on Georgian construction methods and a 1:500 scale model of the city.
Gardens in Bath

Georgian Garden

These tiny, walled Georgian Gardens feature period plants and gravel walkways. They've been carefully restored and provide an intriguing insight into what would have sat behind the Circus, one of Bath's grandest fac…
Museum in Bath

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

In 1781 astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus from the garden of his home, now converted into a museum. The house is little changed since the 18th century; an astrolabe in the garden marks the position of He…
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 …
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…