Top Choice Historic Building in City Centre

Roman Baths

In typically ostentatious style, the Romans built a bathhouse complex above Bath's 46°C (115°F) hot springs. Set alongside a temple dedicated to the healing goddess Sulis-Minerva, the baths now form one of the world…
Top Choice Historic Building in Royal Crescent & Northern 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…
Top Choice Architecture in Royal Crescent & Northern 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 City Centre

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…
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 City Centre

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

In 1781 astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus from the garden of his home, now converted into a museum. Herschel shared the house with his wife Caroline, also an important astronomer. Their home is little ch…
Museum in Royal Crescent & Northern 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…
Museum in Royal Crescent & Northern 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.
Historic Building in City Centre

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…
Architecture in Royal Crescent & Northern Bath

The Circus

The Circus is a Georgian masterpiece. Built to John Wood the Elder's design and completed in 1768, it's said to have been inspired by the Colosseum in Rome. Arranged over three equal terraces, the 33 mansions form a…