Must-see attractions in Bath

  • Steam rising off the hot  mineral water in the Great Bath, part of the Roman Baths in Bath, UK

    Roman Baths


    Welcome to one of Northern Europe's most significant Roman sites. Today more than a million visitors a year come to see its historic finds, atmospheric…

  • The view from No 1 Royal Crescent

    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…

  • Bath in winter

    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…

  • Bath Abbey

    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…

  • The entrance to Prior Park

    Prior Park


    Partly designed by the landscape architect Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, the grounds of this 18th-century estate on Bath's southern fringe feature…

  • Outside the Jane Austen Centre

    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,…

  • Dining outside the Pump Rooms while watching street performers

    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…

  • The perfect picnic spot at The Circus

    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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Fashion Museum


    The world-class collections on display in this museum, within the basement of the city's Georgian Assembly Rooms, include costumes from the 17th to late…

  • Pulteney Bridge


    Elegant Pulteney Bridge has spanned the River Avon since the late 18th century and continues to be a much-loved and much-photographed Bath landmark (the…

  • Victoria Art Gallery


    Bath's second-most-visited museum has collections that include everything from Turner and Gainsborough to contemporary art. The programme of temporary…

  • 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…

  • Sydney Gardens


    On a sunny day, do what countless Bath residents have done for centuries – walk over Pulteney Bridge browsing the shops, then down elegant Great Pulteney…

  • Bath Assembly Rooms


    When they opened in 1771, the city's stately Assembly Rooms were where fashionable Bath socialites gathered to waltz, play cards and listen to the latest…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Georgian Garden


    These tiny, walled gardens feature period plants and gravel walkways. They've been carefully restored and provide an intriguing insight into what would…

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