15 Reasons To Visit Bath
To join our friends at Bath Life Magazine who are celebrating 15 years of publication, we’ve put together 15 reasons why we love Bath, and why you should visit!
Thermae Bath Spa
This award-winning Natural Spa is Britain’s one and only naturally heated, mineral-rich spa and is the perfect place for some rest and relaxation.
The Roman Baths
The amazing Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe constructed in 70 AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. Enjoy an audio guided tour around this top attraction, conveniently located in the heart of the city.
One of the South West’s most visited places, the breath-taking Bath Abbey is a must see. Admire the amazing architecture, enjoy the magnificent music or just take a quiet moment to reflect.
The Royal Crescent
This iconic Bath landmark, built between 1767-1775, is a sweeping crescent made up of 30 Grade I Listed terrace houses and it is truly stunning.
Bath Racecourse has become one of the most stylish racecourses after undergoing a major redevelopment in summer 2016. Enjoy a day of thrilling racing and fine dining.
Assembly Rooms & Fashion Museum
Experience the opulent lifestyle of Bath’s 18th century citizens as you explore the charming Ball Room, Tea Room and Octagon and Card Room. Calling all fashionistas, the Assembly Rooms also houses the Fashion Museum where you can exhibit everything from Georgian gowns to the latest trends from contemporary fashion designers.
This Instagram-worthy bridge has been labelled as one of the world’s most beautiful for good reason! Particularly stunning at dusk, Pulteney Bridge was built by Robert Adam for William Pulteney, to connect the centre of Bath to land on the other bank of the River Avon.
The Holburne Museum
This stunning Grade I listed building is beautiful both inside and out! A visit to The Holburne Museum will immerse you in an array of art from Renaissance treasures to masterpieces by Gainsborough.
Theatre Royal Bath
Built in 1605 and refurbished in 2010, catch a show at this beautiful theatre house, host to a variety of top quality shows from West End productions, dance and opera to comedy.
This unique tour of Bath city centre will help you see the city in a whole new light, with more hysterics than historic tales on offer!
Set in one of Bath’s oldest houses, Sally Lunn’s is a historic tea and eating house. Discover the kitchen where Sally Lunn used to bake her famous Bath buns in Georgian times – and try one yourself!
Prior Park Landscape Garden
This 18th century landscape garden was created by Bath entrepreneur Ralph Allen and features Palladian Bridge which boasts views of Bath city. It’s the perfect place for a quiet afternoon stroll.
Jane Austen Centre
If you’re a Jane Austen fan this is the place to go. Learn about how Bath posed as the backdrop for her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and explore exhibitions of her work inspired by this romantic city.
Not just for the history and literature enthusiasts, Bath has a great shopping scene too. Choose from contemporary Milsom Place where you’ll find an array of high street shops and restaurants or visit Bartlett Street Antiques Centre to check out a variety of specialist dealers.
Visit Milsom Place or Bartlett Street Antiques Centre
Bath Christmas Market
Bath’s Christmas Market is second to none! With over 170 decorative wooden chalets selling all sorts of Christmas goodies, a meander around the markets is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. (Taking place 23rd November – 10th December).
Set to open in 2018, Hotel Indigo Bath has a prime location on South Parade, just moments from Bath Abbey, Roman Baths and Pulteney Bridge. Set across a number of Grade – I listed Georgian buildings, the hotel accommodates 166 modern and stylish rooms, with each designed to reflect the influences of the architects and novelists who made Bath famous.
The hotel also features free Wi-Fi, gymnasium, private members club and The Private House with meeting room and private dining suite for up to 10 guests with 8 adjoining guest-rooms.