There are a number of World Heritage Sites which are easy to get to from Bath and perfect for a day visit.
Just under an hours drive from Bath towards Salisbury in Wiltshire is Stonehenge. Mystery surrounds this remarkable monument erected between 3,000 BC and 1,600 BC. Visit this World Heritage Site and decide for yourself whether it was a place of sun worship, a healing sanctuary, a sacred burial site or something different altogether.
27 miles from Bath is Avebury, here you will find the Avebury Stone Circle, the largest stone circle in Europe. Originally erected around 4,500 years ago, you can discover a huge ring of over a hundred stones, stretching a quarter of a mile across.
Alternatively, for some fresh seaside air visit the Jurassic Coast, the only ‘nature’ World heritage Site in England. If you drive south of Bath for around one and a half hours you will reach the beautiful Jurassic Coast - 95 miles of truly stunning coastline stretching from East Devon to Dorset. Discover rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history, dinosaur footprints and Beer Quarry Caves. Or, enjoy a boat trip, take a walk along the South West Coast Path (over 600 miles) or go fossil hunting on one of the glorious beaches.
Even the capital city has a number of World Heritage Sites for you to visit including Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Maritime Greenwich. London is easy to get to from Bath by train. You can get a regular train service from Bath Spa station to London Paddington which takes just 90 minutes and so it’s an easy day trip from Bath. After a full and busy day in London, you can step away and return to Bath, a compact and relaxing city by contrast.