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FAQs

The knowledgeable team at the Visitor Information Centre have answered some of their most commonly asked questions.  We hope this provides everything you need, but if you still have more queries, get in touch with us, via phone, email or on Twitter.

Where can I get hold of a map?
You can download a free map from our website right here! Alternatively, we sell detailed maps for £1 in our Visitor Information Centre, which come with a free attractions and accommodation guide.

I only have two hours in Bath. What is there to do?
With so much to see and do in Bath you can easily spend several days here. If you have limited time, popular attractions include The Roman BathsBath AbbeyThe Royal CrescentNo. 1 Royal Crescent, The Holburne Museum and The Jane Austen Centre. Or you might like to consider joining a walking tour or a taking trip on the Bath City Sightseeing Bus.

Can I book on a tour to Stonehenge?
Yes, various tour companies operate excursions from Bath to Stonehenge, and you can book these at the Visitor Information Centre.

Where are the Roman Baths and what is the entry price?
The Roman Baths are situated in the centre of Bath next to the Abbey. Please check the listing for prices as they can vary at peak times of year.  

Can I swim in the Roman Baths?
No, swimming is not permitted here as the water is not treated. You can, however, swim in the natural thermal waters at Thermae Bath Spa.

Where is Thermae Bath Spa? How much does it cost to get in? What time is it open until?
Thermae Bath Spa is the modern spa complex, located in the city centre on Bath Street.  Thermae Bath Spa is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in natural thermal spa waters and is a very popular experience with visitors and locals alike.

The spa is open from 9.00am until 9.30pm, with the last full entry for a two-hour session at 7.00pm. Please check the listing for current entry prices. A reduced rate is available for Discovery Card holders. Unfortunately, sessions at Thermae cannot be booked in advance. Towel, robe and slippers are provided.

What is a Discovery Card and where can I get one?
Discovery Cards offer discounts across a range of businesses in Bath but are only open to residents of Bath and North East Somerset, who can apply for a card using proof of their address. 

Where are the public toilets in Bath?
City centre public toilets are located in SouthGate, Riverside Coach Park, Saw Close, Sydney Gardens, Royal Victoria Park’s children area and Parade Gardens (entrance fee applies). You can download a city centre map that includes this information here.

How far is it to walk to The Royal Crescent?
Walking from the city centre to the Royal Crescent takes around 15-20 minutes and is a pleasant route passing iconic landmarks on the way, such as The Circus.

Where does the open top bus leave from? How much does it cost?
Bath City Sightseeing Tours run two tour routes. The city tour starts from the back of the Abbey at Orange Grove and the Skyline tour starts from North Parade Island outside Abbey Hotel.

Where’s the best place to park a car in Bath?
There are quite a few car parks within the city centre, both long and short-stay, as well as on street parking in certain areas. You can download our free parking map here. There are also three Park & Ride car parks, which help avoid getting stuck in any traffic congestion in the city centre. 

Where can I change money?
KC Exchange in Abbey Courtyard, Eurochange in Southgate Street, the Post Office, Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys and Debenhams will all exchange currency.

Where are the ATMs in the city centre?
You can find cash machines in SouthGate, Bath Street, Quiet Street, Green Street, Milsom Street, Stall Street, Bath Spa railway station and within Marks and Spencer and Waitrose.

Where can I leave luggage?
There is a left luggage facility at the internet cafe on Manvers Street, opposite Bath Spa train station.

Where’s the nearest internet cafe?
There is an internet café located on Manvers Street opposite Bath Spa train station. There are also several places in Bath that offer free Wi-Fi.

What’s on tonight?
Explore our Events section to see what’s on during your visit.