Heading to Bath for a two-day trip? Make sure you tick these city highlights off your list.
Where to Stay?
Stay midweek for great value at a range of accommodation in Bath and beyond. Why not try the contemporary Apex City of Bath Hotel, or Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, both of which have a range of room types to choose from?
Head to Abbey Hotel or Country Living Hotel for a comfortable night’s sleep in central Bath, close to all major attractions, or try Best Western Limpley Stoke, Leigh Park or Centurion for a roomy hotel set within Bath’s stunning surrounding countryside.
After arriving in Bath, find your bearings and soak up the world-famous sights by bus, with a Bath City Sightseeing Tour. If you prefer to see the city on foot, take a walking tour with Experience Bath or Sulis Guides, or, if you’re travelling from abroad, take an informative multilingual tour with iTours International.
Step back in time at Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House, the oldest house in Bath dating back to 1482, now a renowned tea room serving one of the most famous local delicacies, the Sally Lunn bun. Fill your boots with delicious sweet or savoury buns before heading off to explore Bath’s many museums.
Art lovers can explore The Holburne Museum with its mix of fine and decorative art housed in a Grade I listed building with contemporary extension, or head to the Victoria Art Gallery and experience stunning collections from Turner and Gainsborough, as well as striking modern art.
Delve into the fascinating history of the USA with a trip to the American Museum & Gardens. The museum houses the only collection of Americana outside of the United States, taking you on a journey through history via a remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts.
For an evening of entertainment, catch a play, concert, comedy or even a West End show at the beautifully Georgian Theatre Royal Bath, which hosts a year-round programme of captivating productions.
Start your day with an ascent up the spiral staircase of the historic Bath Abbey on a Tower Tour and enjoy breathtaking views over the city, as well as a behind-the-scenes peek at the chuch's clock face and bells.
Visit the picturesque Royal Crescent and experience life in Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, a townhouse built in 1767, now a museum revealing the lives of servants and their masters in the eighteenth century. Or head to the Jane Austen Centre and learn about the life and times of Bath’s most famous resident.
Onwards to the Fashion Museum, where you can take a walk through a 400-year history of fashionable dress from Georgian gowns to more contemporary cuts. Try on historic dress in the dressing-up room for the perfect photo opportunity!
For quintessential Georgian Bath dining, head to the historic Pump Room for a delicious lunch or Champagne afternoon tea. Don’t forget to sample the natural spa waters from the King’s spring water fountain for an unusual taste experience!
Connected to the Pump Room lies one of the finest preserved Roman spa complexes in the world, the Roman Baths. Learn more about Roman spa culture and history and stand where Romans once stood at this interactive museum, where natural thermal waters still bubble away in grand ancient baths.
Experience modern-day spa culture and take the natural thermal waters yourself at Thermae Bath Spa. Peer over the rooftops of Bath from the warm waters of the rooftop pool, the perfect way to conclude your Bath break.