Bath is renowned for its Roman heritage and splendid Georgian architecture but look past its well-known history and you’ll uncover curious tales involving eccentric characters that have shaped the city into what it is today. As there is so much to discover, we recommend spending a few days in the city to see everything Bath has to offer. Read on to find our suggestions for planning a trip to Remarkable Bath...
Check in at Roseate Villa for a luxurious stay at a boutique hotel tucked away in a peaceful corner of the city, just moments from the centre.
Take a stroll down Great Pulteney Street, the grandest and widest street in Bath, and admire the impressive Georgian townhouses made from golden Bath stone either side.
Step into the majestic Holburne Museum where you will find Sir William Holburne’s outstanding collection of art, including works by renowned artists Gainsborough, Stubbs and Turner.
Fuel up on cake and coffee in the Holburne Museum’s contemporary garden café before setting off on the Skyline Walk.
Feel at one with nature and take-in the spectacular views of Bath as you follow the marked route to Prior Park Landscape Garden. Restored to its former Georgian glory, explore the beautiful garden designed by eminent landscape architect Capability Brown.
Treat yourself to a relaxing morning spa session at Thermae Bath Spa. Choose from one of their 40 treatments and unwind in the thermal waters of the open-air rooftop pool, with stunning views of the city.
Enjoy a light lunch at the Thermae Bath Spa and preserve your energy for climbing the 212 steps to the top of Bath Abbey tower. Take a tour to hear about Bath Abbey’s rich history, including the coronation of King Edgar, the first King of England, in 973.
Delve even further into the city’s history and discover its ancient past at the Roman Baths. Some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world, learn all about Minerva Sulis, the goddess at the heart of Bath, or Aquae Sulis as it was known then.
Having worked up a healthy appetite sightseeing in the city, book a table for dinner at an exciting new restaurant run by two Michelin starred chefs coming soon to Abbey Hotel, Koffmann & Mr White’s. Choose from an affordable, tasty menu of English and French cuisine.
Unearth your inner fashionista at the Fashion Museum and browse their world-class collection of contemporary and modern dress. Set in the magnificent Assembly Rooms, stop off at the café for a bite to eat in historic surroundings.
Swat up on one of Bath’s most famous residents at the Jane Austen Centre where an interactive exhibition and costumed guides narrate her time in the city and how it impacted her writing. Once you’ve soaked up everything there is to know about Jane Austen, indulge in an afternoon tea at the Regency Tea Rooms.
Another of John Wood the Elder’s architectural masterpieces, nearby Queen Square is made up of Grade I listed townhouses. Take a closer look at the striking obelisk in the centre of the square which was erected by notorious dandy Beau Nash in 1738.
Queen Square was badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War, including Francis Hotel, which has since been restored to its Regency splendour, with a modern twist. Dine in style at Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie and enjoy delicious, informal French cooking.
With so many stories and secrets to discover, find more inspiration on planning a trip to Remarkable Bath here.