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10 money saving hacks for your trip to Bath this summer

Please note that the University of Bath's John Wood City Stay accommodation is currently unavailable, but the university offers a range of other options during the summer holidays.

Visiting Bath over the next few months but need to keep an eye on your bank balance? We’re huge fans of all things budget here at John Wood City Stay, so we’re delighted to share some of our insider money saving ideas with you… 

1. Affordable accommodation

Beautiful Bath isn’t always the cheapest place to stay, but you can book some real bargain accommodation if you know how. Our John Wood City Stay hostel offers rooms from £50 right in the heart of the city centre, including breakfast.

2. Train travel offers

Did you know that if you take the train on your trip to Bath you can use your ticket to get 2 for 1 offers across the city? Take advantage of Great Western Railway's offers at a number of top attractions and restaurants across the city. 

3. See the sights

One of the best ways to soak up what Bath is all about is just to walk around and explore. It’s a small city which can be easily explored on foot, where you can see all of the stunning architectural sights such as The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey, without spending a penny!

4. Free tours

If you prefer a bit of guidance for your walk, join one of the Mayor of Bath Honorary Guides’ walking tours that last around two hours. There are also two free audio tours you can download to your phone and a map of different filming locations in the area to discover.

5. Lunch with a stunning view

One of the best views of Bath is from Alexandra Park. Grab a picnic and head on up the hill for lunch with a magnificent view over the city, for next to nothing!

6. Budget bathing

A couple of hours floating in the rooftop pool of Thermae Bath Spa is worth every penny, but here’s a tip - for almost half the price you can book a 90 minute session in the Cross Bath, a standalone, open-air thermal bath fed by its own natural spring.

7. Free museums

The city boasts loads of fantastic museums and art galleries. The Victoria Art Gallery and The Holburne Museum are not only superb attractions to visit, but they’re both free to enter as well.

8. Early bird offers

Bath has many fantastic restaurants to choose from. Many run early diner offers, which are a great way to enjoy a several courses of delicious food for a great price. Browse a list here. 

9. Bargain theatre tickets

Call in at the Theatre Royal to see if they have any tickets left for shows that evening. If so, you can pick up a ticket for £6, or a standing place for just £4.

10. Two for one cocktails

If you like a tasty tipple, try one of Bath’s many cool cocktail bars. You can find two for one offers at Sub 13, Opa and Circo. Enjoy!

This blog post was supplied by John Wood City Stay, budget accommodation located in the centre of Bath.



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