Bath looks as photogenic as ever at Christmas time. The city is dressed head to toe in festive finery: glimmering lights hang over the pretty streets; eye-catching illuminations shine on iconic buildings and landmarks; and exquisite decorations adorn shops and stalls.

All of this makes Bath the perfect backdrop for a Christmas selfie or snap for your Insta grid. We’ve rounded up some of the best spots for festive photos this year – show us which you capture by using the #BathAtChristmas hashtag.

Bath Abbey with Christmas lights

Abbey Churchyard Christmas Tree

Step outside Bath Abbey and you’re greeted with this year’s giant fir draped in twinkly lights. Depending on where you stand, you can get a selfie with the tree and the Abbey or the entrance to the Roman Baths in the background.   

This is a perfect place to start your tour of the Bath Christmas Light Trail - you can view a map here.

Christmas tree in front of Bath Abbey

The Victorian Carousel on Stall Street

In town from Thursday 14 December until Sunday 31 December, you may hear the traditional jolly tunes playing out from the Victorian carousel before you see it. When you do set eyes on the bright lights and colourful vintage-style hobby horses, you’ll be snapping away in no time.

Victorian carousel in Bath

York Street

Get snap happy on York Street. With Bath Abbey in the background and Bath Christmas Market stalls lining the road from 23 November until 10 December, it’s a typically festive Bath scene, framed by the arch from the Roman Baths building.

Bath Christmas Market

Pulteney Bridge

Lit up for the first time with festive images, Bath's iconic Pulteney Bridge is the perfect spot to get some seasonal selfies - try to frame your shot with the beautiful reflections of the lights in the water.

Pulteney Bridge Christmas lights

Green Street

With a fantastic view of St Michael’s Church, this side street is always a photo-worthy spot, but especially at Christmas time when illuminated by pretty lights.  

Bath on Ice at Royal Victoria Park

A corner of Royal Victoria Park is transformed into a winter wonderland for Bath on Ice, complete with 1000 square metres of smooth ice and atmospheric glowing lights. Hone your skating skills and ask a friend to capture a photo of you in action.

Bath on Ice
Image - Bath on Ice

More ways to experience #BathAtChristmas:


Bath Abbey
Bath Abbey

There's nowhere else quite like Bath Abbey. Magnificent stained-glass windows, columns of honey-gold stone and some of the finest fan vaulting in the world, create an extraordinary experience of light and space.

The Roman Baths
Historic Site
The Great Bath at The Roman Baths, Bath

Famed for its hot springs, Bath houses the best preserved Roman Spa from the ancient world. Delve into the history of this magical monument and admire its architecture and engineering.

Milsom Place
Shopping Centre
Milsom Place shopping centre, Bath

Shop and dine in Milsom Place's beautiful courtyards.

Bath Christmas Market
Bath Abbey lit in Christmas lights with market stalls in foreground

Discover the magic of Bath at Christmas at the Bath Christmas Market.



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