Bath has an abundance of spectacular views, and we know just where you need to go to seek out the very best vantage points. From an ancient bell tower to Georgian pleasure gardens, here are some of the best viewpoints in Bath…
1. Bath Abbey
One of the most far-reaching views in Bath can be seen from the top of Bath Abbey on a Tower Tour. Climb the narrow, spiralling staircase and emerge on the rooftop to outstanding views across Bath’s skyline. Look out for the ancient, steaming Roman Baths, and for Thermae Bath Spa’s open-air rooftop pool.
2. Bath Skyline
Embark on a steep but worthwhile climb up Bathwick Hill, and walk the six-mile circular Bath Skyline route. Along the way, you’ll be treated to the most spectacular views over Bath. Don’t just take our word for it – it’s the National Trust’s most downloaded walk.
3. Alexandra Park
Located in the Bear Flat neighbourhood of Bath, Alexandra Park is a big open park with some of the most pleasing views in the city. We recommend visiting early in the morning when it’s quietest, but also at dusk when Bath Abbey is lit up like a shining beacon.
4. Royal Victoria Park
We couldn’t create a list of best views in Bath without mentioning the view of the Royal Crescent from Royal Victoria Park. Feast your eyes on the sweeping curves as it emerges from behind the trees. Look out for the colourful yellow door – a splash of colour on the formal Georgian masterpiece.
5. Hare & Hounds
Grab a window seat in the winter, or relax on the terrace in the summer and soak up the vistas from this wonderful hilltop gastropub. The imaginative and hearty menu, coupled with outstanding views, make the Hare & Hounds a very special restaurant indeed.
6. Prior Park Landscape Garden
This Georgian masterpiece was created by Ralph Allen in the eighteenth century. Escape to a garden oasis in the middle of the city, and watch Bath’s cityscape unfold beneath the beautiful Palladian bridge.