During this difficult time, Bath’s attractions are temporarily closed and most people are spending a lot more time than usual at home. With this in mind, we've put together a selection of videos of Bath to keep you entertained during the lockdown period...
1. Admire Beautiful Bath
Enjoy a two-minute trip to Bath with Visit Bath’s very own short film. Take in skyline shots, visit iconic sites including the Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths, and pay a visit to museums such as The Holburne Museum, No.1 Royal Crescent, and Fashion Museum Bath.
2. Expect the Unexpected
For a trip to Bath with a difference, check out our film ‘Think You Know Bath?’. Featuring a cast of famous local faces at recognisable landmarks across the city, the film captures everything that Bath has to offer. Whether you’re looking to soak up the city’s history or explore its more modern, alternative side, Bath truly has something for everyone.
3. View Bath from the Air
ITV News West Country took advantage of the quiet streets during the coronavirus lockdown period and put together a short film of the city from the air. Admire the majestic Royal Crescent, Circus, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge from a new angle in this stunning video.
4. Go Behind-the-Scenes of Bath's Heritage Museums
Constructed in around 70AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex, the Roman Baths is one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world. Victoria Art Gallery is an art lover’s paradise, housing a collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. At the Fashion Museum Bath, you’ll find a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress, including their renowned Dress of the Year.
Go behind-the-scenes of Heritage Service’s world-class museums and archives and see the hard work that takes place every day.
5. Discover Thermae Bath Spa
Thermae Bath Spa is an award-winning natural spa where you can now bathe in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters as the Celts and Romans did over 2,000 years ago. Spend a few minutes discovering is wonderful spa virtually, with their ‘A Day in the Life of Thermae Bath Spa’ video.
6. Take to the Skies on a Virtual Balloon Flight
Bailey Balloons offer magical balloon rides over Bath, with stunning views of the city. Join them on a virtual balloon flight in this short film, which showcases one of their wonderful Champagne balloon flights.
7. Have a Virtual Day Out with Jane Austen
Jane Austen called Bath home from 1801 to 1806, and the city provided inspiration for two of her six published novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. While you can't currently learn about her life at The Jane Austen Centre, you can take a trip around the city with Jane Austen herself.
8. Go Up, Up and Away with Bath Balloons
From the moment you take off on a hot air balloon ride with Bath Balloons, you will enjoy remarkable views of the city. While you can't currently tick a hot air balloon ride off your bucket list, you can enjoy a sneak preview in their video, which showcases a balloon flight from Royal Victoria Park.
9. Learn About the History of Prior Park Landscape Garden
Set within a sweeping valley with magnificent views over the city, Prior Park Landscape Garden is an intimate eighteenth-century landscape garden created by Bath entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph Allen. Find out more about the history of this stunning garden, and enjoy its beautiful scenery, in this short video.
10. Go on a Safari Adventure
Longleat is the UK’s original safari park and is home to over 1,200 animals. While Longleat is currently closed to visitors, you can enjoy a virtual adventure from the comfort of your own home. The virtual tour follows the drive-through route through the Safari Park, where you’ll meet Longleat’s big cats, including their famous lions, as well as rhinos, camels, ostriches, flamingos, vultures and antelope.