Although Bath’s attractions are currently closed, you can still get a flavour of some of the city's highlights on a virtual tour. From discovering the ancient Roman Baths to virtually visiting some of the city’s luxury hotels, here’s our roundup of tours you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home…
1. The Roman Baths
Grab a cuppa and explore the best-preserved Roman remains in the world on a virtual tour of the Roman Baths. You can also explore the grand Pump Room, which was once at the heart of the Georgian social scene, as part of this tour.
2. Thermae Bath Spa
Although you can’t currently bathe in Bath’s mineral-rich waters, you can imagine you are with a virtual tour of Thermae Bath Spa. Take in the stunning views from the rooftop pool and look forward to visiting the real thing on a future trip to the city.
3. Victoria Art Gallery
Art-lovers can have a virtual visit to Victoria Art Gallery. Browse the gallery’s stunning permanent collection, which spans hundreds of years of art history. Still life, portraiture and landscapes are all included in the display.
4. Bath Assembly Rooms
Bath Assembly Rooms were at the heart of fashionable Georgian society, when the Ball Room, Octagon, Tea Room and Card Room would have been used for dancing, card playing, tea drinking and conversation. Discover the splendour of the Assembly Rooms on an interactive tour.
5. Fashion Museum Bath
Below the Assembly Rooms, you'll find the Fashion Museum Bath, which showcases a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress. Discover over 160 dressed figures which chronicle the story of fashionable dress over the past 400 years on a virtual tour of the popular museum.
6. The Guildhall
Bath’s Guildhall has been at the heart of the city’s administrative life for over 350 years. Build by Thomas Baldwin in 1775, the building is now home to the city’s Register Office, Mayor’s parlour and city archives. Step back in time and get a glimpse of the Guildhall’s Banqueting Room on a 360-degree virtual tour.
7. Theatre Royal Bath
Built in 1805, the Theatre Royal Bath is described by the Theatres Trust as ‘one of the most important surviving examples of Georgian theatre architecture’. Although the theatre’s programme of top-quality drama is currently on hold, you can take a virtual tour of the historic Main House from the comfort of your sofa.
8. Savouring Bath
Savouring Bath offer food tours of the city, giving you the opportunity to discover Bath using your taste buds. Now, you can go on a Food Heroes tour from the comfort of your own home! Get the lowdown on Bath's culinary heritage on a live, online tour – you even have the option to enjoy a sample box alongside your tour!
9. Longleat Safari
Nestled in 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds, Longleat is home to the UK’s original Safari Park, which is home to over 1,200 animals. Go on a 30-minute safari adventure from the comfort of your own home with their all-new Virtual Longleat Safari video.
10. Salisbury Cathedral
Located in the medieval Wiltshire city of Salisbury, Salisbury Cathedral is home to the tallest spire in Britain, the oldest working clock in Europe, and the world’s best-preserved Magna Carta. 2020 marks the 800th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stones of Salisbury Cathedral, and to mark the occasion, the team have launched an interactive virtual art tour of their largest contemporary exhibition for nearly two decades, for people to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.
11. Iford Manor Gardens
Tucked away at the bottom of a tranquil valley, the award-winning, Grade I listed Iford Manor Gardens provides a welcome break from the pressures of modern life. Go on a cyber tour of the tranquil Peto Garden with Gardens Illustrated's Iford Manor Virtual Garden Tour, and subscribe to Iford Manor Garden's YouTube channel to enjoy an array of videos of the garden.
12. Hotel Hunting
Take a tour around some of the city’s wonderful hotels and plan your future visit to the city. Have a sneak peak behind-the-scenes of the quirky No.15 Great Pulteney, discover The Bath Priory Hotel’s beautiful bedrooms and suites, Garden Spa and spectacular gardens, go on a virtual trip around the stunning Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, and take a look around the Grade II listed Bailbrook House Hotel.