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There are plenty of great ways you can experience the city safely...
As Bath reopens, we’re looking forward to welcoming you back. Whether you’re discovering Bath for the first time or planning a repeat visit, there are plenty of great ways you can experience the city.
Many of the city's attractions, spas, shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés have now reopened, all with safety precautions and social distancing measures in place to ensure a safe welcome back. If fresh air and a stretch of the legs is what you’re after, look no further than Bath’s many parks and green open spaces, ideal for enjoying the summer sunshine.
Whether you’re ready and raring to go, or want to research before your trip, we have some great suggestions to help you plan a safe and enjoyable visit.
Many of Bath’s attractions are ready to welcome you back…
Although the world has been on pause for the past few months, Bath’s wonderful attractions have stayed standing. With dedicated teams working hard to ensure their safe reopening, they’re ready to welcome you back once again.
Families can enjoy the immersive and interactive experience of the Roman Baths, or discover historic treasures at the American Museum & Gardens. For art-lovers, check out The Holburne Museum’s decorative arts collection and fascinating exhibition programme, and to experience one of the city’s most iconic buildings, head to Bath Abbey.
Gardens and green spaces are plentiful around Bath, with the National Trust’s Prior Park Landscape Garden and Bath Skyline Walk boasting spectacular views, and Dyrham Park’s gardens and meadows being perfect for a summer walk. You can also head further afield to The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens in Wells to step back in time and learn about medieval life.
Don’t forget to check directly in advance for visiting times, ticket information and what you need to know before you go.
Bath is a delicious destination for a foodie break...
Having gained the city a reputation as a delicious destination for a foodie break, many of Bath’s fantastic and varied selection of restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars have now reopened.
A number of cafés and restaurants have expanded their outdoor seating options, letting you watch the world go by as you enjoy your food, as well as offering takeaway services. Why not enjoy a pizza and a pint or glass of prosecco on Bath Pizza Co’s terrace, undercover of Green Park Station, or treat yourself to one of Sally Lunn’s handmade buns, with a variety of toppings to choose from?
You can also save money when dining out this August with the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out initiative. The scheme offers 50% discounts up to the value of £10 per person on sit-down meals and non-alcoholic drinks, Monday to Wednesday, at participating eateries. There are plenty of Bath-based restaurants, cafés and pubs taking part.
Bath has a longstanding history of bathing culture...
If the past few months under lockdown have left you feeling mentally frazzled and in need of some rest and relaxation, Bath’s spa and wellbeing options can come to the rescue. Lie back and enjoy the city's spa heritage safe in the knowledge that all precautions and social distancing measures are in place.
Although you’ll have to wait a bit longer until you can enjoy Thermae Bath Spa’s rooftop pool and Wellness Suite, there are still plenty of other great spas to explore.
Whether it’s a refreshing massage to revive aching muscles at The Bath Priory’s L’Occitane Garden Spa, panoramic city views from Thermae Bath Spa's rooftop pool, a soak in the cedar wood hot tub at No.15 Great Pulteney’s Spa 15, or the chance to have the facilities on your doorstep with a stay at a spa hotel – perhaps the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa or Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel – there is no shortage of options.
With looking after your mental wellbeing just as important as taking care of your physical health, taking time out has never been more essential. The Soul Spa have reopened to provide massages, reflexology, and other calming treatments.
Pick up a post-lockdown treat or two...
Don’t forget to make time to browse the shops and treat yourself on your trip to Bath. The city has an array of shops, from individual and independent to familiar high-street names, to explore.
Independent stores Rossiters of Bath, Bath Aqua Glass and Graham & Green sell a fantastic selection of gifts and statement homeware pieces, and if the sun is shining, head to Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath to pick up your next page-turner and find a spot on the grass to read in one of the city’s tranquil green spaces.
SouthGate, just metres from Bath Spa Train Station, is the place for high street brands. You’ll also find a great selection of restaurants and bars, from the Cosy Club to Pizza Express, plus boutique cinema Tivoli – perfect for resting weary legs and catching a new film after a shopping spree.
If you're looking for a great gift for a loved one, you can treat them to a shopping spree in the city with the Bath Gift Card. The perfect flexible present for any occasion, the Bath Gift Card is accepted in over 200 locations across the city.
Bath has an abundance of wonderful green space…
While parks and gardens have largely remained open throughout the lockdown period, with fresh air and space to run free aplenty, the sheer abundance of wonderful green space in Bath makes the city ideal for discovering further.
Perhaps it’s a shopping spree breather you’re after, in which case Queen Square, in the city centre, is a relaxing spot to take time out. To discover tranquil green spaces a little way out of the centre, try Alice Park, and for spectacular panoramic views, head up to Alexandra Park.
If lockdown has inspired you to keep fit, make for Royal Victoria Park, a popular spot for joggers and people looking to workout with Bath’s most iconic landmark, the Royal Crescent, in the background.
Afterwards, you could treat yourself to an afternoon at Bath on the Beach – located next to Victoria Falls Adventure Golf, you’ll find a sandy area complete with hammocks, deckchairs and cabanas, plus a beach bar serving food and Caribbean-inspired drinks.
You can be sure of a comfortable night...
The city’s accommodation providers have been working hard behind-the-scenes to ensure they can welcome you back safely for a stay in Bath. With necessary safety precautions and social distancing measures in place, you can be sure of a comfortable night at whatever option you choose, whether hotel, guesthouse, bed and breakfast or self-catering property.
From sumptuous afternoon teas included in stays at city-centre hotels, to friendly welcomes at family-run bed and breakfasts, and from reviving breaks at spa hotels, to home-away-from-home comforts at self-catering properties, our accommodation pages have all the information needed to book your stay.
For a post-lockdown treat, why not take a look at our Special Offers page? You’ll find a variety of packages and deals for the perfect summer staycation in Bath.