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How To Spend a Few Hours in Bath, England

How to spend a few hours in a city is a tricky task to overcome, and although I can spend a lot longer in Bath, but I managed to see everything on my list. Bath, England is on my 2018 bucket list and last weekend I managed to tick it off. Although I have been before, but it was for something I can’t remember what for and didn’t even get a change to take any photos.

Bath is a city in the South West England countryside and known for its famous Roman bath ruins. The honey coloured city is known for its Roman archaeological sites all over the city.

 

Parking

Corn street car park is situated in the centre of Bath, and cost us £4.30 for 3 hours.
There are plenty more car parks around the centre but this was the only one that wasn’t full.

TIP: if you are travelling on a weekend day, please bear in mind that traffic will be an issue and the car parks may be full.

Getting Around

Bath have open top bus tours that are run by City Sightseeing, that give you a jump on/jump off option which starts from £15.50.
Bath has a very good public transport system, with lots of buses running around the city.

Best of all, is a walking tour. Whether that be with a guided tour or exploring yourself, you get to see a lot more and is less restricted.

Visit Bath has a great website, which includes a free downloadable map of the city and itineraries for your trip.

Things to see

Bath Abbey

This tourist destination is probably on the top of your list and for good reason. Bath Abbey is beautiful. When walking around bah you can see the Abbey sticking out above the building and it looks impressive, but the pièce de résistance is when you enter the little court yard where the Roman Baths are situated, restaurants and shops and the main entrance to the abbey.

Roman Baths

Situated next to the Abbey, the roman baths are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. Admission is £17.50 but if you wanted to visit the other museums in Bath such as Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery you can buy a saver ticket for £22.50. There are also annual passes available.

Circus

The Circus are townhouses forming a circle with 3 different entrances and a green area in the middle. If you love satisfying things then the curvature of these townhouses are something else.

Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge crosses the River Avon in Bath. This bridge is one of only 4 bridges in the world that has shops built on both sides. You can go to the most common angle of the bridge which is fantastic, but if you walk along the bridge looking at all the quirky shops and there are steps leading down to the river, and from there you can get different angles and see the other historical buildings in the background.

Food

With any built up UK city you go to, the food choice is well too much food choice and Bath is the same. With their range of chain restaurants and independent, finding something to eat won’t be difficult. Of course, unless you’re like me and can’t make a decision even if my life depended on it.
We didn’t eat in Bath, but for more information on places to eat visit here.

This is how I spent a few hours in Bath, there is so much more to see and do in Bath, but in a short space of time you can fit in a lot. I am planning on heading back to Bath in the autumn months and visit the not to touristy locations.

Take a look at my other UK city guides, including a 2 day Brighton Itinerary

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17 Comments

  • Reply Nadine

    Bath is one of my favourite cities in the world. I used to spend loads of time there as a kid. Your blog was wonderful and made me miss it so much

    August 22, 2018 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Nadine

    Bath is the city of my childhood and one of my favourite places in the world. Your blog really captured the feeling of the city with wonderful photos

    August 22, 2018 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Diane

    Bath looks like a great city to explore. And so close to London! You’ve put it on my bucket list.

    August 22, 2018 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Monica

    This place sounds so interesting. The buildings look amazing! I can feel its spirit from your captures! I hope to see it very soon! 💗

    August 22, 2018 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Ee Sing

    Bath is a beautiful city. I was there at the end of the year last year. I visited the Roman Bath as well! It’s a place worth visiting!

    August 22, 2018 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Rahat Arora

    Never heard about this place before. Bath is must visit place to explore in England. Thanks for providing the information. Nice pictures captured too.

    August 22, 2018 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Martina

    I love Bath and its architecture! It’s one of my favourite cities in the UK. I have been many many years ago and perhaps I should go back soon!

    August 22, 2018 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply sumit walia

    hi
    very interesting precise article giving all the salient facts needed to plan a trip . Though i dont think i would ever be reaching that part of the world but i guess would check google to know a bit more about Bath

    August 22, 2018 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Smita Chandra

    We were in Bath a few months back and your blog post and beautiful pictures brought it all back! Bath is so much fun to explore with such wealth of history.

    August 22, 2018 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Chloe

    Bath looks like such a beautiful city. Hopefully I can visit the area sometime soon.

    August 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Sarah - Borders & Bucket Lists

    I love how you’ve edited your photos! Or maybe you’re just a fantastic photographer and you didn’t do any editing. Either way, I love the aesthetic of your shots.

    August 22, 2018 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Utsav Srinet

    The place looks awesome, added in my bucket list 🙂

    August 23, 2018 at 7:23 am
  • Reply Alex Trembath

    My sister lives and works in Bath so I visit fairly often, but don’t always see the city properly. This was really interesting to read and I look forward to getting out and about on my next visit!

    August 23, 2018 at 10:28 am
  • Reply dalibro

    Very nice! As far as I’m concerned, I would definitely enjoy the curvature of that building very much 😀 And you’re right, Bath’s website is hilarious!

    August 23, 2018 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Nadia

    Would have never thought To go to Bath! But it looks like an amazing place full of so much history!

    August 23, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Nina Nichols

    England’s beautiful places never failed to amaze me! The history that surrounds it makes the place more interesting.

    August 27, 2018 at 1:25 am
  • Reply Rio

    Great read! Bath is still a city we have yet to visit. It reminds us a little of York though which is our favourite city break in the UK.

    Rio | https://oppositetourists.com

    September 5, 2018 at 1:19 pm
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