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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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