Bath

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Parade Gardens which includes a garden, a castle and heritage architecture

For more than 2000 years people have traveled across Europe to relax in the hot springs of Bath.

The origins on this historic city can be traced back to AD 60, when the Romans came to bathe in its hot springs. Today, the springs remain central to Bath’s identity, with many visitors coming to relax at the city’s spa resorts. The entire city was recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and draws many visitors for its fascinating Roman, Grecian and Royal British history.

Bath is a popular destination year round. In summer the streets and parks of the city are full of locals enjoying the sun. Pack a picnic to enjoy in Parade Gardens as you look across the River Avon, or throw some bread to the ducks in Victoria Park, the largest park in Bath. Behind the park is Royal Crescent, an street of 18th century terrace houses built in an sweeping crescent.

The best way to see the city’s landmarks is by embarking on a walking tour from Bath Abbey. Visit the Roman Baths to see where the city began, see one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Britain at the Bath Abbey, or take a walk up Great Pulteney Street. Make your way to Pulteney Bridge for shopping, as the bridge is one of just four in the world that is completely lined by retailers. Along with historic landmarks Bath is renowned for its museums, galleries and cultural institutions.

While Bath may not be known for its culinary exports, it is home to some of the coziest pubs in England, and the pub fare is second to none. Enjoying a pie and a pint of bath ale is the perfect way to warm up during Bath’s chilly winter months. Weekend farmers’ markets are a great opportunity to sample the regional delicacies, including locally produced cheddar cheese.

From London you can reach Bath by coach or car in around 2 hours, while visitors arriving from outside the UK will find Bristol’s international airport at your service. At just over 100 miles (160 kilometers) from London, Bath is a perfect weekend escape from the big smoke.

Where to stay in Bath

Apex City of Bath Hotel
Apex City of Bath Hotel
4 out of 5
1 James Street West, Bath, England
The price is $119 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Bath City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre Royal Bath and Roman Baths. Bath Abbey and Jane Austen Centre are also within 10 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,529 reviews)
"Lovely hotel - great location!"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Apex City of Bath Hotel
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
5 out of 5
Beau Street, Bath, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $280 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Located in Bath City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Thermae Bath Spa, The Little Theatre Cinema, and Roman Baths. Jane Austen Centre and Pulteney Bridge ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (689 reviews)
"Amazing spa facilities"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Doubletree by Hilton Bath
Doubletree by Hilton Bath
4 out of 5
Walcot Street, Bath, England
The price is $157 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in the heart of Bath, this hotel is steps from Victoria Art Gallery, Pulteney Bridge, and Guildhall. Bath Abbey and Building of Bath Museum are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (163 reviews)
"Location and rooms good"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Doubletree by Hilton Bath
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
37 St James Parade, Bath, England
The price is $108 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa, and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and Bath ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (746 reviews)
"Good value for money. Although there were a few negatives, they were outweighed by positives. The car park was full so I wasn't able to use it, but there was a public car park close by. Some areas of the room were a little tired but everything was very clean and the room was spacious. It is an old ..."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
Dream Stays Bath - Kingsmead Street
Dream Stays Bath - Kingsmead Street
4 out of 5
3 Kingsmead Street, Bath, England
The price is $163 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Bath City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Milsom Quarter, Thermae Bath Spa, and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and Bath ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)
"This is lovely property in an excellent location. The toiletries in the bathroom were very nice. The decor is modern and the free parking permit was handy. We stayed in apartment 3 which was at the top. Only down side is that the beds and pillows are very soft so not great if you have a bad ..."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2021

Dream Stays Bath - Kingsmead Street
Dream Stays Bath - Beau Street
Dream Stays Bath - Beau Street
4 out of 5
3 Beau Street, Bath, England
The price is $153 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps from Thermae Bath Spa, Roman Baths, and Bath Abbey. Theatre Royal Bath and Royal Crescent ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)
Comfortable and quirky
"Excellent central location. Lovely apartment, comfortable and very convenient with the on-street parking permit ready to collect on arrival. Good shower, well designed sitting room and bedrooms, colourful quirky decor and features."

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dream Stays Bath - Beau Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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