The City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also one of UK’s most visited beautiful cities. Bath is a popular day-trip destination from either London. The city of Bath can be easily reached by rail from Central London, that only takes about 40 minutes! You can visit Bath with day-tour groups, but I think it’s cheaper and better to visit the city on your own, as the city is easy to navigate around.
So let’s get started on what I did in the beautiful city of Bath during my trip over last winter.
This is the first attraction I went right upon arrival in Bath. This is a very popular tourist attraction in Bath, and also in South West England, so as you expected, queues can get very long. I would highly recommend you to book your tickets online prior to your visit! The Roman Baths are built here by the Romans during their invasion into Britain thousands of years ago, after knowing the hot springs bubbled up from the Earth. Visiting the Roman Baths is the best way to understand the history of Bath, where the entire self-guided audio tour will take approximately an hour plus.
After your tour of the Roman Baths, you could dine in The Pump Room Restaurant, situated right beside the Roman Baths. They are open from breakfast to afternoon tea.
Right in front of the Roman Baths is another magnificent piece of architecture – The Bath Abbey. It was built in the 7th century and was being rebuilt twice in the 12th and 16th centuries, with major restoration work being done in 1860. There are a total of 52 windows (that is 80% of the wall-space). Entrance fee is free, but a small donation is appreciated.
Pulteney Bridge crosses the River Avon, was completed in 1774. This 45-meter long bridge was often photographed together with the weir below it. This bridge is located close to the City Centre, a short 5-minute walking distance from the Bath Abbey. This is one of the nice-looking bridges, that are pretty well preserved.
No. 1 Royal Crescent
Bath is famous for its Georgian crescents, 15 minutes walk from the Bath Abbey will bring you to No. 1 Royal Crescent, where magnificently curved rows of apartments were housed. They are built between 1767 and 1774, and is one of the best spots to take some nice Instagrammable shots!
Bath has another circular row of apartments, which is a short-walkable distance from No. 1 Royal Crescent, but for The Circus, it’s actually literally a circle with 3 entrances, with a small park with seats in the middle of the loop. This row of apartments was completed in 1768.
Sally Lunn’s Eating House
The final place I’ve visited was the oldest house in Bath – Sally Lunn’s Eating House (home of the world famous Sally Lunn Bun), it’s tucked in a corner near to Bath Abbey. The house was built in 1482, which was one of the oldest houses in Bath. Upon stepping in, you can feel the ‘back-in-time’, traditional feel. The buns were great and the vibes were lovely, the staffs were friendly and approachable! You could also make a visit to their small museum below the shop after you’ve dined in.
So… Here you go, these are the attractions that I’ve been on my day-trip to the beautiful city of Bath. Love the architecture here, and love the food! Hope this helps in your planning for your next trip to Bath!