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What to see in Bath

Bath Attractions


Not only is the city of a Bath a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it is a highly popular city to visit for tourists, particularly during the summer months when the streets come alive with visitors, performers and other colourful people.

Culture vultures will love this city as so much of England's history is reflected here, with everything from the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey to the fashion museum and Royal Crescent, a residential road of 30 houses laid out in a crescent shape showcasing Georgian architecture - it's like taking a trip back through time. Head to the Jane Austen Centre to discover all there is to know about Bath's most famous resident; stroll along the Pulteney Bridge and look in its shop windows; visit Sally Lunn's Refreshment House and Museum, the oldest house in town; or take a day trip to visit the nearby ancient ruins at Stonehenge.

Visitors to Bath should make use of the Bath Visitor Card, which costs just over £3, is valid for three weeks from the date of validation, and can be picked up from the Bath Tourist Information Centre. The card affords visitors plenty of time to make their way around the city and also offers a wide range of discounts on food, drinks, shopping, attractions and sightseeing tours.


Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park

Located in the beautiful Avon Valley, just four and a half miles (7km) from central Bath, Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife…

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Berkeley Castle

Berkeley (pronounced 'barkly') is a perfectly preserved 840-year-old castle with a keep, dungeon and splendid staterooms…

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Building of Bath Museum

The fascinating story of Georgian Bath is wonderfully presented by the Building of Bath Museum. The museum is the natural…

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Fashion Museum

Bath's comprehensive Fashion Museum brings alive the story of fashion over the last 400 years, from the late-16th century…

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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Distinguished astronomer William Herschel used a telescope he built himself to discover the planet Uranus in 1781, thus…

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Jane Austen Centre

Bath's best-known resident, Elizabethan novelist Jane Austen, is celebrated in this permanent exhibition which showcases…

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Longleat

Longleat is a bit of a strange tourist destination, catering simultaneously to two very different markets. On one hand,…

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Roman Baths

The Romans were the first to capitalise on the only natural hot springs in Britain, but it is believed that they were…

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Wookey Hole Caves

A popular tourist attraction in the village of Wookey Hole in Somerset, just 20 miles (32km) from Bath, Wookey Hole Caves…

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