The compact city of Bath can easily be explored on foot or by bicycle, and these slower modes of getting around are the best ways to take in the historic character of the city. Different walking tours, including a ghost walk, are offered, and some are free. Another great option for visitors wanting to sightsee and get a feel for Bath is to hop onboard one of the numerous bus tours, many of which are open-top and offer a hop-on, hop-off service with tickets valid for 24 hours. The city's bus network is also good and connects the city centre and its outskirts. A park-and-ride service is available. Taxis are unnecessary in the city centre as walking is often much faster, but they are easy to find at the railway station. There are also several car hire agencies, but hiring a car is not really necessary unless you are planning excursions out of the city.
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