Bath has a long a rich history to marvel at from The Roman Baths, to the Georgian Architecture right through to the Second World War. There are many and varied museums to visit but if you just want to wander you can find a lot of wonderful things by using the Bath Tourism App for Apple and Android devices – search for the ‘visitbath’ app.
Places to visit
- For the best free guided city tour we have ever been on in Europe we highly recommend the Free Walking Tour of Bath run by the Mayor of Bath’s Honorary Guide. It is not just us both TripAdvisor and the Lonely Planet highly recommend it and Rick Steves referred to is as “ Chatty, gossip-filled joy”. It runs every day of the year ( save for Christmas Day Sunday to Friday 10.30am and 2pm; Saturday 10.30am; and Evenings (May to September) Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7pm. It last about 2 hours
- The Roman Baths are magical. They take about 1.5 hours to go around and are open from 9am to 5pm throughout the year and July and August to 9pm. If you can get there at dusk they are lit by gaslight which adds to the spectacle
- Building of Bath Museum
- Jane Austin Centre
- Holburne Museum
- Herschel Museum of Astronomy
- Bath at Work Museum
- Fashion Museum
- Assembly Rooms
- The American Museum
- No1 the Royal Crescent
- If your time is limited do not try to do everything. Pick out what interests you the most and do it well – you can always come back for more!
- Do the Mayors’ guided tour on the first day of your stay as this is a great way to get to know your patch.
- Bath is a very friendly place. If you get lost just ask a local person where to go – you will not be from your destination
- Always remember to use your Bath Independent Guest House Accommodation Reward Card. This affords you a 10% discount on entrance to many of the museums.
- You can buy group tickets from many of the venues from Bath Tourism at discount prices – it also means that sometimes you can go straight in rather than queue!