With over a million visitors staying each year and over a 3.8 million visiting per day, Bath in Somerset is among the top tourist destinations in the UK. Visitors with a flair for culture and history can find satisfaction in the county’s countless historic sites. In fact, you can pretty much chart out the most important points in English history with a quick tour of the city.
For those who are planning their short breaks in Bath, expect a packed itinerary. With so much to see in such a short period, you can narrow your destinations down to the following:
You cannot go to Bath without visiting its famous Roman Baths. These baths have been around for over 2,000 years. Go back in time as you make your way around these enormous ancient buildings. Choose a torchlit tour of the Roman Baths for an unparalleled experience.
Jane Austen Centre
Fans of the celebrated author can peek at what life was like during her time with a visit to the Jane Austen Centre. Find out how Bath during the Regency period influenced the author’s works. You can even bring your favourite Jane Austen character to life by dressing up in the exhibitions Regency costumes.
Here is another way for you to travel through time. Visit the Fashion Museum and chart the evolution of fashion from Georgian gowns to modern day styles designed by today’s top designers. You can even try on these period costumes and have your photo taken.
Walking Photography Tour or Boat Tour
Bath has 65 volunteer guides who will take you around the city for free. Better yet, join a photography tour. Not only will you get to keep beautiful photos, you will also learn some mad photography skills. Want to see Bath from a different angle? Go on a boat tour along the city’s canals. Some boat tours even offer tea or champagne during their cruises.
These are only some of the places you can visit in Bath. Of course, you are free to make your own itinerary. Simply make sure that you can make the most of this wonderful city.