Bath Attractions

Boat trips on the River Avon at Bath

Boat trips on the River Avon at Bath

Few places are as varied as the city of Bath. Where else can you enjoy a romantic picnic in the park followed by an afternoon soaking in a hot spa, before an exquisite meal in an intimate restaurant? Thermae Bath Spa at Hetling Pump Room on Hot Bath Street provides spa sessions in naturally occurring hot water and offers packages of additional spa treatments. Or, on the polar opposite side of life, try the adrenalin-filled Castle Combe Race Track for a thrilling day out if you love motorsports. Or spend a day at the races at Bath Racecourse.

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

Where else can the kids watch a ballet aimed at pre-schoolers, or learn about the world through comedy performances, other than at Bath’s family theatre, The Egg? Where else can teenagers skate as adults play golf, or can toddlers play as parents prepare for a game of tennis? Bath’s Royal Victoria Park was opened by Princess Victoria when she was just eleven years old, and was the first park named after her. Now, it’s one of Bath’s most beautiful and popular attractions, complete with aviary, golf course, bowling green, arboretum, a pond for sailing model boats, skateboard facilities and a superb play area. And don’t forget that this park is the location of many events such as band concerts and outdoor activities and it also (usefully) has good toilet and refreshment facilities. A must for all visitors to Bath, whatever your age.

Bath hosts a huge selection of cultural and entertaining events, from the Bath Beer Festival in October to the Fringe Festival in May. You can hire a bike and enjoy a gentle ride through historic streets, or watch glassblowing at the Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass, before selecting your very own glass souvenir.

And for those interested in the historical side of the city, why not take a tours of Bath Abbey Tower? Sightseeing packages include scaling the 212 steps to the tower’s summit, passing fascinating features on the way up, and even being able to sit behind the clock face! Then stare in wonder at the view from the top, and recover from all the excitement with one of the tour menus. Contact the Tourist Information Office for further details.

And the city’s huge number of museums and galleries shouldn’t be disregarded for a great day out. Do take a look at our link pages to the left for more inspiration.

All in all, you will be stunned by the sheer variety of the attractions that Bath has to offer its visitors, ensuring that you return time and time again. Bath offers stunning scenery, and fun for all the family. Whether you’re visiting for a romantic break, your annual holiday or a weekend getaway, you’re sure to find Bath a wonderful city for a visit, and you’re also sure to find accommodation that suits your needs and budget by simply browsing our listings below.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.