Bath Travel Guide

Nestled between the Cotswolds and the Mendips in South West England, Bath is one of Britain's top ten tourist cities. Settled by the Celts, it was later occupied by the Romans who built their own temple and spa. By the 17th century Bath had become a fashionable spa resort for aristocrats who flocked to 'take the waters'. During this time the majority of the city's elegant Georgian buildings and terraces were built.


Renowned as a world-class city, Bath is home to a wide variety of accommodation options to suit all travellers and budgets. Conveniently located close to some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, Bath accommodation offers everything from comfortable motels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, modern hotels and luxurious 5 star options as well as spacious suites, self-catering and apartment style accommodation and everything in between to suit all travellers and budgets. Book cheap Accommodation in Bath

Getting Around

The most convenient way to reach Bath is by train from London's Paddington Station (1 ½ hours). National Express coaches take longer and run to London's Victoria Station (via Heathrow), Manchester and Oxford. Alternatively, Bristol International Airport is the nearest to Bath and an express coach service connects the airport to Bristol rail and bus stations, from where frequent trains and buses operate to Bath. The compact historic centre of Bath is best explored on foot and most of the attractions are within walking distance of each other. Getting around Bath


This designated World Heritage City deserves to be explored at a leisurely pace. However, in a two-day visit you will be able to see the main highlights. The Roman Baths Museum is one of England's most popular attractions along with Bath Abbey and The Royal Crescen. Be sure to explore the shops and restaurants in the many side alleys leading off Bath's main shopping streets. The city is renowned for its gourmet cuisine, though you can also find many inexpensive meals in Bath's many pubs and bistros. An interesting way to see the city is on a cruise along the river Avon departing Pulteney Bridge. More about the best Bath Attractions

Bath Fast Facts

The city of Bath is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Jane Austen called the city home from 1801 to 1806. However the Romans were the first residents of Bath, renowned for their fondness for the thermal springs. One of only four bridges in the world to have shops on both sides for the full length of the bridge, The Pulteney Bridge is a popular Bath attraction. The first post mark to be stamped in the entire world was stamped in Bath in 1840 and was addressed to a house in Peckham in London.