The UNESCO-listed city of Bath is full of awe and wonder and rightly so, as the setting of two of the great Regency writer Jane Austen’s novels. But Bath's history dates back to long before Austen and the Georgian era. The early decades of the Roman conquest saw the building of the Roman Temple at the site of the baths which today form one of Bath's star attractions.
This glorious walking tour will show you the best of both worlds with a visit to the Roman Baths (you can get a ticket add on to head inside) as well as the stunning Georgian architecture. You will visit the gorgeous Gothic Bath Abbey and look out over Pulteney Bridge, imagining yourself in your favourite Austen novel, on your scenic walk around the city before reaching the infamous baths. Make sure you choose the Roman Baths add-on ticket option so you can tour the facilities used by the ancient Romans including hot pools, hot springs, and changing rooms. There's also a small museum containing ancient artefacts like the famed Minerva’s Head and several inscribed tablets, and of course a chance to pop into our favourite place when visiting a new place...the gift shop!
The second part of this tour takes you into the centre of the city to witness the stunning, pale gold stone buildings that are a staple of Georgian architecture. You’ll visit the dreamy Royal Crescent (with plenty of time to grab some amazing Insta pics), as well as the Upper Assembly Rooms and The Pump Room, the perfect place to enjoy a well-earned afternoon tea after all that walking.
The tour really focuses on the Bath's showstopper Georgian architecture including Pulteney Bridge, Queen's Square, the Circus and the Royal Crescent. And there are plenty of stories about famous Bath characters like Beau Nash, John Wood, William Johnstone and Frances Pulteney (a typically Bathian tale of bridges, bankruptcy and back room dealing). This tour is a great way to see the sites of Bath and learn more about the history of this culture rich city, perfect for your weekend visit.
Book your place on the brilliant Bath tour here.
Affordable, convenient and comfy rooms close to the event you're going to
We recommend these three hotels:
Closest Harington’s Hotel – 18th century boutique hotel on cobbled streets
Cheapest St Christopher’s Inn Bath- comfortable and convenient location
Feeling Fancy The Gainsborough Bath Spa - Full spa experience in the city centre
Bath Spa train station has great links into London Paddington and the south, as well as Birmingham and Manchester to the North.
Going to Bath and not having afternoon tea?! Unheard of! The Pump Room specialises in the perfect scone, the best way to relax after walking around the city.
This tour is wheelchair accessible and assistance dogs are welcome.
Affordable, convenient and comfy rooms close to the event you're going to.
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