Bath’s best bits – Our 5 must see sights

There’s no denying it, Bath is one of the most beautiful cities in Britain. While we try to fit in as much as we can on our Bath day trips, there are many places where you can stop a little longer to drink in the stunning Georgian architecture, taste some local delicacies or take a dip in the only natural hot springs in Britain.

Take a look at a few of our favourite things to do in Bath below.

The Roman Baths

With water emerging from natural springs at a balmy 46°, it’s easy to see why the Romans chose to construct their magnificent temple and bathing complex in the city. Now one of the most iconic attractions to visit in Bath, it offers a great opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings in which people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the temple of Minerva and explore the museum – where you can find out more about those who lived and worked here.

The Roman Baths

With water emerging from natural springs at a balmy 46°, it’s easy to see why the Romans chose to construct their magnificent temple and bathing complex in the city. Now one of the most iconic attractions to visit in Bath, it offers a great opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings in which people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the temple of Minerva and explore the museum - where you can find out more about those who lived and worked here.

The Jane Austen Centre

Offering a snapshot of what life was like during the Regency period, the Jane Austen Centre explores how living in Bath affected the novelist’s work. Stories including Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were set in the stunning Georgian city and incorporate many of the fashions, food, parties and places that were popular at the time.

The Royal Crescent and Circus

The Royal Crescent was built in the late 1700’s and is one of Bath’s most impressive pieces of architecture. Although named the crescent, it is in fact a half-ellipse made of 30 houses - although most are now divided into apartments. However No.1 Royal Crescent has been preserved and restored, with period style furnishing and reunited with its original service wing – and is one of our top places to visit in Bath.

The Circus, Bath’s other must-see Georgian masterpiece lies just down the road. This remarkable sight consists of three curved segments of Grade I listed townhouses, arranged in a circular shape. During the Bath Blitz in 1942, part of The Circus was badly bombed - all have now been reconstructed and restored and have been home to some famous faces including Hollywood Actor, Nicolas Cage.

The Royal Crescent and Circus

The Royal Crescent was built in the late 1700’s and is one of Bath’s most impressive pieces of architecture. Although named the crescent, it is in fact a half-ellipse made of 30 houses - although most are now divided into apartments. However No.1 Royal Crescent has been preserved and restored, with period style furnishing and reunited with its original service wing – and is one of our top places to visit in Bath.

The Circus, Bath’s other must-see Georgian masterpiece lies just down the road. This remarkable sight consists of three curved segments of Grade I listed townhouses, arranged in a circular shape. During the Bath Blitz in 1942, part of The Circus was badly bombed - all have now been reconstructed and restored and have been home to some famous faces including Hollywood Actor, Nicolas Cage.

Bath Abbey

Looming above the city centre, Bath’s impressive abbey church was built between 1499 and 1616 – although the site where the abbey stands has been a place of Christian worship for over a thousand years. This is one of our favourite places to visit in Bath, if just to simply to stare at the striking west façade - where carved angels climb up and down stone ladders, commemorating a dream of the founder, Bishop Oliver King. Or climb the 212 steps to the top of the tower and be rewarded with impressive views of Bath and beyond.

Thermae Bath Spa

Sit back, relax and wallow in the warm (almost 33.5 degrees), natural thermal waters of the Thermae Spa’s open air rooftop pool. The Minerva Bath, as well as various steam rooms - each with a different scent - are located indoors and provide the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation after a day treading the city’s meandering cobbled streets.

Thermae Bath Spa

Sit back, relax and wallow in the warm (almost 33.5 degrees), natural thermal waters of the Thermae Spa’s open air rooftop pool. The Minerva Bath, as well as various steam rooms - each with a different scent - are located indoors and provide the perfect place for relaxation and rejuvenation after a day treading the city’s meandering cobbled streets.

Why not book a space on our Bath, Stonehenge and ‘secret place’ tour to discover the best of the city and the surrounding areas?