Visiting Bath is a little like stepping back in time: in the blink of an eye you’ll be transported back to Georgian times. This historical Roman spa has an incredible history but it’s maintained and preserved so well it’ll be like another time. Here’s a quick guide to Bath England to help you make the most of your time here.
By train, Bath is an hour and forty minute journey from London Paddington to Bath Spa station – making it not only possible to visit on a day trip from London, but a fairly popular way to visit Bath. There are a number of companies that would arrange day trips, but taking public transport is a far cheaper option and reasonably easy to navigate.
As with most people you’re probably wondering if one day is gonna be enough time to visit a whole city and the answer is YES. While you could spend extra time and enjoy the slow pace life of this beautiful city, one day is certainly enough time for the main attractions.
THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS
The Royal Crescent | the beautiful postcard picture that you’ve undoubtedly seen before is this stunning row of 30 terraced houses. These houses used to be holiday hoes for the Royal and affluent of England and if you step into “No. 1” you can have a little look into the inside of these Georgian period homes.
Roman Baths | as Bath’s most popular paid attraction it offers a great insight into the town, so be sure not to miss it, but DO make sure you give yourself plenty of time as the line can be a little long
Bath Abbey | located next to the Roman Baths is the gorgeous Abbey and if you’re visiting on a Sunday the Abbey will be open periodically outside of service hours – so if you want to go inside be flexible with your schedules
The Circus | These gorgeous houses are located in a circular motion so take a little spin around for a beautiful view
Pulteney Bridge | a great free attraction and a great place to sit and have a picnic lunch along the river
Take a nice walk, lose the map and wander around the city – trust me you won’t get lost – grab some coffee or a lunch to enjoy in the Royal Victoria Park. The gardens are centrally located and beautifully pruned.
Don’t fancy an outdoor lunch, stumble into a pub or coffee shop to rest your feet and try something local. Depending on your travel times, have a look to see if they’re hosting an festivals – like the Jane Austen Festival and any number of others.