BATH – WHY GO?
Georgian Bath and the stunning countryside surrounding this World Heritage city makes it a great place for a romantic getaway. Bubbling with history, fabulous shops and the original Roman Baths, there's plenty to see and do. You'll find a list of our favourite romantic hotels in Bath here.
MUST SEE, MUST DO
Bath is an easy city to explore on foot. Highlights among its grand 18th century Georgian terraces and squares include the perfectly preserved Royal Crescent and The Circus with its stately, curved houses.
Other architectural landmarks
Pause to look at the River Avon from grand Pulteney Bridge, with its galleries and shops.
No 1 Royal Crescent
Step inside this gracious Georgian house for a glimpse of real life (both above and below stairs) in Bath's Georgian heyday.
Yards from Bath Abbey, the Roman baths are the city of Bath's original claim to fame. See where the Romans bathed and partied in these famous thermal waters. Follow your visit with tea in the Pump Room alongside.
Bath Thermae Spa
Soak in the steaming rooftop waters of Bath Thermae Spa for a modern-day take on soaking in Bath's spa waters.
One of Bath's 20 museums, this one showcases collections of both historic and contemporary dress.
Trawl for gifts or antiques in Bath's arcades and speciality shops.
Bath hosts musical and cultural festivals throughout the year. Full details are available from the Festival box office near the Abbey.
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Bath Literature Festival. Top names arrive for readings, discussion and debate.
Bath International Music Festival. Over two weks of classical, jazz and folk concerts.
Bath Christmas Market. Get all shopped out, sip a mulled wine and enjoy the carol singing.
Have a glass of bubbly on the lawns of the Royal Crescent Hotel – perfect on a summer's day – or glide down the river with a champagne picnic aboard the hotel's vintage Thames river launch.