Here are the top 20 tourist attractions to see in Bath:

1. Roman Baths

4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

The Roman Baths was built by the Romans around 2000 years ago and it was later discovered by the Victorians. It is one of the must see tourist attractions in Bath. These are fuelled by England's only hot springs and it outputs over a million litres of hot water per day.æ

2. Thermae Bath Spa

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

The only place in Britain where one can bathe in the hot and natural water. The Thermae Bath Spa is a modern spa located in the heart of the city which uses the healing waters to soothe and relax people.æ

3. Bath Abbey

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

The last Gothic Church in England, Bath Abbey was started in 1499 and built on the ruins of the Norman Cathedral. It is a huge church and located next to the Roman Baths. One can get a wonderful view of Bath from the Abbey Tower.æ

4. The Circus

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

The perfect example of Georgian architecture in Bath, The Circus is a popular building. The name is derived from Latin word circus that means a ring or circle.æ

5. Jane Austen Centre

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

Jane Austen Centre is located in the Queens Square and it is a popular museum in Bath. It is a fascinating testament to the last appeal of Jane Austen.æ

6. Pulteney Bridge

4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

Pulteney Bridge is a famous bridge built over the River Avon in Bath. It connects the city with the new Georgian town of Bathwick. Constructed in a Palladian style, the best thing about the bridge is that it has shops built across its both sides. It is now designated as a Grade 1 building in Bath.

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7. Great Pulteney Street

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

It is a Georgian street located on the other side of the Pulteney Bridge. It is made for casual strolling and is one of the best places to spend some time in the city.æ

8. Royal Crescent

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

A semi elliptical crescent house, the Royal Crescent was designed by John Wood and was completed in 1774. It was the first of the eight crescents in Bath and the shape is the most unique one among all.æ

9. Sion Hill

3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

Sion Hill is a wealthy neighbourhood that is located on the upper part of the city. It is the perfect place to go and have a pleasant stoll and get a view of the attractive stone buildings in Bath.æ

10. Holburne Museum of Art

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

This museum is located on the Great Pulteney Street which displays the treasures collected by Sir William Holburne. There are works by many famous artists and painters.æ

11. Theatre Royal, Bath

1 km
from city center
11 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

One of the former, oldest and presently functioning theatres of ancient Bath, the Theatre Royal was inaugurated in 1805 with a Shakespearean play; Richard III. Located on Sawclose, the theatre is a 4-minute walk from the Bath city centre. With an accommodation of 900 visitors, the preserved Theatre Royal is one of the limited models of the architecture of the era.

12. Assembly Rooms

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

Designed by John Wood, the younger Bath Assembly rooms are Grade 1 listed buildings in Bath which are now a major public attraction.æ

13. Alexandra Park

20 km
from city center
13 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

Alexandra Park, located in Somerset County of England, is one of the major attractions of the ancient city of Bath. The park is equipped with lavish greenery and acts as a tower giving the visitor an eyeful picture of the old town of Bath. Situated on Shakespeare Avenue, the Alexandra park is set on top of Beechen Cliff and can be reached easily through different modes. It is a dominant local hangout spot, as it provides a whiff of the atmosphere built upon peaceful nature while giving a wholesome perspective of Bath.

14. Prior Park Landscape Garden

1 km
from city center
14 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

The Prior Park Landscape Garden, a former deer park turned agricultural farm is now a tourist attraction. Located on the Ralph Allen drive, south Bath, the park is at a convenient distance from the city centre. It houses some of Europe’s long lost Palladian architectural styles and ancient English ruins, gravitating history and nature lovers towards it. Adding to the heritage value of the ancient city of Bath, the park is more of a monument than a park.

15. Sally Lunns House

1 km
from city center
15 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

The Sally Lunn’s House is the oldest building of Bath dating back to the 13th century. Located on the North Parade Passage, it is an archaic restaurant serving the Bath bun, an age-old delight of the region. The exclusive Bath bun or Sally Lunn is a big, fluffy and light savoury that is a mixture of a muffin, bread and cake made with flour, cream and eggs, relished with warm or burnt butter. The Sally Lunn’s House also has a room dedicated to Jane Austen, who held the Sally Lunn buns as one of her favourites. Today, visitors and Jane Austen fans can pay a visit and dine at the same place their idol took delight in the Bath Bun.

16. Fashion Museum, Bath

193 km
from city center
16 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

The Fashion Museum, Bath has an immense collection of over 100,000 objects of clothing and fashion from the Shakespearean era to our era; roughly from the 14th century to the 21st century. Established in the year 1963, the Fashion Museum Bath is set within the walls of the Assembly Rooms of Bath. One of their exciting collections, “Glove Stories” is a collection of a range of gloves from different ages, preserved and up for exhibition. This exhibition is said to be for display only until March 2020, which may want you to double your chances of visiting!

17. Museum of East Asian Art

1 km
from city center
17 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

Established in 1993, the Museum of East Asian Art is the only museum of the United Kingdom preserving collections of East Asian art and other artefacts. Located on Bennett Street, the museum is a 12-minute walk from the city centre. The museum has an array of over 2000 items of jade, ceramic, bronze, wood and bamboo carvings from Korea, China, Japan and Southeast Asian. The art items conserved in the museum are as old as 5000 BCE.

18. Victorian Art Gallery

2 km
from city center
18 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

The Victorian Art Gallery of Bath was named in the honour of celebrating 60 years of Victorian Reign. A former public library turned contemporary art gallery, this art gallery of Bath was devised in the year 1897 by John McKean Brydon. The extensive collections of art objects preserved by the museum also include oil paintings belonging to 17th century Britain. Situated along Bridge Street, the Victorian Art Gallery is approximately an 8-minute distance from the city centre on foot and a 7-minute drive. It is the perfect attraction for art lovers.

19. Herschel Museum of Astronomy

1 km
from city center
19 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

This former house turned present astronomical attraction was the residence of one of the leading astronomers and musicians of the 16th Century, William Herschel. The man behind the discovery of the planet Uranus. A five storied building, the Herschel Museum of Astronomy is located on the New King Street at a walkable distance from the city centre.

20. Bath Festival

20 out of 20
places to visit in Bath

This wide-scale celebration of music and literature has been in vogue since 1668 but came to be defined as the “Bath International Music Festival” only in the year 1948. Since the name was limiting just to music, it was reinitiated as the “Bath Festival” in 2017. Usually held for two weeks between late May and early June, the Bath Festival features a wide range of locally and globally renowned artists from different art fields.

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