Roman Baths in Bath
Just 12 miles east of Bristol is the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath. The two cities are linked by the picturesque River Avon and one of the most successful cycling routes in the country, the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. The A4 runs between the two but the quickest and easiest way to reach Bath is by train from Bristol Temple Meads, taking just 12 minutes.
Bath makes an ideal day trip as part of a short break in Bristol and the surrounding countryside is perfect for exploring on foot or by bike.
The famous Roman Baths, abundant museums, stunning architecture and renovated shopping area are the most striking features of a visit to Bath. A compact central area make it perfect for exploring on foot. The city’s Georgian streets are lined with boutique shops, charming cafes, delightful restaurants and regular street entertainment.
The Jane Austen Centre celebrates one of Bath’s most famous resident and offers an intriguing insight into what life was like during Regency times. The Fashion Museum is one of the world’s finest museums of contemporary and historical dress and illustrates how it has evolved over the past 400 years. The Holburne Museum has a fine collection of art as well as regular temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The restored No.1 Royal Crescent shows life behind the façade for wealthy residents and their servants in 18th-century Bath.
Take time to relax with a session at Thermae Bath Spa, including a dip in the open-air rooftop pool with spectacular views over the city.
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