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Welcome to the beautiful city of Bath, a place full of history, culture and charm. Located in the South West of England, this picturesque city is home to some of Britain’s most iconic attractions. From ancient Roman baths and Georgian architecture to modern art galleries and trendy restaurants, there is something for everyone in this enchanting city. Here are some top tourist attractions and things to do when visiting Bath.

Roman Baths Tour & Thermae Bath Spa

Start your journey by exploring the world-famous Roman Baths. This historic site dates back thousands of years and offers visitors an incredible insight into life during Ancient Rome. Whilst you can’t go into the Baths themselves, you can take a fascinating guided tour around the ruins. 

Why not also visit the Thermae Bath Spa? Take a dip in Britain’s only day spa that features Bath’s natural thermal waters. There is also a wide range of spa treatments and packages to choose from, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

The Royal Crescent: The Home of Bridgerton

Next up is The Royal Crescent; one of Britain’s most iconic streets featuring 30 terraced houses built between 1767 – 1774 by John Wood, the Younger. Admire its elegant Georgian architecture before heading over to The Circus; designed by John Wood with three curved segments that form a circular architectural masterpiece.

It is an especially exciting place to visit for Bridgerton fans, as the hugely successful Netflix drama used the location for many of its iconic scenes. This includes a few filmed inside the stunning buildings in The Royal Crescent, with dedicated Bridgerton walking tours that are a popular choice for fans of the show. We also offer a Bridgerton-inspired afternoon tea at The Francis Hotel, which you can find out more about here.

Bath Art Gallery

If you are looking for more cultural activities, then head over to Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery which boasts an impressive collection of work by local artists, as well as renowned international names such as Monet, Turner and Rembrandt. They also showcase new and unique exhibitions on a regular rotation, and it is situated just a six-minute stroll away from The Francis Hotel.

Theatre Royal

Built on its current site in 1805, the Theatre Royal Bath is one of Britain’s oldest working theatres. Following a fire that destroyed the original building in 1862, the Theatre Royal was rebuilt and reopened in 1863. Fast forward to today, and the theatre continues to thrive and showcase some of the best productions that British Theatre has to offer. There is always something for all ages to enjoy on show at the Theatre Royal Bath, so booking a show should definitely be on your list of things to do during your visit.

Pulteney Bridge

As well as being one of the most photographed examples of Georgian architecture in the Bath, Pulteney Bridge is one of only four bridges in the world to have shops than span its length on both sides. The bridge was designed in 1769 by Robert Adam and is a must-see attraction to visit during your stay in Bath. 

For those who love nature, don’t miss out on the nearby Parade Gardens too, where you can stroll along lush green pathways lined with stunning flower beds, or enjoy a picnic overlooking the River Avon and Pulteney Bridge.

Jane Austin Museum

Step back in time to the Regency period and discover the life and works of a world-famous author at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath. The museum is constantly evolving, delivering an interactive and immersive experience to entertain and educate the whole family. The centre also runs a number of walking tours around Bath, as well as the annual Jane Austin Festival.

Bath Abbey

The history of Bath Abbey stretches as far back as the Anglo-Saxon period to around 675 AD. King Henry VIII closed Bath Abbey alongside many other convents and monasteries, and the monks were forced to leave the Abbey and left to decay. Today, Bath Abbey is popular amongst visitors flocking to see its stunning stained glass windows and intricate period architecture. Whether you are pausing to read a few of the poignant wall memorials or following the story of Jesus told across 56 scenes on the Great East Window, enjoy a breath-taking visit to Bath Abbey during your stay.

Popular Bars & Restaurants in Bath

When it comes time for dinner make sure to check out the city’s many great independent eateries, including our very own Boho Marché restaurant at The Francis Hotel. There are also plenty of bars in Bath if you fancy grabbing drinks after dinner, including Komedia Club – perfect for live music lovers – or Moles Club if indie tunes are more your thing.

So what are you waiting for? Make sure these top tourist attractions and things to do make it onto your list when visiting charming Bath. To explore our bedrooms and suites and book your stay at The Francis Hotel in Bath, click here.

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