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Sightseeing in Bath - what to see. Complete travel guide

Many travelers know the charming English town of Bath lying on the banks of the River Avon as a first-class balneological resort. It is curious that the name of the city speaks for itself: local thermal springs have been used for health purposes since ancient times. In the second half of the 18th century, ancient Roman baths were discovered on the territory of the city, which are currently among the main city sights.
Bath has a lot of symbolic historical sights, the most famous among which is the Roman Baths Museum. The unique thermal complex discovered in Bath in the late 18th century is now one of the … Open
At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, Bath began attracting representatives of royal families and noblemen who visited the city for the sole purpose of resting in the midst of unique landscapes and improving their health. Today, 4 springs surrounded by first-class health centers are available to all guests of the famous resort.
Bath's treasures are not limited to curative thermal springs alone. After so many centuries, the city has managed to preserve its unique aristocratic atmosphere, which is best felt during a walk through the picturesque old streets. Local residents have made every effort to save a lot of unique architectural monuments, including the famous Royal Crescent , The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul , and the magnificent Old Town Hall building (Guildhall ).
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Bath is ideal for family holidays, offering a lot of entertainment and leisure centers that could be of great interest to both the smallest tourists and their parents. One of such places is … Open
Several centuries ago, vacationing at this resort was considered a privilege of prominent figures. It was often visited by Charles Dickens, Lawrence Stern, and Daniel Defoe. It is worth noting that Bath is particularly popular among fans of novels of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. The city appears in several literary works, therefore many people visit it specifically to stroll through the very streets where their favorite characters loved to walk. Picturesque Bath will not disappoint fans of hiking and excursions and is sure to satisfy fans of gastronomic tourism.
It is considered the birthplace of Bath buns, currently enjoying great popularity among residents of many European countries. Along with that, only in Bath, they are still baked according to classic recipes. The city even has a charming museum dedicated to buns - Sally Lunn’s. During the tour, guests can hear an amazing story of their origin, as well as taste some delicious pastries, the official "discoverer" of which is Sally Lunn. Bath cannot boast an abundance of noisy entertainment establishments. Like many hundreds of years ago, the atmosphere of the city is very refined and harmonious. It is ideal for those who like relaxing away from noisy megacities, while its surroundings are sure to impress eco-tourism enthusiasts.
Travelers who decide to visit Bath will have a great opportunity to stay in unique historic hotels, including the most prestigious one - Macdonald Bath. It is housed in a chic palace … Open
Every year, Bath becomes the location of many interesting festivals, many of which are international ones. Fans of jazz love to visit this city, so there is no wonder why local pubs and taverns have become regular venues for performances of famous jazz bands. The second half of May is the time for the traditional Bath International Music Festival. The event attracts musicians that perform in different styles. During this amazing event, visitors can attend classical music concerts, performances of jazz bands, and blues performers. Travelers traditionally like all kinds of events dedicated to folk music. This festival is the largest event of its type in the city, and it always attracts many visitors, so not only music fans will find it exciting to attend it. During the festival, there are always numerous fair trades and exhibitions in the city, interesting entertainment programs for children and even fire shows. The festival has one more advantage – more than a half of events and performances are free to enter.
Bath Fans of modern art will find it very interesting to attend Fringe Festival. It is a much-diversified event – during the festival, attendees have an opportunity to attend musical, art, and literature-related meetings and performances. Connoisseurs of live music will be fascinated with the International Guitar Music Festival that usually takes place in late July. In the end of September, numerous fans of Jane Austen visit the city to participate in the festival dedicated to the famous British writer.
Bath has a lot of symbolic historical sights, the most famous among which is the Roman Baths Museum. The unique thermal complex discovered in Bath in the late 18th century is now one of the … Open
The historical English city has an important national symbol – beer. Numerous tourists enjoy sampling the delicious beverage in numerous local pubs. The most popular pubs are located in the historical part of Bath. It is also important to mention Old Green Tree pub separately. It amazes its guests with an absolutely fabulous historical design, a rich selection of the foamy drink types, and delicious national snacks. The pub organizes interesting entertainment programs for its guests several times a week.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bath and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Bath
♥   Shopping area ' New Bond Street' Bath, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Union Street' Bath, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Burton Street' Bath, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Stall Street' Bath, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Old Bond Street' Bath, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bath
♥   Castle 'Newton St Loe Castle' , 6.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Farleigh Hungerford Castle' , 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nunney Castle' , 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Devizes Castle' , 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Wells Bishop’s Palace' , 28.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bath
♥   Park 'Prickly Pear' , 99 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bath and around
♥   Art museum 'Holburne Museum of Art' Bath, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery' Bristol (UK), 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Royal West of England Academy' Bristol (UK), 19.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Bath from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Big Pit

From the series “Giant Artificial Quarries of the Planet”
Visitors are taken down the deep mineshaft in the elevator to depth of 90 meters. Miners caps are a must underground. Old workshops, a forge and even miners baths are open for everyone to see. A vast museum comlex which was formed in the vicinity of Big Pit quarry, includes an iron foundry building. Within its walls is a collection of unique items, including the stove of the 18th century and tools, whose age is more than one hundred years. … Read further

Caerphilly Castle

From the series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
The courtyard, from which one can best be graced by the preserved towers, is regarded as the most beautiful and interesting part of the castle. Some towers have partly destroyed. A tower is strongly inclined and it seems that it can collapse at any moment. During the excursion, visitors can stroll through the confused corridors and interiors that form the complex labyrinth. The extensive rooms of the castle are often used for painting exhibitions and other cultural events. In the old towers were the excellent exhibition rooms furnished. … Read further

Bibury Town

From the series “The Most Cozy Towns Full of Zen”
In addition, there are several wonderful bakeries. In the morning, streets are filled with the aroma of freshly baked bread. Another gastronomic feature of the town is its delicious homemade ice cream, which you can try at one of the local cafes. The charming English town has long attracted tourists. A romantic hotel is located in one of its most scenic areas, on the shore of the pond. Another pleasant addition to rest in Bibury is its hospitable environment. Local residents treat foreigners like dear guests. … Read further
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