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Things to do in Bath

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“A must see for anyone visiting Bath. One of the finest and most important historic Roman sites in Europe, built around 70AD. Incredibly well-preserved remains of the Temple of Minerva and the Roman baths. ”
  • 177 locals recommend
Spa
“Award winning natural spa where you can bathe in Britain’s only warm, mineral rich waters, just as the Celts and Romans did 2,000 years ago. Rooftop pool with fabulous views over the Bath skyline. Wealth of spa treatments.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Art Museum
“An impressive art gallery set in Sydney Pleasure Gardens. Permanent collection and some interesting special exhibitions including Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years which runs until 25 May 2020. Lovely café.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“It's not the cheapest but it is very close. You can buy the newspaper there and drop your dry cleaning off. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great atmosphere, really good value, large garden with heaters, seating and piped music”
  • 44 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Not to be missed as it is a jewel of Palladian architecture. Treat yourself at the Royal Crescent Hotel tea Rooms”
  • 48 locals recommend
Elementary School
“It gives a great sense of history and is a beautiful, calm and peaceful place.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Theatre
“Lovely theatre offering top quality drama which includes several West End productions, comedies and comedians, dance and children’s shows. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Cinema
“A perfect little private cinema which is a favourite amongst the locals in Bath”
  • 56 locals recommend
Park
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“A beautiful part of Bath to discover, lovely grounds below leading Prior Park house which is a large Georgian mansion (a school which you cannot visit but the outside is lovely to see as a prime example of Georgian architecture). It overlooks Bath, with a lake and Palladian bride at the bottom through nature parkland and woodland.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic Italian dining in a beautiful and atmospheric setting. Bookings Essential, and be prepared to be added to a waiting list. But worth it :) ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Park
“A great place to head if you're spending the day in Bath as you can park here and walk through the lovely park into town via scenic Royal Crescent and Circus. The botanic gardens are also lovely to see, especially in spring time.”
  • 42 locals recommend
History Museum
“All things Jane Austen. Wonderful museum that looks at life in Regency times and explores how Bath impacted on Austen’s writing. An annual Jane Austen Festival runs from 11 to 20 September 2020”
  • 35 locals recommend
Route
“Iconic Bath stone Georgian building complex - 3 terraces of houses in a circle. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Church
“Over a thousand years of history. Quiet and peaceful. Bath Abbey Tower tours available. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Transportation
“Catch the train to Bath from.Temple Meads. Only 17 minutes away and an un missable day out”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Fantastic Italian dining in a beautiful and atmospheric setting. Bookings Essential, and be prepared to be added to a waiting list. But worth it :) ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Lovely steaks in a cosy atmosphere in Bath at the top of Walcot Street where us meets the London Road (A4). ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Circo Bar Occupy's a stylish designed four-storey Georgian townhouse in the heart of Bath. Circo has one of the most extensive back bars in Bath. A lively cocktail bar, with a stunning array of cocktails on offer and a designated rum bar with over 60 rums as well as a comprehensive champagne wine and spirits lists all served by attentive and knowledgable bar staff. An inviting coffee lounge complete with modern sofa's. Fresh food is also served if you want to grab a bite. Its the perfect venue for the after work mid-week drink, if your travelling to bath and want to dine, or drink and just want to enjoy a typical quintessential Bath Georgian townhouse. or maybe you want to shake a leg to the in-house DJ playing a mix of funk and soul through to disco, house electro beats. This bar is licensed to 3:00 am at the weekends. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Chic bar and British restaurant with a modern vintage vibe in 4 airy rooms with a fantastic roof terrace and great views.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Literally right opposite the flat. A gorgeous setting, with wonderful food, good service and delicious food. Set menus and a la carte offer a variety of prices and a vegetarian menu is also on offer. Would advise booking. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“Restaurant. The food here is second to non, if you want something special i'd definitely recommend this place, located between the Royal Crescent and The Circus you must book and its that popular you will normally be asked for a deposit up front, check out its reviews ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“Great simple food, just a stone's throw from Bath's iconic architecture, the Royal Crescent and The Circus.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Pub
“Really nice little bar and great food. Perfect for a cosy meal for two. Sit in the front bar for the best atmosphere if you can. ”
  • 38 locals recommend

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