Holidays in Bath

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Bath is a Georgian and Roman spa city in the south west of England, close to Bristol. Famous for its hot springs and Roman baths, it is one of the oldest, most traditional destinations in England for visitors and holiday-makers. With old and new architecture, from Gothic to Georgian to modern, this is an interesting city straddling old and new worlds.

Bath holidays: good to know

The best time of year to experience Bath is during the summer months of June to August, when the weather is at its most pleasant and sunny, thus perfect for outdoor activites. Bristol International Airport best serves the city for those coming from European destinations. Vistors coming from further afield for their Bath holidays should travel to London's airports and travel onwards to Bath via train. For getting around the city, active types can walk or cycle, whereas more leisurely holiday-makers can opt for public buses and tourist buses. The timezone in Bath is GMT.

Things to do and see on Bath holidays

Bath's number one landmark is the Roman Baths. Dating back 2,000 years and fuelled by England's only hot springs, the baths are open for visitors to wander around. Pulteney Bridge is another must-see; it is one of four bridges in the world with full rows of shops on both sides and is a very picturesque example of 18th century architectural design. The last Gothic church in England, Bath Abbey, is an ideal place to go for a view across the city from a height; the Abbey tower offers visitors a full vista. The Royal Crescent is a collection of Georgian town houses and in front of it sits Bath's largest green space, Victoria Park. To see how these houses would have looked on the inside in the late 18th century, No. 1 Royal Crescent has been decked out in an authentic style.