Bath Tourist Attractions & Museums In Bath
BATH never fails to amaze, with an array of astonishing tourist attractions that will entertain adults and children of all ages around the clock. Bath has an abundance of quality award winning attractions, here we have highlighted just some of the best places to visit in Bath. All within easy walking distance of the centre of Bath. Visit our home page to find tourist information centres and discover more of our beautiful city.
THE ROMAN BATHS
Above: One of the first places tourists visit, is the famous Roman Baths. This great bath is filled with hot spa waters that were thought to be able to cure all ills. Listen to the award winning audio tours. Meet Roman characters every afternoon at the Roman Baths. Costumed interpreters are in action every day from 1.00pm - 4.00pm.
The Roman Baths. Stall Street, Bath. BA1 1LZ
Grand Georgian Architecture
The Georgian era is a period of English history, including the reigns of the kings George I, George II, George III & George IV, from 1714-1830. Also within this is the Regency Period, during the reign of The Prince Regent later king George IV.
The Jane Austen Centre
At No. 40 Gay Street you will find the Jane Austen Centre. This museum tells the story of the influence of Bath on the writing of Jane Austen, who lived here between 1801-1806. Two of Jane Austen's novels are set in Bath, 'Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion'. Her other famous novels include ' Pride and Prejudice', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Emma' and 'Mansfield Park'. Reading these books you will learn about Georgian society in Bath during this exciting period.
At The Jane Austen Museum you can relax in the period atmosphere of 'The Regency Tea Rooms'. May we suggest 'Tea with Mr. Darcy' or have a slice of Mrs. Bennet's lemon drizzle cake! Set on the second floor of this lovely Georgian townhouse you can escape the hustle and bustle of Bath's busy streets. We want you you to relax and be refreshed with real leaf tea or a hot Belgian chocolate drink.
40 Gay Street, Queen Square, Bath BA1 2NT
Bath Fashion Museum & The Assembly Rooms
For centuries Bath has been at the centre of fashion, attracting visitors to its spa and social diversions. The Assembly Rooms is one of Bath’s finest Georgian buildings and is still central to the city’s social life. Very appropriately it also houses the Fashion Museum and its internationally renowned collection of fashionable dress.
Menswear, womenswear, accessories, dresses, coats, jackets, corsets, knitwear, fashion photographs, pockets, shirts, blouses, waistcoats, fans. The collection at the Fashion Museum includes examples of all of these types of fashions and more.
Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath. BA1 2QH
Open Top Bus Tours of Bath
Two routes - One ticket! 'The Queen of English Cities': A fine Roman and Georgian City full of beautiful buildings. The City Tour takes you to the Roman Baths, the Pump Room, the Abbey where England's first King was crowned and the Assembly Rooms. We also operate a Skyline Tour that takes you from Bath Railway Station round Claverton Down past the University of Bath and Prior Park Landscape Garden. www.bathbuscompany.com
Guided Walks In Bath, Boat Trips
There are several guided bus tours in Bath. The easiest way to see bath is to sit back and take in the amazing views from the open top buses. There are commentaries provided in many languages.
Shopping In Bath
Bath Thermae Spa
At the new Thermae Bath Spa complex you can enjoy Britain's only natural hot thermal waters as the Celts & Romans did over 2000 years ago. You can bathe in the warm, natural mineral rich waters and choose from a range of treatments designed to ease the body and soothe the mind. The open air pool on the roof has great views of over the rooftops of Bath towards Bath Abbey. There are different pools, steam rooms, a cafe & restaurant, shop and visitor centre.
Thermae Bath Spa
The Theatre Royal
Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET
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Racing In Bath. Fixtures
Bath Racecourse, Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU
Building of Bath Museum
The Building of Bath Museum is a ‘must see’. If you love Bath and its architecture then this museum explains how and why this magnificent city was built, decorated and lived in. In a period of 70 years Bath developed from a small spa town to being the most fashionable place outside of London. Using models, maps, paintings and reconstructions the museum looks in detail at the various crafts and personalities that built our wonderful city. We have an unrivalled collection of authentic and specialist tools, fixtures and fittings from the Georgian period.
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The American Museum In Britain
Claverton Manor is a large 30 room, 1820's manor house and large enough to accommodate the host of artifacts in the collections. It is the only museum of Americana outside the United States.
In the main house on the ground and first floors there are a spectacular series of diverse and authentically furnished rooms, trace the American way of life from colonial times to the mid 19th Century. The Textile Room displaying American quilts and other textiles is located on the first floor. There is also a shop, cafe and beautiful gardens.
Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy
The Herschel Museum is housed at 19 New King Street, a delightful and unique example of a fully restored modest Georgian townhouse. It was home to the astronomer and musician William Herschel and his sister Caroline.
Particularly evocative features include Herschel's workshop, his music room and a charming 18th century formal garden where, with a telescope of his own construction, Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.
It's a great afternoon out for the whole family, with children's trail books available for purchase in the Museum's shop. The shop also stocks a range of pocket-money goodies, games, and books for Astronomy enthusiasts.
The Holburne Museum
The Holburne Museum was founded to display the personal collection of Sir William Holburne, a sailor who grew up in Bath and spent his long retirement here. Widely known for his silver and Old Master paintings, Sir William also collected porcelain, glass, furniture, portrait minatures and Italian bronzes such as the famous 'Kneeling Venus' once owned by Louis XIV. Since Sir William's time the collection has been greatly expanded and now includes landscapes by Guardi and Turner and outstanding portraits by Stubbs, Ramsay, Raeburn, Zoffany and Bath's own artists Thomas Gainsborough, William Hoare and the Barkers of Bath.
Great Pulteney St, Bathwick, Bath BA2 4DB
Attractions Near Bath
Here are just a few ideas for days out from Bath.
Prior Park Landscape Garden
Longleat House & Safari Park
The City of Bristol
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