Bath is steeped in fascinating history and it is all accessible within a small area. There are three iconic must-see sites that you cannot miss to find out more about what has shaped Bath into the wonderful city that it is today. The beautiful city is an ideal location for a short break and is easily accessible by rail and road from all parts of the UK. You can even arrive by air if you want to make your break away truly special.
If you stay somewhere nice in Bath you can use it as a base to explore the historic sights. You can feel part of the history when you stay in stunning four and five-star luxury self-catering properties, some of which are found in landmark historic locations such as the Royal Crescent and The Circus.
Here are the three historic sites that you must find time for in your itinerary.
Historic photo tours of Bath
You can take part in a photo tour led by a local photographer who will lead you on a walking tour that has been especially designed to help you learn about Bath’s fascinating history. You get to take some fantastic photos at the same time!
You don’t need a very expensive camera because you will be shown the best viewpoints and unique angles so you can get Instagram worthy shots on your smartphone with very little effort. You can even start your tour at your accommodation or in the City centre if you would prefer. Choose from delights such as The Crescents of Bath Tour which takes in the seven Crescents of Georgian Bath or The Jane Austen Tour which passes her lodgings and many locations featured in her novels.[media-credit name=”Photo by Michael D Beckwith on Unsplash” align=”aligncenter” width=”800″][/media-credit]
The Roman Baths
No trip to Bath is complete without a visit to the Roman Baths. Here you can choose from a range of tours and interactive experiences. They truly are one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe.
The unique thermal springs provide the endless supply of natural hot water. The brand new Above & Below Tours, will lead you through some of the tunnels under the main site and even under nearby streets. You will gain an insight into the preservation and renovation work at this important site. You even get to see an area that contains previously hidden in situ Roman remains. For a truly romantic evening, why not book a Torchlight tour where you can explore the site by flickering torches in a unique atmosphere.
Take a trip to Bath Abbey and marvel at the magnificent stained-glass windows and towering columns. Here you will find some of the finest fan vaulting in the world. This is a truly historical site and it has been a place of Christian worship for more than 1,200 years. The first thing you see is the West front, with its unique ladders of Angels. Tower Tours are available every day except Sunday and give you the chance to go behind the scenes and enjoy stunning views of the whole magnificent city.