The 19th-century novelist William Thackeray once wrote: ‘As for Bath, all history went and bathed and drank the waters there.’ And lucky for us, much of history left its mark before it moved on.

Bath is home to the remarkable Roman Baths, with its preserved remains of one of the finest spas of the ancient world. This, together with the city’s fabulous Georgian architecture, helps make Bath an UNESCO World Heritage site – and well worth a visit.

Five secret spas in the South West
Dip your toe into some of the best places for pampering body and soul in Bath, Bristol, Devon and the south west. more >
13th June 2017
Top five curry houses
We’ve searched the GWR network for the finest spice emporiums – well worth a journey to sample these south-Asian delights. more >
8th June 2017
The best comedy clubs on the GWR network
Laughs galore with our guide to the top venues for catching live stand-up. more >
8th June 2017
Five fun days out with the kids
Great ideas for picturesque places to visit with the family, perfect for those looking to entertain the young ones while secretly indulging a love of ice cream or the occasional glass of beer. more >
7th June 2017
Fun things to do in Bath
What to see, what to do and where to kip on a visit to one of the South West's most happening cities, which was once an outpost of the Roman Empire and home to perhaps England's greatest novelist, Jane Austen. more >
7th June 2017