Fun things to do in Bath

Bath is one of the UK’s most elegant cities, once an important spa town on the fringes of the Roman Empire and home to one of England’s finest authors, Jane Austen. A vibrant university city, Bath remains one of the South West’s most happening destinations.

Why go there?

Once home to a Roman goddess, medieval kings and Georgian high society, Bath is a historical melting pot and the only UK city to be designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Bath’s geothermal hot springs have attracted visitors for thousands of years and still prove popular with contemporary visitors looking for the perfect spa break.

Where do I start?

The heart of the city is undoubtedly the incredibly well-preserved Roman Baths, constructed around 70 AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. After taking in your spectacular surroundings you can get a real taste of Bath by downing a glass of the famous waters, containing over 42 minerals and believed to have rejuvenating powers.

Where should I kip?

Experience elegant 18th-century grandeur at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. This establishment lies in the middle of a sweeping crescent of Grade I listed Georgian houses.

What’s hip?

Check out what’s on at the Theatre Royal Bath, with its exciting programme of drama, comedy and music. Plays by their house production team generally have a cast of familiar British stars, including Felicity Kendal, Rowan Atkinson and Lenny Henry, and the children’s theatre, the Egg, offers consistently quality fare.

Roman Baths
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Theatre Royal Bath