Bath

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.

On a budget? Check out these eight free attractions
Having fun on a budget is easier than you might think. There are loads of great things to see and do when you dig below the surface, and none of it need cost you a penny. Hop on a train and visit one of these exciting destinations, and unlock the adventure that best suits your budget. more >
20th December 2018
The birth of a monster
Did you know that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was written in Bath, while the author was living in a house near the abbey? To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the spooktastic book, we explore some of the key locations that helped bring the tale to life and uncover the true story behind the work’s mysterious and scandalous author more >
12th October 2018
Take the Poldark tour of the South West and Wales
With the hit TV series returning to our screens this Sunday, we explore some of the programme’s key locations on the GWR network. more >
9th June 2018
Bristol vs Bath
We’ve put two South West heavyweights head to head for seven epic rounds to discover which one’s the champ when it comes to food, shopping, culture and more... Which one is your favourite? more >
1st December 2017
Festive pop-up cinema and gourmet dining in Bath and Marlow
Enjoy a classic Christmas flick while you tuck into top nosh at venues on the GWR network. more >
17th November 2017