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Things to do in Bath

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Activities in Bath

The top 18 attractions in Bath

Spa in Bath
Roman Baths
Considered one of the 10 best preserved Roman baths, these baths allow us to understand the good life of our Latin friends. They are in the centre of this beautiful English town, right next to the cathedral. The entrance was about 1 €, and entitles you to a complimentary audio guide (in Spanish). The audio guide is priceless, you are going to swell with laughter. It seems made for porn actors emitting little sounds. The complex consists of several pools of hot water emanating from under the baths and other ones with cold water. The central bath has hot water and is awesome. It's a visit not to be missed if you are in England.
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Abbeys in Bath
Bath Abbey
Bath Abbey is one of the most emblematic buildings in Bath due to its preservation, architectural properties (perpendicular Gothic) and its location in the city center). The real name is Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, but everyone calls it Bath Abbey. Its foundation was established in the 7th century, but was changed in centuries VII, X, XII and XVI. It used to be a Benedictine abbey and today is one of the most important Anglican dioceses in the south of England. Bath is a compendium of history. Since Roman times (with its famous spas or baths, which gave the city its name) to the elegant Victorian era and Jane Austen. This building represents a religious medieval past does nothing but thicken the historical and cultural heritage of Bath. I think it goes without saying that it is one of the most visited (deservedly) in this charming English town.
Historical Monuments in Bath
Pulteney Bridge
This is one of the most iconic bridges in England due to size and design. This makes it one of the most interesting places Bath. The bridge crosses the Avon River, and links the both sides of the city. By the end of the 17th century it was the most important spa town in the UK and possibly Europe. It was built by Frances Pulteney in 1770, who wanted to base this bridge in their Italian counterparts: Vecchio and Rialto Bridge. In my opinion, this is an architectural marvel which hasn't been properly promoted.
Rivers in Bath
River Avon
The Avon River, on its way through Bath, is where it becomes more beautiful. There it merges with the architectural elements of the city and visual phenomena that occurs when the channel is lower (still fairly large). The river's name in Welsh, which is where it comes from etymologically, means river, so it was literally a river called River before (although the whole valley shares the same name of Avon). It is especially nice in the Bath area known as "Putteney Palladian Bridge", which is probably the most iconic bridge in the city. You must see it.
Gardens in Bath
Parade Gardens
A majestic park, these beautiful gardens attract both tourists and residents. Overlooking the Avon River and beautiful views of Pulteny bridge, it´s a great place. Music concerts are held in the summer months and these gardens also provide a nice play for children to play during the summer holidays. Sun loungers are available and picnics permitted in the café with outdoor seating. It´s open from Easter to late September. Although it is a municipal park, visitors must pay to enter.
Bus Stations in Bath
Bath Bus Station
The beautiful city of Bath in Somerset was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tourists from around the world visit this city. Getting to Bath by bus is as simple as it is connected to all of England and it is also one of the cheapest ways. The Bath bus station is next to the train station and the Avon River. The new bus station is on Dorchester Street since 2009. One thing I liked less about this bus station is that you must pay for access to the toilets, which when not carrying a coin you hold and you go running for a coffee bar opposite the toilet to (you can check in one of the photos).
Train Stations in Bath
Bath Spa Train Station
The railway station in Bath, Avon is close to the river and bus station. There are regular trains between London Paddington station and Waterloo and Bath Spa Station. The average time of a trip is about 90 minutes. If you plan to take a train, I suggest you buy tickets in advance on the web: Www.Firstgreatwestern.Co.Uk, you can find good savings and if you bring the card you used to purchase on the Internet, you can use vending machines in this way you will not have to queue.
Squares in Bath
Abbey Square
This is the square of the Abbey, sticking to the hot springs in Bath. It is on "York Street". It's an interesting place to pass the time sitting on a bench, listening to the wonderful music of the great street artists and watching a number of people completely different from each other.
Gardens in Bath
Prior Park
You can find peace and quiet at Prior Park. Time stopped for a while for me to enjoy it. I was able to lay in the grass, see the reflections of the sky in the lake, which is contrasted with the romantic old bridge, to go further back its endless slope.
Churches in Bath
St.John's Church
The Victorian architecture of St John's Church forms an important part of the landscape of the city of Bath. Located in the area of town called South Parade, this Roman Catholic church was built between 1861 and 1863.
Museums in Bath
Jane Austen Centre
Although Jane Austen hated the city of Bath where she lived, today its people are proud to claim her as an important part of their cultural heritage. In the museum, period costumes and sets can be seen, as you are plunged into the atmosphere of her novels, particularly Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, both set in Bath.
Historical Monuments in Bath
The Circus
Like the neighboring Royal Crescent, The Circus is a residential area in Bath. It was designed by the architect John Wood the Elder, father of the architect of the Royal Crescent. Like his son's work, the Circus is connected to Freemasonry. There are Masonic symbols throughout the building. The architect's inspiration was the Roman Colosseum. The apartments are luxurious, and when one goes up for sale, the bidding wars are incredible!
Museums in Bath
Fashion Museum
Bath's Fashion Museum is famous throughout England. You can find costumes and couture from different eras, including costumes from the James Bond films. You can virtually "try on" vintage clothing through animated exhibits. If you go to Bath, I recommend that you pay the museum a visit!
Exhibitions in Bath
Lions of Bath 2010
This artistic endeavor was launched in the city of Bath in 2010. Various artists from all over England were given the task of decorating a model lion, according to their inspiration. A total of 100 lions were shown in the city of Bath, before being auctioned for charity.
Bars in Bath
Coeur de Lion
This pub is within walking distance of the Cathedral of Bath. It is known as the smallest pub in Bath, and indeed it is tiny! Food is only seved at lunch time, and the pub offers real ale in addition to commercial beers, including the local Abbey Brewery beers. Pints are about £ 3.30.
Bars in Bath
Sam Wellers
Here's another pub worth remembering if you visit Bath. You can have both lunch and dinner here, and the beers are very good indeed. This is another place where you can try the real ale from the nearby Abbey Brewery. An authentic place, frequented more by locals than tourists.
Universities in Bath
University of Bath
Brilliant location, surrounded by gorgeous country side as well as busy shopping centre and train station. Night life good too, just the right amount without being over the top.
Of Touristic Interest in Bath

The best things to do in Bath

Wondering what to do in Bath? This city has a strong artistic, architectural, and cultural heritage, so there are many Bath activities that you can partake in. One of the first things to do in Bath, however, should be visiting the perfectly shaped Royal Crescent, a housing complex built in the 18th century and which is one of the most outstanding works of Georgian architecture. Then it's off to the Circus roundabout or Pulteney Bridge, a beautiful bridge spanning the River Avon. It's one of the five inhabitable bridges in the world.

But there are many other places to visit in Bath -- for example, the Roman Baths and Pump Room, or Bath Abbey, where the first King of England was crowned in 973. Other highlights and things to see in Bath that explore the natural surroundings are the several public parks in the city, but certainly the most remarkable is Royal Victoria Park. Inside, there is an avenue with trees, an obelisk dedicated to Queen Victoria, a lake, a botanical garden, and an aviary. Other major parks are Alexandra Park, Parade Gardens, Sydney Gardens, Henrietta Park, Hedgemead Park, and Alice Park.

When it comes to historical attractions in Bath, you will find a large number of museums. There are the Bath Postal Museum, the Holburne Museum of Art, the Jane Austen Centre, and the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, among many others. For more stuff to do in Bath, check out the firsthand experiences shared by minube users about the many Bath attractions.