Day trips to Bath have always been popular as one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the UK, with its elegant Georgian architecture, unique shops, and lots for fans of history. So if you’ve never been or are perhaps just looking for something new to discover, here are five things to do in Bath…
1. Enjoy some retail therapy
Bath is one of the most scenic cities to do a spot of shopping, set against a backdrop of Georgian buildings and offering something for every budget. The shopping area consists of some of the best independent shops outside of the capital in the Artisan Quarter and Upper Town, high street names in the Central Area, and top fashion brands in the Milsom Area.
2. Visit some of its impressive architectural gems
Visitors have been exploring the ancient city of Bath since the Roman times, so delve into the Roman, Regency, and Georgian heritage. Bath Abbey is a beautiful work of craftsmanship with stained glass windows and honey-gold stone which graces over the city. Dating from 1499 until 1616, it is the last medieval church to be built in England.
3. Experience must-see attractions
Right in the heart of the city are The Roman Baths, the only natural hot springs in England. Dating back to 2,000 years ago, visitors can discover the fascinating relics of one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world.
4. Discover its diverse collection of museums
Bath has a museum to suit every taste, whether it’s learning about how the city inspired the Jane Austen, or seeing fine art and paintings. Visit the Assembly Rooms, an elegant venue for entertainment in society at the time, for a snapshot of Georgian life. On the lower floor visit the Fashion Museum to see a world-class collection of clothing, from Georgian gowns to pieces from today’s leading designers. Explore the Jane Austen Centre which celebrates the author’s life, or alternatively, The Holburne Museum is grand building home to collections of fine art.
5. Explore its Georgian crescents
Royal Crescent is one of the most iconic sights in Bath and one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture. The façades of the row of 30 townhouses remain very much as they were when they were built. No. 1 Royal Crescent is now a museum, displaying how life would have been for its residents during the late 18th century.
Stewarts Tours have a day trip to Bath on Saturday 21st January 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.