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Visiting Bath and the Roman Baths

One of the UK’s truly beautiful cites, it’s not surprising that so many of us return to Bath time and time again. Built for the pursuit of pleasure and relaxation, Bath has been a health and wellbeing hub since Roman times, and its naturally warm waters continue to draw visitors from around the world.

If you’re planning a visit to Bath, whether you’ll be travelling with friends, family, or on business, there are several things that you should try to fit in while you’re in the city. Read on for our choice of the best things to do in bath, and tips for visiting the iconic Roman Baths.

Visiting the Roman Baths

One of the most impressive historical sites in Northern Europe, the Roman Baths are situated at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site. The remains of the baths are fantastically preserved, so visitors can explore the great ancient spa and check out the iconic thermal springs while getting a feel for how the Romans lived.
Explore the baths, walk along original Roman paving, and see the Temple of Sulis Minerva ruins. When you’re done make sure you check out the museum collection, located next to the baths, which includes unique Roman artefacts.

What else is there to do in Bath?

There’s plenty to see and od in Bath when you’ve finished exploring the warm waters. Whether you’re a keen shopper or you’re looking for a gastronomic delight, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.
If you’re interested in exploring the fascinating history of the city, or perhaps you want to check out some impressive artwork, there’s a whole host of brilliant museums and galleries in Bath. Our favourites include:
The Holburne Museum
Fashion Museum Bath
Victoria Art Gallery
American Museum & Gardens
No. 1 Royal Crescent
Museum of Bath Architecture
There are a few great shopping areas in bath, as well as a myriad of independent boutiques and craft shops around the streets of the city. If you’re looking for major high street retailers, head to SouthGate shopping centre, which is home to over 50 shops.
Milsom Place is a smart part of town with many brand-names and independent shops to explore, while the atmospheric Corridor is one of the world’s first retail arcades, and well worth a visit for shoppers and sightseers alike.
Hotels near the Roman Baths
Stay close to the action while you’re in Bath by booking your stay in one of our beautiful hotels near Roman Baths. For the ultimate luxury stay, book the Francis Hotel Bath by MGallery, which lies at the heart of the historic city within walking distance of the Roman Baths. The hotel is set inside seven of the original 18th-century townhouses on Queen Square and is the perfect choice for a memorable time in Bath.

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