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Roman Baths

With its honey-coloured buildings and Georgian charm, it’s easy to see why Bath is a regular feature on ‘best city break’ lists.

Combine that with a world-class restaurant scene and an array of top-class accommodation, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a Weekend Escape to remember. Here are our rated recommendations to help you plan your trip.

Recommended things to do in Bath

Bath has always been an oasis of civilisation, comfort and fun – its superb Georgian street-building around its medieval Roman heart classes it as a World Heritage City. A visit to the city’s namesake is a must – built next to Britain’s only hot spring, the remains of the Roman Baths and temple give a vivid impression of life nearly 2,000 years ago. The site still flows with natural hot water; you can sample the spa water from the fountain at the Pump Room restaurant.

Step out from the Baths and turn into the Abbey Churchyard where you’ll be greeted by the stunning West Front of the city’s most famous landmark: Bath Abbey. Look closely at the stonework, which depicts a ladder of angels. Inside, admire the original fan vaulted ceiling and climb the tower for magnificent views over Bath.

If you find yourself feeling peckish, treat yourself to a Sally Lunn.­­ These brioche-like buns, invented by their namesake, have been produced from the oldest house in Bath since the 17th century. Visit the museum to see the original oven and Georgian cooking range.

Sally Lunn's

To see perhaps the finest example of Georgian architecture in the country, enjoy a wander up to the Royal Crescent. To experience authentic Regency Bath, enjoy the immersive experience to be had at No.1 Royal Crescent – a museum which has been decorated and furnished just as it might have been during the late 18th century. On your way back into the city wander along the iconic Pulteney Bridge, which was inspired by Florence’s Ponte Vecchio.

Recommended things to do in Bath

Bath Abbey

Bath’s therapeutic waters (walk)

No.1 Royal Crescent

Roman Baths

Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House & Museum

Victoria Art Gallery

The Bath Priory Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Places to stay in Bath

From top-rated hotels to stays in some of Bath’s most famous buildings, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to first-class accommodation.

Top-rated recommendations

Argyle Riverview Flat

Dorian House

King's Circus

Pulteney Mews House

The Bath Priory Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Dower House Restaurant

Where to eat in Bath

You’ll find sophisticated modern dining, avant-garde cooking and stunning historic settings amongst Bath’s award-winning restaurants.

Discover Bath’s AA-Rosette restaurants

Bailbrook House Hotel

Menu Gordon Jones

OIio

The Olive Tree at the Queensberry Hotel

The Dower House Restaurant

The Marlborough Tavern 

The Scallop Shell

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