Things to do in Bath, Somerset
Rich in history and heritage, Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset, England. It is in the valley of the River Avon, west of London and southeast of Bristol.
The city is charming and historic, it is famous for its Georgian terraces, regency architecture, seven hills and thermal bath. Bath has one of the world's best-preserved Roman spas and this is the reason the city was at the centre of fashionable society during the eighteenth century.
Today Bath is a wonderful place to visit and has plenty of attractions and activities to offer. The centre of town is easy to explore by foot, here are a couple of the best things to do in Bath, England.
Roman Baths & Museum
After being closed because of Covid-19 lockdown, they are now open and welcoming locals and tourists. They've done a great job to ensure visitors are safe. Visitors have a specific time slot which is booked online as they only accept a limited number of people visiting at one time. Visit their website to learn more: https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/
The Royal Crescent
Thirty terraced houses are laid out in a sweeping crescent in the city. This impressive landmark is arranged around a perfect lawn overlooking Royal Victoria Park, formed by a sweeping crescent of 30 Grade I Listed terrace houses. It is without a doubt one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK.
Originally called King's Circus, The Circus was designed by the architect John Wood. It consists of three curved segments of Grade I listed townhouses, forming a circle with three entrances.
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A circular trail that affords views of the historic city of Bath. The walk has been devised by the National Trust so takes places on waymarked, well-maintained footpaths. The walk begins on Bathwick Hill and then heads south to Widcombe passing Smallcombe Wood.
Royal Victoria Park
The park has different features at each corner, always full of people of all ages. It has a fabulous view of the Royal Crescent, beautiful flower borders and children’s playground. The garden contains one of the finest collections of plants on limestone in the West country.
Bath Boating Station
A charming Victorian Boating Station where Thames Skiffs (rowing boats), Canadian Canoes, Punts & Rowing Punts are available for hire by the hour or day which can all be used to explore the River Avon. The Boating Station offers pretty lawns where you can picnic after you have been boating. Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm every Wednesday - Sunday visit their website for pricing and booking details https://www.bathboating.co.uk/
With so many attractions in the city closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, you can still enjoy the beautiful historical city by visiting the attractions in the above list. Don’t forget to follow social distancing guidelines and practice proper hygiene for a safe and fun visit in Bath.