72-Hours to Discover Bath, UK
Bath is a world heritage spa city in the countryside of southwest England. It is best known for its natural hot springs, historical architecture, museums, fashion and Roman-era baths. You can explore the wonders of this city in just a few days and enjoy the scenery while you take in all that Bath has to offer.
Bath is a relatively small city that is best discovered by foot, so leave your car behind and start exploring! Enjoy a short walk to the city center heading to the 2,000-year-old Roman Baths – a must-see attraction. The Bath Abbey next door to the Roman Bath’s is known for its large stained-glass windows. Visit the Abbey by torchlight for a truly magical experience. Be sure to book the tour online to reserve your spot.
Head to Sally Lunns for a delicious local delicacy: a Bath Bun which is part bun, part bread, and part cake. After you’ve been suitably fed, it’s time to visit the Jane Austen Centre, to learn about arguably Bath’s most famous resident and England’s favorite author.
Wander down Walcott Street to the Hudson Bar & Grill. Voted number three in the UK Top 10 Steakhouses, they specialize in delicious dry-aged prime steak. I definitely recommend arriving before 7 pm to receive the early bird menu, and upgrade to the truffle fries – you won’t regret it!
Begin your day with a free walking tour from the Mayor of Bath Honorary Guides. Be sure to have your walking shoes ready for this fantastic tour which takes roughly two hours. Then take a stroll along No.1 Royal Crescent, home to the Royal Crescent museum that offers a snapshot of Georgian life.
Bath’s art and culture scene is home to many museums and has something for everyone. The city’s first public art gallery, the Holburne Museum, showcases fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne.
As the day draws to a close, finish off with a soak in the rooftop pool of Thermae Bath Spa. It is the only day spa in the UK where you can bathe in natural thermal water, offering spectacular views at night, that are also incredibly romantic if you’re traveling with your partner.
To make sure you haven’t missed anything, head over to the Hop on, Hop off bus stop located in front of the Abbey and do a tour around the city. There are two tours to decide from, so if you feel like you have graduated from tourist to local expert, there is also a tour that explores the surrounding areas. To finish your stay in Bath, check out the latest show at the Theatre Royal, a great way to wind down on your final evening.
Bath is the ideal city for culture, history, and shopping with many museums and boutique shops. During your visit, you can enjoy outdoor activities, delicious restaurants, and beautiful architecture. All in all, Bath is a lovely city offering an exciting getaway for everyone.