Skip to content

Guidebook for Bath and North East Somerset

David

Guidebook for Bath and North East Somerset

Sightseeing
A 10 minute walk from here, visit the iconic Royal Crescent, designed by John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1775. A sweeping crescent of 30 Grade I Listed terrace houses is one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK. The museum at Number 1 provides a great insight on how the Georgians lived 250 years ago.
48
locals recommend
Royal Crescent
48
locals recommend
A 10 minute walk from here, visit the iconic Royal Crescent, designed by John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1775. A sweeping crescent of 30 Grade I Listed terrace houses is one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK. The museum at Number 1 provides a great insight on how the Georgians lived 250 years ago.
Pulteney Bridge is one of the UK's most beautiful bridges and it is one of a handful of historic bridges in the world with shops built into it. Viewed at night, when floodlit, it is surely a truly romantic bridge further enhanced by the crescent weir just below.
27
locals recommend
Pulteney Bridge
27
locals recommend
Pulteney Bridge is one of the UK's most beautiful bridges and it is one of a handful of historic bridges in the world with shops built into it. Viewed at night, when floodlit, it is surely a truly romantic bridge further enhanced by the crescent weir just below.
Whenever you decide to visit Bath, make sure you stand in the middle of The Circus and marvel at this inspiring and beautiful piece of architecture; you simply won’t find anything else like it. Construction of The Circus, Comprising three curved segments of Grade I listed townhouses arranged in a circular shape began in 1754 and was completed in 1768.
28
locals recommend
The Circus
28
locals recommend
Whenever you decide to visit Bath, make sure you stand in the middle of The Circus and marvel at this inspiring and beautiful piece of architecture; you simply won’t find anything else like it. Construction of The Circus, Comprising three curved segments of Grade I listed townhouses arranged in a circular shape began in 1754 and was completed in 1768.
One of widest streets in Europe, with Pulteney Bridge at one end and the Holburne museum at the other, this beautiful grand boulevard should not be missed.
9
locals recommend
Great Pulteney Street
9
locals recommend
One of widest streets in Europe, with Pulteney Bridge at one end and the Holburne museum at the other, this beautiful grand boulevard should not be missed.
Arts & Culture
The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.
177
locals recommend
The Roman Baths
177
locals recommend
The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels, who were distinguished astronomers as well as talented musicians. It was from this house, in New King Street, using a telescope of his own design that William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.
8
locals recommend
Herschel Museum of Astronomy
19 New King St
8
locals recommend
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels, who were distinguished astronomers as well as talented musicians. It was from this house, in New King Street, using a telescope of his own design that William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.
The Holburne Museum is Bath’s oldest art museum founded in the late 19th century the Museum has now resides in a magnificent Grade I Georgian building in Sydney Gardens and positioned at the top of Great Pulteney Street. In 2011 it re-opened following a period of refurbishment with a new extension designed by the architect Eric Parry. The Museum is centred around Sir William Holburne’s collection of Italian and Dutch paintings, world-class collections of silver and Maiolica along with other ceramics. It houses an important collection of 18th and 19th century British paintings, with a particular emphasis on the art of Georgian Bath, by such artists as Thomas Gainsborough and Johan Zoffany.
81
locals recommend
The Holburne Museum
81
locals recommend
The Holburne Museum is Bath’s oldest art museum founded in the late 19th century the Museum has now resides in a magnificent Grade I Georgian building in Sydney Gardens and positioned at the top of Great Pulteney Street. In 2011 it re-opened following a period of refurbishment with a new extension designed by the architect Eric Parry. The Museum is centred around Sir William Holburne’s collection of Italian and Dutch paintings, world-class collections of silver and Maiolica along with other ceramics. It houses an important collection of 18th and 19th century British paintings, with a particular emphasis on the art of Georgian Bath, by such artists as Thomas Gainsborough and Johan Zoffany.
No. 1 Royal Crescent is a museum which has been decorated and furnished just as it might have been during the period 1776-1796. The rooms feature historic furniture, pictures and objects that reveal what life was like for Bath’s fashionable residents – both upstairs and downstairs.
49
locals recommend
The Royal Cresent
49
locals recommend
No. 1 Royal Crescent is a museum which has been decorated and furnished just as it might have been during the period 1776-1796. The rooms feature historic furniture, pictures and objects that reveal what life was like for Bath’s fashionable residents – both upstairs and downstairs.
The Assembly Rooms were at the heart of fashionable Georgian society, the perfect venue for entertainment. When completed in 1771, they were described as 'the most noble and elegant of any in the kingdom'. The Fashion Museum (Bath & North East Somerset Council) is on lower ground floor.
22
locals recommend
Bath Assembly Rooms
22
locals recommend
The Assembly Rooms were at the heart of fashionable Georgian society, the perfect venue for entertainment. When completed in 1771, they were described as 'the most noble and elegant of any in the kingdom'. The Fashion Museum (Bath & North East Somerset Council) is on lower ground floor.
The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress. One really fun feature of the collection is the dressing up area, with a range of dresses and hats from child to adult sizes for visitors to try on.
32
locals recommend
Fashion Museum Bath
32
locals recommend
The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress. One really fun feature of the collection is the dressing up area, with a range of dresses and hats from child to adult sizes for visitors to try on.
The Jane Austen Centre, a permanent exhibition that explores Jane’s time in Bath and the influence that this beautiful city had on her books, characters and personal life.
36
locals recommend
The Jane Austen Centre
40 Gay Street
36
locals recommend
The Jane Austen Centre, a permanent exhibition that explores Jane’s time in Bath and the influence that this beautiful city had on her books, characters and personal life.
50
locals recommend
Theatre Royal
50
locals recommend
Museum of Bath at Work
The Building Of Bath Collection
The Mission Theatre
32 Corn St
Food Scene
Excellent exclusively vegetarian restaurant.
21
locals recommend
Acorn Restaurant
21
locals recommend
Excellent exclusively vegetarian restaurant.
Vegetarian and vegan cafe with adventurous juice bar right on our doorstep.
6
locals recommend
Beyond The Kale
6
locals recommend
Vegetarian and vegan cafe with adventurous juice bar right on our doorstep.
16
locals recommend
Cafe Lucca
16
locals recommend
7
locals recommend
Green Park Brasserie
7
locals recommend
7
locals recommend
Boston Tea Party
7
locals recommend
19
locals recommend
Society Café
19
locals recommend
Swoon Gelato
15 Kingsmead Square
25
locals recommend
The Scallop Shell
20 Monmouth St
25
locals recommend
10
locals recommend
Corkage Chapel Row
5 Chapel Row
10
locals recommend
28
locals recommend
The Pump Room Restaurant
28
locals recommend
6
locals recommend
Picnic Coffee
9 Saracen Street
6
locals recommend
32
locals recommend
The Marlborough Tavern
35 Marlborough Buildings
32
locals recommend
11
locals recommend
The Hop Pole
11
locals recommend
Chapel Arts Cafe
12
locals recommend
The Green Rocket
1 Pierrepont Street
12
locals recommend
Henry's Restaurant Bath
4 Saville Row
Getting Around
19
locals recommend
Bath Spa Railway Station
19
locals recommend
Riverside Coach Park
7
locals recommend
Bath (Bus Station)
7
locals recommend
Bath Bus Company
6 North Way
Parks & Nature
Fantastic free play area for kids of all ages, including large purpose built skate/scooter park.
9
locals recommend
Children's Playground Victoria Park
9
locals recommend
Fantastic free play area for kids of all ages, including large purpose built skate/scooter park.
Drinks & Nightlife
The Griffin Inn
New Inn
23-24 Monmouth Pl
The Thief
1 Monmouth Pl
20
locals recommend
The Star Inn
23 Vineyards
20
locals recommend
8
locals recommend
Saint James Wine Vaults
10 St James Street
8
locals recommend
Chequers
50 Rivers St
7
locals recommend
Garricks Head
7-8 St John's Rd
7
locals recommend
30
locals recommend
Komedia Bath
22-23 Westgate Street
30
locals recommend
Chapel Arts Centre