The best way to get to know a new destination straight away is to take a city tour. Bath has plenty to see so hop on a City Sightseeing bus, which if it’s a nice day, offers a different perspective to the city than travelling on foot.
The three must-see attractions on the tour are The Royal Crescent, Terrace Walk and Abbey Cemetery, and the freedom of the hop-on-hop-off buses means you can visit all the locations on your list whenever you feel like it.
If you’ve worked up an appetite, then pop into the world-famous tea and eating house, Sally Lunn’s, for some regional English food with somewhat legendary status. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a vast menu of tasty treats.
Be sure to try the famous Sally Lunn Bunn - the original Bath bun. It's part bun, part bread, part cake, and it's great with both sweet or savoury toppings.
Once you’ve completed the full tour of the city on the bus, choose your favourite locations and find out more about their intriguing history. Take a walk along the River Avon to soak in the scenery or hire some wheels with NextBike if you'd rather speed things up.
The whole city of Bath is considered a World Heritage Site, so there’s an incredible amount to see. Spend the afternoon soaking in the sights, such as the main monuments and museums in the city.
To do as the Romans did over 2,000 years ago, pay a visit to The Roman Baths, one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe. The site is run by the Heritage Services section of Bath & North East Somerset Council, where 1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water, reaching 46°C, still fills the bathing site every day.
Here, you can walk on the ancient pavements that were laid over 2,000 years ago and explore ancient chambers that used to be changing rooms and plunge pools. It really is quite the spectacle. You also have the option to rent an audio-guide so you know exactly what’s going on at each point.
After grabbing lunch in one of the many eateries in the city, we recommend experiencing the special, holy atmosphere and rich history of Bath Abbey.
Stop, stare and appreciate how the stunning stained-glass windows, columns of honey-gold stone and some of the finest fan vaulting in the world, create an extraordinary ambience, full of light and space.
If you've been on your feet all day, we recommend a refreshing beverage at The Canary Gin Bar on Queen Street - the creator of the famed Bath Gin. It's a one-of-a-kind tipple made with a special blend of 10 botanicals to give it a unique taste.
Our Apex City of Bath Hotel is the perfect place to relax after a long day taking in all the stunning sights Bath has to offer. Sink into our relaxing pool and make use of our spa facilities before enjoying a great night's sleep in your chic and contemporary room.