The Roman Baths

Immerse yourself in history and see how Bath’s former residents relaxed all those centuries ago. Interactive exhibits and CGI reconstructions bring this unique ancient site back to life, showing how important the baths were to our Roman ancestors. Make sure you stop into the World Heritage Centre to learn more about Bath as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover what makes the city so special.

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And relax

You can’t take a dip at the Roman Baths these days, but you can still enjoy the same natural hot spring water at Thermae Bath Spa. This one-of-a-kind complex brings the spa into the twenty-first century, with lovely treatments, relaxation spaces and a spectacular rooftop pool offering 360-degree views of the city.


Bath is a deep treasure chest of museums and galleries (far too many to list here). Dive in to Bath's culture at The Holburne Museum, or relive the Georgian era at No.1 Royal Crescent. Immerse yourself in the dark world of Mary Shelley and her famous gothic creation at House of Frankenstein. Visit Victoria Art Gallery for classic and contemporary art in a splendid Victorian setting, or learn about the life of Bath-based astronomer and musician William Herschel at the Herschel Museum, which also hosts regular astronomy sessions.

Festival fever

Bath serves as a stage for a packed calendar of events. From comedy and carnival to food and drink, music and literature, there are lots of exciting events and festivals taking place throughout the city. The Bath Festival is the city's flagship festival, a multi-arts celebration of all things music and literature. With more than 120 events spread out over ten days, the line-up features rock, classical and world music, with the fantastic Finale Weekend topping off a festival to remember.

Climb Bath Abbey’s Tower

Take the Bath Abbey Tower Tour to see the different, working side of this iconic landmark. Ascend 212 steps to the top, and you will climb past the ringing chamber to the bell chamber, to have the chance to stand above Bath Abbey’s vaulted ceiling and sit behind the clock face. Once you reach the roof, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views over the city and surrounding countryside.