Best Things to Do in Bath England
According to The Telegraph, Bath is among the top ten places to visit while in England. And, who am I to disagree. Bath has some amazing history that truly amazed us.
Take a Tour of Bath
Our top recommendation, for first time visitors to Bath? Take one of the free tours that are offered by volunteers. Don’t let “free” and “volunteer” throw you, though.
These guides are really into their subject, Bath, and know what they are talking about. Ours was about two hours long and took us all over the place.The Best Things to Do in Bath Click To Tweet
You just need to make your way to the square in front of the Roman Baths and the Abbey. The day we went there were two different ones beginning. Just pick a guide and tag along for one of the best things to do in Bath England.
Things to See in Bath
Some of the best sights to see will be included in the walking tour. But, you will also want to go back and visit on your own too.
Like most towns through out England, indeed Europe, the cathedral, or in this case, Abbey, dominates the skyline. Bath is no exception. The Bath Abbey towers above the rest of the buildings in the old town.
The Abbey towers majestically over the town. Step inside and you find the soaring vaulted ceilings and impressive and inspiring stained glass windows. You can climb the 212 steps to the top if you are of a mind.
There has been some building on this site for the last 1200 years devoted to worship of some kind.
If you are cathedraled out, then move on to other sights in the town, and save the abbey for a rainy day, like we did.
The Royal Crescent
Thirty Georgian townhouses, that are now divided up into apartments, are built in a semi-ellipse, and are really quite impressive. Number 1 is undergoing major restoration and is elaborately furnished in period style.
The Circus, built by the same father and son duo that built the Royal Crescent, is another grouping of townhouses that surround a lovely circular park filled with plane trees. The trees are not original to the park as the Georgians wanted wide open spaces where they could see and be seen. According to our guide, the buildings were are all about impressive facades. The interiors were not often as impressive.
The Roman Baths
Of all the sights to see and things to do in Bath England, this is the one that I found most moving. To step down some 18 feet from current street level, and to simultaneously step back centuries to enter this place where Romans built these fabulous baths really was one of the best experiences of our stay in Bath.
Find Jane Austen
Jo would never have forgiven me if I had failed to mention visiting Jane Austen House as one of the best things to do in Bath England. For fans of this writer, this is a site of pilgrimage that cannot be missed. We had to pay homage while here, as do many others.
Other Things to Do in Bath England (Actually, around Bath!)
One of our favorite add-ons is often a small group tour. We usually just do our own thing, but sometimes paying for transportation and someone who knows what they are talking about is well worth the additional cost.
Mad Max Tours was just one of those times when we were so glad we did. We took the small group tour, about 12 people, that visited four sites surrounding Bath. It was an interesting all day outing.
The day began early at Stonehenge, then went on to Avebury, and then two small villages, Castle Combe, and Lacock.
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