5 things to do in the City of Bath

There are many more things than five to do in Bath however this is what we did.


Visit the Jane Austen Centre. ane paid two long visits to Bath towards the end of the eighteenth century, and from 1801 to 1806 Bath was her home. It also provides the backdrop to two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and features in her other novels and in the collection of letters to her sister, Cassandra. Staff here are incredibly knowledgeable about Jane and are proud of their centre. There is a video to watch, a short talk and then a walk through a plethora of memorabilia.  



Take a trip down the River Avon. We chose Pulteney Cruisers – there are others. They leave hourly from Pulteney Bridge and take you to see the the old toll bridge with Bathampton weir.





Visit the Roman Baths. This historic walk through tells the story of how Bath gets its hot water. Afternoon tea and lunches are available in the impressive pump room. Actors are dotted around the exhibition to bring the experience to life.






No trip to Bath would be complete without a walk into Bath Abbey. Suggested donations only for this fascinating Anglican Parish Church.  Pictures are allowed.



Visit the Thermae Spa. The rooftop pool looks over the skyline of Bath and is spectacular in the evening. Treatments, steam rooms and pools all heated naturally are all available. The cafe is also superb serving healthy meals – wine is available. We have visited Thermae Spa several times and continue to be impressed. 

A view of Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa, image (C) copyright by Robert Slade 07890 564889

Our trip was courtesy of Visit Bath.

We also visited Sally Lunn’s House – one of Bath’s Smallest Houses. They also do an impressive selection of food in their restaurant.