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Things to do in Bath

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Step back and travel through the ages to find out the origins of Roman Bath. Queues can be lengthy so we suggest buying your tickets online.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Spa
“Britain' s only natural thermal spa, located in the historic city of Bath, offering traditional and state-of-the-art spa facilities.”
  • 166 locals recommend
Art Museum
“I love this place. It has regular exhibit changes and a great cafe. Also has parking.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“It's not the cheapest but it is very close. You can buy the newspaper there and drop your dry cleaning off. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great atmosphere, really good value, large garden with heaters, seating and piped music”
  • 44 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Not to be missed as it is a jewel of Palladian architecture. Treat yourself at the Royal Crescent Hotel tea Rooms”
  • 48 locals recommend
Elementary School
“It gives a great sense of history and is a beautiful, calm and peaceful place.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Theatre
“Prestigious theatre in Bath. Often shows early runs of major shows. Very credible well reputed shows. Beautiful setting. Also the location for the annual pantomime. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“A perfect little private cinema which is a favourite amongst the locals in Bath”
  • 58 locals recommend
Park
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“Escape from the heavily-trodden tourist routes and visit the Prior Park Landscape Gardens. Walk to the back entrance of the gardens takes about 10 min, you'll thank this recommendation once you're there. Spectacular views of the valley with the city in the background. Hint: Go see the grafitti on the Palladium Bridge, at least one dating back to the 1700s. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic Italian dining in a beautiful and atmospheric setting. Bookings Essential, and be prepared to be added to a waiting list. But worth it :) ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“Great park, including a duck pond and botanical gardens. It's also were hot air balloons take off in the summer. Popular for walks and BBQ (in the permitted BBQ area) during summer.”
  • 41 locals recommend
History Museum
“Small museum chronicling the life and times of the famous writer, Jane Austen, plus Regency tearoom.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Route
“Iconic Bath stone Georgian building complex - 3 terraces of houses in a circle. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Church
“Go to the Abbey across the walkway from the Roman Baths. It is spectacular inside. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Transportation
“Stunning local town with superb shopping, museums, galleries and of course the Roman Baths!”
  • 26 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Fantastic Italian dining in a beautiful and atmospheric setting. Bookings Essential, and be prepared to be added to a waiting list. But worth it :) ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Lovely steaks in a cosy atmosphere in Bath at the top of Walcot Street where us meets the London Road (A4). ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Circo Bar Occupy's a stylish designed four-storey Georgian townhouse in the heart of Bath. Circo has one of the most extensive back bars in Bath. A lively cocktail bar, with a stunning array of cocktails on offer and a designated rum bar with over 60 rums as well as a comprehensive champagne wine and spirits lists all served by attentive and knowledgable bar staff. An inviting coffee lounge complete with modern sofa's. Fresh food is also served if you want to grab a bite. Its the perfect venue for the after work mid-week drink, if your travelling to bath and want to dine, or drink and just want to enjoy a typical quintessential Bath Georgian townhouse. or maybe you want to shake a leg to the in-house DJ playing a mix of funk and soul through to disco, house electro beats. This bar is licensed to 3:00 am at the weekends. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Chic bar and British restaurant with a modern vintage vibe in 4 airy rooms with a fantastic roof terrace and great views.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Contemporary British menus for all-day dining in a sophisticated, yet relaxed setting.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Cafe
“Restaurant. The food here is second to non, if you want something special i'd definitely recommend this place, located between the Royal Crescent and The Circus you must book and its that popular you will normally be asked for a deposit up front, check out its reviews ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“Great simple food, just a stone's throw from Bath's iconic architecture, the Royal Crescent and The Circus.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pub
“Really nice little bar and great food. Perfect for a cosy meal for two. Sit in the front bar for the best atmosphere if you can. ”
  • 38 locals recommend

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