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Bath

A gorgeous town, famous for its Roman Baths and picturesque city centre.

TravelCurious Tip

Try some local delicacies at Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House, one of the oldest houses in the city, with a museum in the original Georgian kitchen used by Sally Lunn herself - famous baker and inventor of the ‘Bath bun’.

Taking the waters

Bath is one of the most historic and charming towns in England. The town takes its name from the ancient Roman baths in its centre; they were constructed over a natural hot spring around 70 AD with huge pools, mosaicked walkways, steam rooms and changing areas for Romano-Britons to bathe and socialise. Visitors may walk through the ancient complex which still fills with hot water to this day - the baths are in fact among the best preserved Roman remains in the world.

This apparently miraculous place was also believed to have healing powers, and a temple to the Romano-Celtic goddess Sulis-Minerva was built overlooking the baths. Here visitors can see the carving of a Gorgon’s head and watch a visual recreation of what it looked like to the Romans, as well as listen to stories from costumed experts.


Tea with Mr. Darcy

Adjoining the baths is the Grand Pump Room, one of the best places to enjoy fine British dining and high tea for over two centuries. Here you can even taste the healing waters from the Roman spa beyond! The Pump Room will be familiar to fans of Jane Austen, as it features in two of her novels. Due to her strong connection to the city, there is also a Jane Austen Centre where visitors can learn about the literary icon and her time in Bath. This is just one of an impressive 17 museums in the city centre, including the Holborne Museum, the Fashion Museum, the Bath Royal Literature and Scientific Institution, the Fairfield Museum and many more.

A little outside the city visitors will find the excellent open-air wildlife habitat Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. Other great outdoor activities include visits to Dirham Park, Lacock Abbey, Bowood House and Gardens and Prior Park Landscape Garden, to name just a few of the fabulous estates nearby.

Friendly faces

The Royal Crescent is one of Bath’s most iconic landmarks. This stunning 18th century group of terraced Georgian buildings is now home to a five-star hotel, as well as a museum of Georgian life and some lavish private housing. Another unique city landmark is the Great Wall of Walcot, on Walcot Street in the Artisan corner. This is a long wall with over thirty grotesque, mythic and comic faces carved in stone. The features of several living Bath locals were added to the wall in 2013 as part of an art project. If you walk along Walcot Street you will come across many quaint and traditional local shops and traders, including cheese and wine shops, furniture and framers, art galleries, cafés and pubs - you might even recognise a face from the wall.

Nearby Attractions

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Roman Baths
Hidden beneath the city of Bath lies the stone remains of one of the finest religious spas of the ancient world. Designed for public bathing & used until the end of Roman rule in Britain in the 5th Century CE.
The Circus in Bath
Originally called the King’s Circus, and designed by English architect John Wood, is a historic ring of large townhouses in the city of Bath, forming a circle with three entrances.
Bath Assembly Rooms
Designed by John Wood in 1769 this fine set of public rooms was purpose-built for "The Assembly", a particular 18th-century form of entertainment.
Bath Abbey
Bath Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England and former Benedictine monastery.
Pulteney Bridge
Designed by Robert Adam in a Palladian style and completed by 1774, the Pulteney Bridge crosses the River Avon and connected the city with the land of the Pulteney family.
Bath Street
It was built by architect Thomas Baldwin in 1791, who also built The Cross Bath which you will find at the end of Bath Street. With its impressive colonnades and cobbled paving, Bath Street is incredibly picturesque.

Related Tours

Private Excursion to Stonehenge & Bath
Experience a truly special and comfortable excursion through the English Countryside, as you visit the World Heritage Site at Stonehenge and the beauty & charm of Bath.

  • Visit the world-famous Stonehenge, an enigmatic collection of 5000-year-old Neolithic stones.
  • Wander around the site with your expert guide and try to uncover the mystery of Stonehenge for yourself. 
  • Learn the story of the people who lived and worshipped at Stonehenge.
  • Experience the Georgian architecture of Bath, regarded by many as England’s prettiest city.
  • See Bath’s stunning sites: from Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge to the famous Roman Baths.
  • Enjoy a relaxing journey back to your hotel after a long day of sightseeing in your own private car.

Secrets of the Stones

You will be picked up from your hotel in a comfortable car and journey to the enigmatic Stonehenge - a mystical collection of 5000-year-old Neolithic stones, located on the rolling plains of Salisbury, Wiltshire. This monumental stone circle is still very much a place of strong spiritual and esoteric significance - a haunting echo from Britain's forgotten past. It is a mystery as to why the stones were placed here and what purpose they served. Why not wander around the site with your expert guide and see if you can  attempt to unlock the secrets of the stones for yourself? There is also an excellent visitors’ centre that will help to shed light onto the fascinating people that lived and worshipped at Stonehenge. 

Charm of Bath


 In the afternoon you will continue onward for a private walking tour of Bath - famous for its elegant Georgian architecture and widely considered one of England’s prettiest cities. Follow your expert guide on a picturesque tour of the city, through its beautiful Regency squares and quaint mews. You will see Bath Abbey and the stunning Pulteney Bridge, modeled after the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. You will also have the pleasure of visiting the city’s famous Roman Baths - the best preserved and most stunning Roman spa from the ancient world. You will end your comprehensive tour with a pleasant car journey back to your hotel. 
From London: Private Bridgerton Excursion to Bath and Wilton House
The Regency city of Bath has been the backdrop for many period dramas with its magnificent Royal Crescent lined with stately Georgian houses, cobbled streets and sweeping views of the surrounding Somerset countryside. Sitting in the valley of the River Avon Bath is one of the prettiest cities in the UK and the largest city in the county of Somerset. Named after the famous Roman Baths, Bath’s hot springs have been its main attraction until the arrival of Bridgerton, the latest period drama to explode onto our screens. Filmed in Bath it showcases the romance and scandal of an aristocratic family in London during the early 1800s. 

On your private Bridgerton tour of Bath from London, you will: 

  • Meet your private guide, a Bridgerton enthusiast, at the hotel ready and set off for Bath. 
  • Stop for a coffee at the quintessentially English village of Bucklebury
  • Drive through Lansdowne Fields, Bath Racecourse and Holburne Museum, the home of Lady Danbury
  • Once in Bath you'll see iconic sites including Royal Crescent past No.1 which was used for the home of the Featherington family, and visit The Assembly Rooms and their Grand Ballroom, which you'll recognise from the ball room scenes.
  • Enjoy lunch at your own pace, with 1.5 hours to explore or have lunch in one of our recommended restaurants
  • Tour other Bath highlights, including continues with Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, Abbey Street and Abbey Green, where The Abbey Deli was transformed into dressmakers 'Modiste'.
  • Transfer to Wilton House, a spectacular English Trust home where the Earl and Duchess of Pembroke still live, for a guided tour of the house and gardens used to create four different Bridgerton residences

The Quintessentially British scene is set from the moment you arrive for a coffee in the village of Bucklebury. From here you'll head to Bath and drive through Lansdowne Fields to visit Holburne Museum, home to the formidable Lady Danbury. Once you've arrived in the centre of Bath you start the walking tour and head along The Royal Crescent, passing by No.1, the Featherington's residence, before walking through The Circus and visiting The Assembly Rooms, designed by John Wood the Younger in 1769, which you'll recognise were used for some of the Bridgerton ball scenes. During lunchtime you'll have the chance to visit the Baths if this is something you have pre-booked. In the afternoon you'll continue discovering Regency landmarks including Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and Abbey Green home to the dressmakers 'Modiste'. The tour wouldn't be complete without visiting the stunning Wilton House, a highlight of the day, where no less than four Bridgerton Residences were filmed. From here your peak into the scandalous lives of the Bridgertons draws to a close and you'll head back to your London hotel.

Note: Please let us know if you would like us to book a restaurant for lunch or if you're happy with a sandwich. The optional tour of the Roman Baths with an audioguide is 1.5-2 hours so you'll need to prioritise what it is you want to visit. If you wish to visit the Roman Baths, please contact us when you book the tour so that we may in turn book your timed entrance tickets. 

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