We asked our Welcome Ambassadors how they would spend their time in Bath if they only had 24 hours! Take a look at what they said below…
Sign up for a Walking Tour. There are several available, but the ‘Mayor’s Guides’ are free and set off twice daily from Abbey Churchyard. You will enjoy a detailed overview of our wonderful city, and receive many great ideas of places to revisit and explore in detail, if you have more time.
A walk with a view
Walk a little bit out of the city centre to where you can get a high-up view – Camden Crescent is a great location and you can see right across to Prior Park, with the city in a ‘bowl’ below you. Or climb Beechen Cliff to Alexandra Park. In the evening I’d check out a film at the independent Little Theatre Cinema and go for an Italian meal – so many places to choose from!
The Roman Baths
I’d start my day with an early visit to the Roman Baths, before the crowds, followed by a walk around the beautiful Bath Abbey. After lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants, I’d join the free Mayor’s Walking Tour (pre-booking advised) for a fascinating introduction to Bath’s history, architecture and famous residents. I’d then finish the day with a mooch around the independent shops, cocktails and dinner at my favourite restaurant.
I’d take a stroll along the Kennet and Avon Canal Park, eventually ending up in Sydney Gardens, from there I would head to the Holburne Museum to visit the exhibition or the interesting permanent collection of fine and decorative art. I love the view from their Ballroom Gallery! In the evening I would have dinner or a drink at one of the fabulous places on Pulteney Bridge and book a ticket to a live performance of comedy from either The Forum or Komedia, both venues get some brilliant acts!
The Royal Crescent
I would go to the Roman Baths for a couple of hours, such a great museum! Then I’d hop on the open top bus tours just by the Abbey and head up to see the Circus and the Royal Crescent. A great area to walk around and then its definitely time to have lunch and a coffee and there are some great little places just nearby in St Margarets Buildings. Then time to hop back on the bus and take in the views of the city. I’d jump off near Pulteney Bridge and walk up the magnificent Great Pulteney Street to Holburne Museum and see what exhibitions are on and have a well earned cup of tea in the cafe there. Time to head back to your accommodation for a wash and a brush up before heading out to eat in one of the many fantastic restaurants in Bath. Preceded by a drink in one of the great old pubs!