Top 10 reasons to visit Bath

By Rebecca Burns

There are many reasons to visit Bath, but here are the top 10.

Spa treats

Bath’s long history as a spa centre, which began as a result of the amazing, natural hot springs here, is as important today as it ever was. Spa packages, therapies and day trips continue to attract tourists looking for relaxation.

Bath Thermae Spa

Bath Thermae Spa


The World Heritage city of Bath is blessed with an abundance of beautiful Georgian architecture where every street is lined with amazing Bath Stone buildings.

Arts scene

The city has an amazing collection of galleries, the largest being the Victoria Art Gallery. So whether you are a serious collector or just an enthusiastic amateur, Bath has something for everyone.

Gardens and open spaces

Bath is blessed with some wonderful parks and green spaces including the Royal Victoria Park, Prior Park Gardens and Sydney Gardens – Bath’s oldest park.

Royal Victoria Park

Royal Victoria Park


Bath has some of the finest restaurants in England. The diversity of the cuisine is outstanding with some of the top chefs in the country at your service.


When it comes to classical music, Bath is the place to come. Enjoy a recital or chamber music or attend one of the annual classical music festivals.


Small enough to wander around by foot, Bath is also an ideal base for exploring the beautiful rolling hills of the Mendips and the Cotswolds.

Events and festivals

Bath plays host to a number of great festivals throughout the year from music to art, literature, fashion and food.

Theatre Royal Bath

The Theatre Royal


For such a small city Bath has a huge number of theatres, including The Theatre Royal, one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Britain. It’s also home to comedy great John Cleese and actor Anthony Head, star of BBC series Merlin.


Bath is a shopper’s paradise with everything from big-named stores and one-off independent boutiques, to malls and picturesque passageways. Great for vintage shopping, too.

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