Top 10 things to do in Bath

By Rebecca Burns

There are so many things to do in Bath, but here are the top 10. 

Roman Baths

The reason Bath exists at all is because of the Roman Baths. Take in a tour and learn all about Bath’s natural hot springs. You can even visit by torchlight for a really magical experience.

Roman baths

Visit the iconic Roman Baths

The Kennet & Avon Canal

Flowing through the heart of Bath, explore the canal towpath by foot or bike, alternatively hire a punt, skiff or canoe and have fun on the water.

Sally Lunn’s

Made popular more than 300 years ago, Sally Lunn’s world famous brioche-like teacakes are a Bath speciality. Enjoy with jam and clotted cream.

Jane Austen

Discover Bath’s most famous resident by visiting the Jane Austen Centre, take in a walking tour or attend the annual Jane Austen Festival.

Walking tour

One of the free Mayor of Bath’s Honorary Guides, which start outside the Pump Room restaurant, is a great way to see the sights. Paid-for walks include a series of Ghost Tours and the nightly Bizarre Bath comedy walk – pure magic!

The Pump Room, Bath

The Pump Room

Natural spa

Bath is the only place in Britain where you can bathe in natural thermal water. The open-air rooftop pool at The Thermae Bath Spa is not to be missed.


With a plethora of unique eateries, Bath has plenty of fine dining restaurants, cafes and the best afternoon tea. Each October, the city also explodes with unique foodie-themed events and offers during the month-long ‘Great Bath Feast’.


Time your visit with one of Bath’s many world-famous festivals such as The Bath Festival, or, discover big events such as the Royal Bath & West Show or the ever-popular annual Christmas markets.

Bath Festival

Attend the Bath Festival, a celebration of music and literature

Bath Skyline

Walk This six-mile circular walk is a great way to see Bath and begins just a short distance from the city centre. The walk takes in spectacular views, woodlands and meadows, and amazing architecture.


Bath’s art and culture scene with its many galleries, museums, theatres and festivals is difficult to overlook and has something for everyone.

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