What to see and do in Bath, England

Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset, England, known for and named after its Roman-built baths. If you are planning to visit Bath, below are a few suggestions about what to see and do in Bath.

1. Rent a house close to the city centre

My friends and I decided to spend the New Years of 2015 in this beautiful historic city. We rent a house close to the city centre, so we can be close to all the touristic attractions. One evening we collected all our smartphone into a jug, to avoid distractions and chat with each other as normal people do.

2. Visit the Roman Baths

Goes without saying that the Roman Baths should be the first place you should visit while in Bath.

3. Visit Bath Abbey

Next on my list and literally next door to the Roman Baths is the Bath Abbey. Bath Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England and former Benedictine monastery in Bath, Somerset, England. Founded in the 7th century, it was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries; major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s.

4. Walk along the River Avon and cross Pulteney Bridge.

Pulteney Bridge crosses the River Avon in Bath, England. It was completed by 1774 and connected the city with the land of the Pulteney family which they wished to develop.

5. Visit the Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent, one of Bath’s most iconic landmarks, was built between 1767 and 1775 and designed by John Wood the Younger.

6. Climb the hills around Bath

Bath has an abundance of spectacular views if you climb the hills. I personally experienced Alexandra Park and Bathwick Meadow.

7. Experience Thermae Bath Spa after sunset

Unfortunately I don’t have any picture to show you but the experience is still alive in my head.

These are my suggestions for things to see and do in Bath, England. Enjoy your time in Bath.

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