Bath is home to dozens of festivals all year round, with something to suit every interest.
The worlds of music, literature, comedy, art, fashion and shopping are all represented, along with family-themed festivals which also take place all year round. Taking place both outdoors and indoors, the festivals are a popular draw for thousands of tourists each year, and don’t cost the earth…some are even free!
Looking for something a bit different? Then take a trip on the Bizarre Bath walking tour! Promising a hilarious day, this celebrated stroll lets you take an irreverent look at the city, exploring unforgettable mysteries, thrills and hysterical surprises. The walk is a brilliant way to round off your day in Bath, and is suitable for all of the family.
Complete with an interactive museum and extensive ruins, the Roman Baths are a fun day out for adults and children.
If you’re looking for a truly relaxing way to soak in Bath’s history, a visit to the Roman Baths is a must. Constructed more than 2,000 years ago, these steaming spring waters reach 46°C and were believed by conquering Romans to be the mystical work of Gods.
Dining & Shopping
Some of the finest dining experiences in the UK can be found in Bath, with a great range of venues suitable to everyone.
From restaurants to cafes, from pubs to cafes selling local specialities, there’s something to suit every budget.
Relax in the historic settings with afternoon tea at dozens of picturesque venues, or treat yourself to local delicacies, such as the Bath Bun and Bath Ales.
Bath is a shopper’s delight, with a wealth of variety on every street. From dedicated areas such as the vibrant Artisan Quarter, the Central Area and the Milsom Quarter, you’re never far from familiar favourites and hidden gems selling bargains, antiques, and everything in between!
Did you know?
Popular pub, The Saracen’s Head, is one of the oldest pubs in Bath and was visited by author Charles Dickens in 1835. He also stayed nearby – at 35 St. James’s Square.
Bath was home to author Jane Austen, who based two of her novels, ‘Northanger Abbey’ and ‘Persuasion’, in the city.
Bath has its own unofficial currency, the Bath Oliver, which is used as a coupon by locals to receive discounts at local businesses!