Located in the south west of England, the city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site attracting four million visitors annually. Hailed for its stunning Georgian architecture and Roman baths, the city boasts an array of attractions to suit all tastes and age ranges, including museums, eateries and theatres. Bath has a fascinating history and is known for being the setting of many classic novels. As is the case elsewhere in the south west of England, the weather in Bath tends to be wetter and milder than many other UK locations. To make the most of the numerous outdoor hotspots on offer in Bath, it is highly recommended that you pay a visit to the city in July or August when temperatures average an agreeable 21°C.
A small, fuel efficient vehicle will suit the needs of most in a city that is not especially geared towards cars.
Driving in Bath
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Important things to note
Bath’s one-way system is not the easiest to navigate and prevents your from driving from one side of the city to the other
The city’s high population density combined with its narrow streets make Bath a particularly congested place. You’ll often find cars queuing to enter the town, especially on Saturdays
There are a number of Park and Ride sites on the outskirts Bath which allow for easier access to the city
Highlights & Hotspots
The city’s Roman baths are arguably the most popular tourist attraction in Bath. Built over 2,000 years ago, the baths are maintained to a very high standard and are the only place in the United Kingdom where you can bathe in hot natural waters.
Bath is home to eight grand crescents of Georgian houses, the Royal Crescent being the oldest and most renowned. The houses here have been redecorated and visitors are able to go inside and experience what it might have been like to live there during the 18th century.
The Camden Crescent is widely recognised by locals as the best place to enjoy some of the most stunning views that the city has to offer, being located so close to many of Bath’s most impressive landmarks.
Green open spaces are aplenty in the city of Bath. The centrally-located Parade Gardens are the ideal place to enjoy a lazy summer’s afternoon or listen to one of the musical concerts held in the bandstand. Alternatively, go and feed the ducks at the larger Victoria Park, where entry is free.
Bristol Airport is located 20 miles southwest of Bath city centre and offers flights to various European destinations. The airport can be reached via a bus service which departs frequently throughout the day.
For those wishing to travel to the airport by car, take the A4 towards Bristol, bear left onto the A4174 and follow signs for the airport and A38 to Taunton.