Woman in the swimming pool, Thermae Bath Spa, Bath, Somerset


This UNESCO World Heritage site is famed for its splendid Roman spa and elegant Georgian architecture.
Bath is a historic city and UNESCO world heritage site. It has many famous buildings including Bath Abbey and the Georgian terraces of the early 19th century.
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Jane Austen, Roman hot springs, palatial Georgian architecture. If it’s history you’re hunting for, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath has it in spades, with more museums per square mile than any other English city. Discover life through the eyes of your favourite literary lady at the annual Jane Austen Festival in September, take a sip of the mineral-rich spa water at the world-renowned Roman Baths and Temple, or get snap happy as you discover the grand, sweeping architecture of the Royal Crescent.  Culture vulture looking for modern day delights? Head back to the present on a gastronomic tour through the city, see the sky fill with brightly coloured hot air balloons at the International Balloon Fiesta, or tune into live music, comedy and theatre as you dig deep into the city’s bustling nightlife. Whether it’s past, present or future you’re seeking, Bath’s got you covered.

Where is Bath?

Bath is located in Somerset, in the heart of south-west England, a one-and-a-half hour train ride from London and circa 19 miles from Bristol by car. The city’s nearest airport is Bristol International Airport, with operates flights to and from more than 100 global destinations.

Getting around Bath

Well connected by train, coach and bus to destinations across the UK, getting to and around Bath is easy a pie. First Bus is the largest of several bus operators connecting the city, while Great Western Railway operates regular services from London Paddington and destinations across the Bath and the south west.

  • Discover more and get help planning your journey at VisitBath
  • Flying into Bristol International Airport? Jump on the Air Decker bus, which will take you into the heart of Bath in around an hour
  • Travelling from London? Visit Great Western Railway for ticket types, dates and prices


Get orientated and see all the major sights aboard a hop on, hop off city sightseeing bus tour.


Bath Spa is the city’s major railway station, with trains departing from the city centre to destinations throughout Britain.


With 14 self-service hire stations around the city, traffic-free cycle routes and the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path, the scenic city of Bath is brilliant when explored by bike.