Bath is a real head-turner – just walking its World Heritage streets can lift your spirits. The photogenic Georgian architecture has a warm, sunny glow, while the sweeping crescents and terraced Circus make your head spin. Its biggest draw, the Roman Baths complex, cleverly makes the most of the city’s ancient foundations, while the words of former resident Jane Austen bring more recent history to life.
Today, Bath remains a centre for wellness, with a modern, multi-level thermal spa that taps into its underground vein of rich mineral waters. Such beautiful surroundings attract creative types and there is a wealth of independent shops, markets and eateries. The surrounding countryside bears quality produce in abundance, so Bath is brimming with semi-rural farm shops, artisanal coffee houses, vegan and vegetarian bistros, contemporary brasseries and gourmet restaurants. In fact, it is one of Britain’s leafiest cities, ringed by wooded hills and split by the River Avon and Kennet & Avon canal.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Roman Baths is the single most beautiful structure in Rome and the Close around it the most beautiful space”.Bill Bryson in ‘Notes from a Small Island’
Sightseeing Tours Departing from Bath.
Explore the rich and varied countryside surrounding Bath and discover the many World Heritage Sites and attractions outside the city centre. Small group and private guided sightseeing tours of Stonehenge and the South West of England including Avebury Stone Circle, Salisbury Cathedral, Lacock Village, Castle Combe and the scenic Cotswolds region.