Bath’s history has left tourists with some of the most amazing sites to visit and explore. There’s also an array of activities that include settings in the scenic outdoors.
Bath Abbey is without a doubt a fine example of Gothic architecture and a must see among Bath attractions. It was originally founded in the 7th century as a Benedictine Monastery. Its most current building dates back to the 16th century. Don’t miss the western entrance with the display of carved angels going up to the heavens. The interior’s collection of stained glass is simply gorgeous. The Abbey houses a Klais Organ, one of the best in the world.
Another venue worth visiting among Bath attractions are the Abbey’s Heritage Vaults. Displays relate Christian history dating to Roman times. Visitors can also see recently discovered artifacts.
And of course, the Roman baths are a must see of Bath attractions. The remains of the Roman settlements became the site of these baths. Ruins, coins and stone carvings are showcased along with the bronze head of Minerva. This goddess is said to have protected the city for over 2,000 years.
Museums and Galleries
One of the most recognized scientists and musicians is William Herschel. He lived in Bath in 1781 at which time he discovered the planet Uranus. Walk through the museum named after him and see unique telescopes and NASA photographs.
For history lovers, head over to Beckford’s Tower and Museum. This 19th century edification boasts an outstanding treasure of paintings and rare books amassed by William Beckford.
At the Bath Postal Museum, tourists can get a glimpse of how things were run in the 1800s. The reconstructed Victorian post office is not your usual historical site. It’s among the most visited of Bath attractions.
Art lovers should visit the Holburne Museum and Crafts Study Center. Paintings, silver and porcelain by leading British artists are seen throughout this beautiful 18th century building.
Bath is synonymous with great writers. Jane Austen lived in the city between 1801 and 1806. During that time she wrote her famed novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. At the museum, you can learn how Bath inspired her writings.
Parks and Gardens
The Georgian gardens have been recreated from a 1760s outline. It shows the layout of flower beds and trees. Every detail has been confirmed with recent archaeological excavations.
f you’re in Bath for the acclaimed spas, step into a world of beauty and relaxation at the Thermae Bath Spa. This Bath attraction is renowned for unique treatments.
Tip: Ask for the hot stone therapies. Afterward, enjoy a dip in the mineral-rich waters.