Bath is a fascinating city with plenty of sights to see and things to do. If like us you are mindful of your carbon footprint, you’ll be pleased to know that there are lots of ways to explore the beautiful city of Bath by foot, bike and public transport, surrounded by nature. Here’s some of our favourite ways to spend time in Bath.
The National Trust have been restoring and protecting many of the UK’s heritage buildings, gardens and natural landscape for over 120 years. Bath is home to one of these gardens, Prior Park Landscape Garden. Set in the valley below Georgian entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph Allen’s former home, experience incredible views of Bath and the Palladian […]
One of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world and the founding site of the city of Bath, this bathing site is still filled with steaming spring water reaching 46C every day sourced from the King’s Spring. There’s much to explore from the Great Bath and plunge pools, to the temple of Sulis Minerva and […]
Many of Bath’s museums and historic venues are looked after by our local council, BATHNES, a Beacon Council for Waste Management. These venues have taken steps to ensure they are energy efficient, including installing energy efficient light bulbs and hand dryers, taking bigger steps with recycling, and making a commitment to source local and ethical […]
Hire a bike at the bottom of Brassknocker Hill and begin your cycling adventures. Set out along the Kennet and Avon Canal, towards Bristol, Bradford on Avon or beyond! Or why not cycle through the longest cycling tunnel in Britain? Forming part of the Colliers Way Cycle Path, Combe Down Tunnel is over one mile […]
Join a free walking tour of Bath, taking in the well-known buildings of historical and architectural importance. Guided by a volunteer keen to welcome visitors to our historical city on behalf of the Mayor, the walks are approximately two miles long and last for two hours. Join a free walking tour outside the Pump Rooms […]
Take a stroll to the city edge and look down at splendorous Bath and the encompassing hills. Starting at the historial town house of famous Bathonian Ralph Allen, the walk takes you on a chronological trail of Georgian Bath, to the viewpoint and back down to the Abbey.
Take a trip down the river Avon and explore Bath at a different pace. The Avon is home to much of Bath’s wildlife, if you’re lucky, you may even spot an otter. The Boating Station offers Thames skiffs, Canadian canoes, kayaks and punts all available to hire by the hour or day. For a more […]
At the bottom of Brassknocker Hill lies Brassknocker Basin, the ideal spot to begin a day on the Kennet and Avon canal. Whether you’re an experienced skipper, or you’ve never driven a boat before, the team will show you how to steer your vessel and there really is something for everyone at Bath Narrow Boats. […]
There are many ways to see Bath, but none will take you back in time like hopping into a horse-drawn carriage and touring around the city in true regency style. Courtyard Carriages’ elegant Dutch carriage horses will lead you along the most famous streets of Bath, from Royal Victoria Park and The Circus, to Queen’s […]