Roman Bath Travel – Pictures, Itineraries, Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, Pump Room
Bath is one of England’s most popular cities. You can see great architecture streets. Foundations of the Roman Baths were rediscovered in 1755.
Roman Bath in Bath England
Remains of a stunning bath and temple complex are a great attraction, attracting visitors from all over the world to Bath.
The Pulteney Bridge
River in Bath Does visit the elegant Pump Room, Assembly Rooms, the Circus and Royal Crescent and the unique Pulteney Bridge. This being a Roman city, the Abbey, built in 1499, is a latecomer. England’s first King was crowned here.
There has been a church on this site for a thousand years. The carvings on the front of the Abbey show the dream of Bishop Oliver King who had it built.
Roman Bath Suggested Itineraries
One of the best things about Bath is that the city’s three main attractions, the Roman Baths, the Bath Abbey, and Pulteney Bridge, are all within walking distance of each other. This means all you need to get around is a pair of shoes, though I recommend also taking a bus tour of the city so you can get a narrated history as you ride around.
There are tours guided by the “Mayor’s Honorary Guides of the City of Bath”–locals who do this for free because they love showing off their city. The tour lasts about two hours and departs from the Abbey Churchyard daily at 10.30am; M-F at 2 pm, Sat 2.30pm, and occasionally evenings during the summer.
How to get there – Bath
Trains from Paddington take 1h30min (£39.50 saver return) to reach Bath. There are also frequent connections to Bristol (20min, £4.60). Most trains require a change at Bristol though.
National Express buses connect Bath to London (3h30min, £21 economy return), Bournemouth (2h45min, £16), Oxford (2h, £14) and Manchester (6h15min, £31).
There are short-distance buses to Bristol (No X39, 332 and 339, 50min), Bradford-on-Avon (No X5 and X6, 30min) and Wells (No 173/773, 1h15min) among others.
Bristol can also be reached from Bath by bicycle following a cycle-path of a disused railway along the Avon River.
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