Attractions

  • The Roman Baths

    Address:
    Stall St, Bath BA1 1LZ, UK .

    The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. At the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.

    The Roman Baths attracts over one million visitors a year – making it one of the most visited heritage attractions in the United Kingdom.

    OPENING TIMES

    09.00 - 17.00, exit 18.00
     

    ADMISSION FEES

    Adult    £15.50         

    Student (Full-time with valid I.D) £13.75

    Senior(65+) £13.75

    Child (Age 6-16) £9.80

    Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £46.00

     

    Save 10% on admission with your Bath Reward Card, which you get free when you book direct cranleighbath.com

     

  • No. 1 Royal Crescent

    Address:
    1 Royal Cres, Bath BA1 2LR, UK .

    No. 1 Royal Crescent first opened as a museum in 1970 thanks to Bernard Cayzer who bought the house and gave it to Bath Preservation Trust.  The original servants’ quarters were later purchased by Andrew Brownsword’s Charitable Foundation and re-connected, doubling the size of the museum. It has been decorated and furnished as it might have been during the period 1776-1796. The rooms feature historic furniture, pictures and objects that form the museum collection of No. 1 Royal Crescent. We are also very fortunate to have a number of objects on loan from private lenders

    The museum is open from Saturday 4 February 2017 until Sunday 17 December 2017.

    Mondays 12noon until 5.30pm

    Tuesday-Sunday 10.30am to 5.30pm

    Last entry is 4.30pm

    Save 10% on admission with your Bath Reward Card, which you get free when you book direct cranleighbath.com

  • The Holburne Museum

    Address:
    Great Pulteney St, Bath BA2 4DB, UK .

    From 1830, Sir William lived at 10 Cavendish Crescent in Bath with his three unmarried sisters. We don’t know much detail of the circumstances and pattern of Sir William’s collecting, but to some inherited family treasures (Chinese armorial porcelain, silver and portraits) he added seventeenth- and eighteenth-century silver and porcelain, Italian maiolica and bronzes, old master paintings, portrait miniatures, books and furniture and a variety of other smaller items including Roman glass, coins, enamels, seals, gems and snuff boxes. All of these give the Collection its unique character.

    n 1882 this collection of over 4,000 objects, pictures and books was bequeathed to the people of Bath by Holburne’s sister, Mary Anne Barbara Holburne (1802-1882). From the start, it was intended to form “the nucleus of a Museum of Art for the city of Bath”. Since the Museum opened to the public in 1893, a further 2,500 objects have been acquired. Some of the growth has consisted in filling gaps in the collection: the furniture, for instance, is almost entirely a post-Holburne addition.

    Opening Hours

    We are open daily 10am to 5pm (Sunday and Bank Holiday 11am to 5pm). Closed 24 to 26 December and 1 January.

    Price

    There is no charge for this Museum however some of the events do have a admission fee. Please check the website for details  www.holburne.org 

     

  • Royal Victoria Park

    Address:
    Marlborough Lane Bath, Bath BA1 2NQ, UK .

    Royal Victoria Park, just a short stroll from the city centre, is a beautiful expanse of green parkland. Originally an arboretum, Victoria Park spans 57 acres with plenty to keep you occupied, regardless of age. The park dates back to 1829 and is named after Queen Victoria, who officially opened it in 1830 at the age of 11. 

    The picturesque Royal Victoria Park is also home to a wide range of attractions. Gather your friends for a fun game of tennis or master the 18 hole mini golf course, which is trickier than it looks! For something a little more relaxing, don’t miss the botanical gardens located at the North end of Victoria Park. Wander the tranquil and sweet-smelling grounds as you while away a peaceful afternoon. 

    In the summer months, Victoria Park is the perfect place for picnics. Choose to sit in front of the curving Royal Crescent or wander further into the park for a more secluded setting. In the warm mornings and balmy evenings, watch the hot air balloons set up before taking to the skies and floating over the city.

    Royal Victoria Park was opened in 1830 by Queen Victoria herself, when she was aged 11. 

    Just a short walk from the city centre, this beautiful 23 hectare/ 57 acre site is a favourite for locals and visitors alike.

    It boasts the iconic Royal Crescent as its backdrop, and has plenty of attractions to keep you coming back for more.

     

    Attractions

    • Bandstand

    • BBQ Picnic Table Areas

    Botanical Gardens

    • Bowling Greens

    • Children’s Play Area & on-site Cafe

    • Crazy Golf

    • Duck Ponds

    • Flower Gardens (nr Brock Street)

    Great Dell Aerial Walkway

    • Obelisk dedicated to Queen Victoria

    • Pavillion Cafe (open throughout the year 8am - 5pm)

    • Public Toilets (20p entry) in the Play Area and at Charlotte St Car Park

    • Skateboard Park (redesigned 2015)

    • Tennis

    • War Memorial

  • Fashion Museum

    Address:
    Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH, UK .

     

    The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress and is housed in the magnificent Assembly Rooms.

    Explore the Fashion Museum walkthrough to see the key experiences of your visit, and learn about the history of the Assembly Rooms.

    The Fashion Museum is open every day except 25th and 26th December

    Opening hours

    We recommend you allow 1½ - 2 hours for your visit.

    January - February 10.30 - 16.00
    March - October 10.30 - 17.00
    November - December 10.30 - 16.00

    Exit 1 hour after these times

    Assembly Rooms

    The Assembly Rooms are free to view when not in use for booked functions. Hours as for Fashion Museum. Call 01225 477173 or email fashion_bookings@bathnes.gov.uk(link sends e-mail) to check availability nearer the time of your visit.​

    Save 10% on admission with your Bath Reward Card. Get the Bath Reward Card free when you book at cranleighbath.com. 

    Ticket type

                         Day Ticket       Saver ticket    Season ticket

    Adult               £9.00               £21.50            £30.00

    Student           £8.00              £18.50             £25.00

    Senior (65+)   £8.00              £18.50             £25.00

    Child (6-16)    £7.00              £11.75             £14.00

    Family            £29.00            £55.00             £65.00

    (2 adults and up to 4 children)

  • Herschel Museum of Astronomy

    Address:
    19 New King St, Bath BA1 2BL, UK .

    THE HERSCHEL MUSEUM OF ASTRONOMY

    Where William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.

    On 13th March 1781 William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus while observing from the garden on 19 New King Street. 

    The Herschel Museum of Astronomy at 19 New King Street, Bath, is a museum that was inaugurated in 1981. It is located in a preserved town house that was formerly the home of William Herschel and Caroline Herschel 

    OPENING TIMES

    Opening times are:

    Weekdays
    1pm – 5pm (last entry 4.15 pm)

    Weekends and Bank Holidays
    11am – 5pm (last entry 4.15 pm)

    Open from 16th January 2017 11 December 2017

    2 for 1 admission with your Bath Reward Card. Get the Bath Reward Card free when you book at cranleighbath.com. 

    ADMISSION PRICES

    Adults – £6.50
    Students (with student card) and pupils over 16 in full time education (with ID) – £3.50
    Concessions – £5.50
    Children – £3
    Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) – £15.50
    Groups (minimum of 10) – £5.50 per person.
    Registered disabled visitors – £3.00 plus free audio guide.

    What is Gift Aid?

    Gift Aid allows a registered charity to reclaim tax (25p for every £1) from the government on your donations. If you are a UK taxpayer opting to Gift Aid, each £1 you spend can do £1.25 of good for the charity at no extra cost to you. 

    Free Entry with Gift Aid!

    If you have included Gift Aid with your ticket purchase, you are entitled to free unlimited entry within a year.  When you wish to visit again in the year, you must present your ticket receipt as proof of purchase 

    SPECIAL CONCESSIONS

    2-for-1 Offers 
    B&NES Discovery Card holders
    First Great Western customers with valid ticket
    Bath Big Ben scheme for Hotels and Guesthouses

    Free entry
    Bath Preservation Trust members
    Royal Astronomical Society members
    William Herschel Society members
    Mayor’s Guides
    Museums’ Association members
    Repeat visitors showing our valid ‘Gift Aid’ card
    Registered tour group leaders (with proof of identity)

  • American Museum

    Address:
    Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath BA2 7BD, UK .

    The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

    For opening times and admission visit: https://americanmuseum.org/

  • The Museum Of East Asian Art

    Address:
    12 Bennett's Rd, Bath BA1 2QJ, UK .

    The only UK museum solely dedicated to the arts and cultures of East and South East Asia, with collections representing more than 7,000 years of artistry and craftsmanship.

    Just minutes from Bath’s Royal Crescent and The Circus, in a restored Georgian townhouse.

    Since opening in April 1993, MEAA’s unique tranquil space and rare collection has drawn a mix of tourists, scholars and students.

    MEAA’s collection consists of nearly 2,000 sets of objects from East and South East Asia. The collection of Chinese art is particularly comprehensive, spanning in date from 5,000 BC to the present and covering ceramics, jades, bronzes and much more.  Some of the Chinese bamboo and wood carvings are among the finest found in European collections.

    Frequent special exhibitions and a rich events programme help deliver the museum’s aim of encouraging greater understanding of East and Southeast Asian arts and cultures.

    Opening times

    Tuesday – Saturday - 10:00 – 17:00

    Sunday - 12:00 – 17:00

    Last admission at 16:30
    Closed Monday, Bank Holidays and Christmas to New Year.

    Admission charges

    Adult - £5.00

    Senior - £4.00

    Children under 16 - Free

    Student with valid ID - Free 

     

  • Museum of Bath at Work

    Address:
    Julian Rd, Bath BA1 2RH, UK .

     

    The Museum of Bath at Work is the city’s local history museum telling the tale of 2000 years of the city’s development. It features displays on Bath Stone, Bath Chairs and Bath Buns, trains, trams and tourism and all other ways in which Bathonians have earned a living since Roman times.

    Exhibitions include a complete reconstruction of a Victorian engineering and soft drinks making factory, an Edwardian ironmongers, a cabinet maker’s workshop, a Bath Stone mine and the famous Horstmann car of 1914. A lively programme of temporary exhibitions, events and activities for runs throughout the year!

    Opening times: April 1 to October 31: 10.30am to 5.00pm, every day

    Admission Charges

    Adults: £6.00

    Concessions: £5.00
    (child, older person, disabled, student, unemployed)

    Family: £14.00

     

  • Beckford's Tower and Museum

    Address:
    Lansdown Rd, Bath BA1 9BH, UK .

    The Tower is an extraordinary building that stands today as the only surviving example of William Beckford’s great architectural achievements. 

    Open at weekend and bank holidays only. 

    For opening times, admission and further information visit: http://beckfordstower.org.uk/

  • Jane Austen Centre

    Address:
    40 Gay St, Bath BA1 2NT .

    Jane Austen Centre

    You’ve arrived at one of the best places to find out more about Jane Austen, our favourite author. Jane paid two long visits to Bath towards the end of the eighteenth century, and from 1801 to 1806 Bath was her home. It also provides the backdrop to two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and features in her other novels and in the collection of letters to her sister, Cassandra.

    The Jane Austen Centre, located at 40 Gay Street in Bath, is a permanent exhibition. Situated in an original Georgian townhouse, it tells the story of Jane’s time in Bath, including the effect that living here had on her and her writing.

    Opening Times

    Winter (November – March) 

    Sunday – Friday 10am 4pm

    Saturday 9.45am - 5.30pm

    Summer (3rd April 2017 – 29th October 2017)

    Every Day 9.45am - 5.30pm

    Peak Summer Months (July – August)

    Every Day 9:30am - 6pm

    Admission Fee

    Adults - £11

    Seniors - £9.50

    Students - £8.50

    Children - £5.50

    Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) - £26

    Save £1 on admission, 10% off in the gift shop and receive a free souvenir guidebook with your Bath Reward Card, which you get free when you book direct cranleighbath.com

     

     

  • Sally Lunns

    Address:
    4 North Parade Passage, Bath, BA1 2NT .

    Sally Lunn’s is much more than a world famous tea and eating house in the centre of the wonderful city of Bath England. Our historic building is one of the oldest houses in Bath. Our kitchen museum shows the actual kitchen used by the legendary young Huguenot baker Sally Lunn in Georgian Bath to create the first Bath bun – an authentic regional speciality now known the world over.

    Sally Lunn’s is open for morning coffeelunchafternoon teapre-theatre dinner and dinner. Menus offer historic refreshment based on the original Sally Lunn bun – still baked to a secret recipe – and rich in local cuisine and authentic historic dishes. We are a truly authentic English eating house serving regional English food – including our trencher dinner.

    Kitchen Museum Opening Times

    Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm.

    Sundays 10am – 6pm

    Admission just 30p for adults

    FREE admission for children and OAPs or all guests who take refreshment.

    Free admission to Museum with your Bath Reward Card, which you get free when you book direct cranleighbath.com

     

  • Free Walking Tour of Bath

    Address:
    Abbey Square Bath BA1 1LT .

    Bath Walking Tour-

    Free walking tours of Bath which include the main points of historical and architectural interest.

    The walks start outside the Pump Room in Abbey Church Yard at the sign board

    'Free Walking Tours Here'

    The guides are proud of the service they offer. It is free and no guide accepts a tip. The reward is the satisfaction of helping visitors understand some of the history of the city and guides do have dinner with the Mayor and Charter Trustees once a year. At this dinner newly qualified Guides are presented with their badge showing all that they are a Member of the Mayor of Bath's Corps of Honorary Guides.

    The earliest mention of the Guides is in 1934 when Alderman Sturge-Cotterell showed visitors around Bath on Boxing day and Easter morning. The service appears to have continued, even during the period of the second World War. In 1951, during the Festival of Britain, daily walks were given from June to September but only for groups that had booked in advance.

    Tours last approximately 2 hours

    This service operates from

    Sunday - Friday at 10.30am & 14.00pm

    Saturday at 10.30 only

    Children welcome if accompanied by an adult.

    No booking is necessary

    During May to September, there are additional tours on Tuesday and Thursday at 19.00

    Group walks operate Mondays to Fridays.

    Organised groups of 12 or more are welcome, but must be booked at least four weeks in advance through www.bathguides.org.uk.


     

  • Open Top Bus Tour

    Address:
    6 N Parade, Bath BA1 1LF .

    With a superb modern fleet, and a choice of a “live-guide” or multi-lingual commentary in 10 different languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese), why not hop-on and hop-off over the 38 stops on our tour bus and let us show you what this beautiful city has to offer. Tours operate all year round (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day), and tickets are valid for 24 hours (2 consecutive days) on both the City Tour and Skyline Tour.

    Purchase of a ticket also entitles you to discount for many of Bath’s popular attractions, including the Roman Baths, the Jane Austen Centre, Prior Park Landscape Gardens, No 1 the Royal Crescent, Sally Lunn’s, The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, the Fashion Museum and Museum of Bath Architecture.

    Tickets for the Bath Tour cost

    £14.50 per adult,

    £12.00 per senior/ student,

    £9.00 per child  

    £37.00 per family.

    Under 5’s free of charge

    Tickets are valid for 24 hours, or 2 consecutive days

    Hop-on and hop-off over 38 stops

    Operates all year round except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day with departures every 6/12 minutes in the summer and every 30/60 minutes throughout winter

    City Tour incorporates Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa, Jane Austen Centre, the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Bath Abbey

    Skyline Tour incorporates the Railway Station, Pulteney Bridge, Prior Park Landscape Gardens and the American Museum

    Live guides on both the City Tour and Skyline Tour

    Multi-lingual informative recorded commentary in 10 different languages – English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese- on both routes

    Discounted entry to many local attractions on production of your tour ticket

    Award winning tour operator, including 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    All vehicles in the Bath fleet are low floor with disabled access

  • Mad Max Tour

    Address:
    1 North Parade, Bath BA1 1LF .

    Small group tours to Stonehenge, Cotswolds, Glastonbury, Wells & Cheddar Gorge, Avebury Stone Circles & Cotswolds Villages 

    Max Testimonial 

    Just to put your mind at rest about the name, Mad Max Tours is a combination of my dogs name, Max and my own name Maddy. For many years Max would travel on all our tours and had a particular fondness for Avebury, which I'm sure you'll appreciate when you get the chance to visit this amazing site. He's now "retired" with many happy memories!

    We have 16 seat minicoaches and have deliberately kept our business and our buses small to give you the friendliest and best possible travelling experience. In a minicoach you have the advantage of being able see the countryside beyond the hedges and walls, which would be hidden from view in a car. However, we are still small enough to get off the beaten track and explore the more interesting back roads.

    You'll find our team of local driver guides full of knowledge and enthusiasm for this area and the history of our country. They will be more than happy to satisfy your curiosity and answer your questions.

    For details and to book your tour please see the Website at

    madmaxtours.co.uk 

     

  • Wells Cathedral

    Address:
    Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE .

    No visit to Englands smallest city of Wells is complete without a visit to the Cathedral

    Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”, is set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city and is the earliest English cathedral to be built in the Gothic style. The current building was erected between the 12th and 15th centuries and is a significant landmark in Somerset and the South West.Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”, is set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city and is the earliest English cathedral to be built in the Gothic style. The current building was erected between the 12th and 15th centuries and is a significant landmark in Somerset and the South West.

    Opening Times

    April-September7.00am-7.00pm

    October-March7.00am-6.00pm

     

    SUGGESTED DONATION

    Adults £6.00

    Concessions £5.00

    Family £15.00

  • Stonehenge

    Address:
    Amesbury .

    Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.

    The Stonehenge we see today is the end result of several episodes of construction, after an intervening 4,000 years of destruction and decay. Various stones are fallen or missing, making the original plan difficult to understand.

    OPENNING TIMES

    Sun - Mon - 9.30am - 5pm

    Last admission time is 2 hours before the advertised closing time.

    Entrance to Stonehenge is now managed through timed tickets and advance booking is the only way to guarantee entry on the day and time of your choice. By booking in advance you will also benefit from an advanced booking discount. 

    English Heritage and National Trust members must also book in advance for their FREE visit. (Free visits are applicable to English Heritage members and members of the National Trust in England or those who hold a National Trust Touring Pass only - this does not include National Trust Scotland, National Trust staff or other National Trust affiliated organisations). All members must show a valid membership card on arrival to be granted free parking and site access.

    PRICES

    Adult £17.10 

    Child (5-15)  £10.30 

    Concession  £15.40 

    Family (2 adults, up to 3 children)  £44.50

  • Bristol Zoo

    Address:
    Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA. .

     

    Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world. We opened our doors to the public on Monday 11th July 1836 and since then we have welcomed over 90 million guests to our Zoo. We have helped save over 175 species from extinction in human care and in the wild. We're currently working on conservation and research projects across the world, from the Phillipines, South Africa and back to our very own door step, the River Avon. Our award-winning education team has taught over 40 million school children the value of nature, wildlife and the impact our society has on the world.

     

    We're open every day from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

    Last entry is 4:00pm. Animal houses close half an hour before closing time.

    We are open 364 days a year, closing on Christmas Day only

    ADMISSION PRICES

    Adult Online Admission £10.00 

    Concession £9.00 

    Child (2-14) £5.00 

    Child (Under 2) Free

    Carer for Disabled Guest £0.00 
     

  • Glastonbury

    Address:
    Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street Glastonbury Somerset BA6 9EL .

    Glastonbury is a town steeped in history and mystery, legends and magic with many places of interest. It is a unique place with an abundance of shops that can not be found on any other high street.

    Many people come to the town to seek peace, out of curiosity or to purchase items that may only be found here. Glastonbury Indoor Market being one of these unique places to visit every Tuesday as well as the weekly outdoor street market.

    There are several places of interest to visit

    Glastonbury Abbey

    Glastonbury Abbey is one of the central tourist attractions in Glastonbury town centre. An idyllic spot for relaxation and contemplation.

    The Abbey is said to be one of the burial sites of King Arthur and his Queen, Guinevere.

    As well as the ruins of the Abbey, tranquil walkways can be found taking you on a lovely stroll around the grounds (dogs allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times) From the Holy Thorn, through the scattering of snowdrops and daffodils early in the year, past badger sets to bustling bird tables that can be watched whilst the resident squirrels watch you from the tree tops above. The duck pond can be found in the upper grounds of the Abbey with its shoal of fish just waiting for you to feed them from the bridge (food available at reception) or why not sit on one of the pond-side benches and just relax watching the birds and wildlife going about their daily routine.

    As you come down to the lower part of the grounds you can find another pond filled with fish and beautiful lily pads in bloom at certain times of the year. Continue on through the orchard and herb garden and then sit and relax with some refreshments by the Abbeys onsite cafe before returning to the reception via the small on site museum and gift shop.

    Glastonbury Tor

    The iconic Glastonbury Tor with St Michaels Tower atop is steeped in legends, magic and mystery and stands proudly overlooking the town of Glastonbury. It can be seen for tens of miles around like a beacon for pilgrims to make their way towards for a visit. 

    Many storiess are associated with it, from King Arthur and Gwyn ap Nudd to Christs uncle, Joseph of Arimathea having been associated with it.

    There are paved footpaths and steps to take you up to it and the view is breathtaking once you're there. It is definitely worth a visit. Please be aware that there is no parking for the Tor

     

    Wearyal Hill

    Wearyal Hill runs alongside the town of Glastonbury. A spectacular view of the tow, the Tor and the surrounding countryside which was once underwater and formed the Levels can be viewed from here.

    Legend has it that Joseph of Arimathea stood and rested on Wearyal Hill and as he did so his staff took root and the Holy Thorn rooted and blossomed. 

    "The original Glastonbury thorn itself was cut down and burned as a relic of superstition by Cromwellian troops during the English Civil War (1642–1651)"