After visiting Bath recently, I wanted to put together a handy 2 day travel itinerary for anyone considering a trip to this wonderful city. If you want to see the nitty gritty details of my recent trip, then you’ll be glad to know I’ll soon be producing a city guide for Bath too!
If you want to follow my 2 day itinerary, you can download it onto your Google Maps here. Otherwise, you can see it at the bottom of each day’s itinerary on this blog post.
I’ve started this itinerary from the Harington’s Hotel on Queen Street, just set back from the main shopping street in Bath. This boutique hotel came highly recommended to us and we couldn’t fault it from our experience. I’ll be producing a full review of this hotel very soon! If you want more information in the mean time, please visit their website.
The first thing to go and see on this walking tour is the Royal Crescent. The route I would send you on would take you up past Queen Square, and through the George Gardens onto Royal Victoria Park. From here you will see the best views of the entire Royal Crescent.
The Royal Crescent is one of Bath’s most iconic sights, built between 1767 and 1775. It is made up of 30 Georgian style townhouses, built in a semi circle overlooking the impressive greenery of Victoria Park.
A short walk from the Royal Crescent you’ll find The Circus. Another excellent display of Georgian architecture, built between 1754 and 1786.
After taking a walk from one end of the City to the other, it’s time to stop for brunch / lunch. If you arrive at Rosario’s before 1pm you can opt for the brunch menu, and if you arrive after 1pm you’ll be served the lunch menu. Either, or, both are amazing! Visit this place for authentic Italian food and great service.
The next stop on our walking tour is the Pulteney Bridge that crosses the River Avon. This bridge is unique in that it has shops lining both sides of the bridge. It was completed in 1774 and designed by Robert Adam. From here you will get some great views across the weir and the river.
After walking across the Pulteney Bridge, my walking tour takes you for a stroll down the River Avon path, and up a very steep hill to Alexandra Park! I would only advise this hike if you’re feeling up for it, as it does take a lot of effort, but the views from the top are amazing. From this hillside park you can take in the amazing views across the city.
After working up an appetite on your hike, it’s now time to visit the oldest house in Bath, and the home to the Bath Bunn. We didn’t get a chance to visit this place, so make sure you do!
On the first night of your stay in Bath, we would recommend that you visit the award winning Hudson Steakhouse. We only had two nights in Bath so it was hard for us to choose where to eat, but if we went back, this place would be top of our list! Visit their website to book your table.
Day 1 walking tour directions
To view the map and walking tour of day 1, you can use the below map by selecting the appropriate layers, but if you want to view it in Google Maps, please click here.
On day 2 we start by having breakfast / brunch at Frampton’s which is overlooks the River Avon and Pulteney Bridge. We had a Sunday roast at Frampton’s, but their brunch looks incredible. I’d recommend booking in advance as this place can get booked up quickly. It’s also a great place for happy hour and to catch sporting events on the big screen. Visit their website to view their menus and book a table.
After brunching at Frampton’s, it’s time to start a day of sightseeing in Bath! First stop is just around the corner; Bath Abbey. This place of worship was founded in the 7th century and features fantastic designs inside.
Next to the Abbey you will find the Roman Baths, a well-preserved thermae in the city of Bath. Entrance prices to the Baths and museum varies depending on when you want to visit but is around £15 per person.
You will walk through the museum first to understand the history of the Roman Baths before reaching the main bath itself. It’s a very interesting couple of hours!
To find out more about the baths and to pre-book your tickets, please visit their website.
The Pump Room
After a morning of sightseeing, indulge with the Pump Room’s signature afternoon tea. This impressive restaurant is one of Bath’s most iconic places to enjoy afternoon tea. Throughout the year the restaurant offers seasonal twists on their afternoon tea. We opted for the Traditional Afternoon Tea, priced at £27 per person. If afternoon tea isn’t your favourite choice of food, they also have a sparkling brunch and lunch menus.
As this is such an iconic place to visit for afternoon tea, I’d highly recommend booking in advance. Visit their website for more information.
Thermae Bath Spa
After visiting the ancient baths, take a short walk across the city to the Thermae Bath Spa, the modern spa! We didn’t get a chance to visit this spa, but given more time we would have probably booked in for a session in the evening to watch the sun set whilst relaxing in the rooftop pool.
Entrance to the Thermae Bath Spa depends on what you’d like out of your visit. If you want basic entry it costs £37 off peak for 2 hours in the spa. They also offer spa packages too! Visit their website for more information.
On your second, and last, night in Bath – choose to dine at Sotto Sotto. This underground authentic Italian restaurant was highly recommended to us and we were lucky to get a table last minute, so book in advance! The food, service, and atmosphere in this restaurant was perfect for a romantic evening out. Visit their website to view their menu and book your table.
The Dark Horse
After dinner, head to The Dark Horse for classic and inventive cocktails in a dimly light intimate atmosphere. I had seen this bar online but we didn’t get a chance to visit unfortunately!
The Canary Gin Bar
End your night at The Canary Gin Bar, located just opposite the Haringtons Hotel. This intimate gin bar uses the spirit to create an exquisite cocktail menu, with weekly creative specials too.
Day 2 walking tour directions
To view the map and walking tour of day 2, you can use the below map by selecting the appropriate layers, but if you want to view it in Google Maps, please click here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my suggested two day itinerary for Bath! Let me know if you use it and if you enjoyed my recommendations.