It’s easier than you think to get cheap coach tickets to Bath, and is often more affordable than the train.
This pretty Somerset city has the kind of history you can’t put a price on, but if you’re flexible on times, and take advantage of Coachcards, you can enjoy Bath with more money in your back pocket.
Above, you can check out the cheapest Bath ticket deals, or scroll down for some great travel ideas as you start planning your trip.
With its Georgian crescents, hot springs and Roman history, you don’t need to look far to find top attractions in Bath.
Check out our recommendations below and treat yourself on your next trip.
The Ram is one of the best places to eat, with traditional pub cuisine at affordable prices. A popular haunt with locals, especially before the rugby. You can expect a warm welcome and hearty food in snug surroundings. For the quintessential pub lunch, locals recommend the pie and mash or Sunday roast.
For delicious Indian street food without breaking the bank, Chai Walla hits the spot. A firm local favourite, what this place lacks in size it makes up for in tasty falafel wraps, samosas and bhajis galore. An ideal spot for a quick bite while you walk and explore.
A striking mix of the old and the new, Sotto Sotto is a stylish yet simple Italian restaurant in an unmistakeable subterranean setting. Located moments from the Roman Baths, you can expect old Italian favourites with a timeless commitment to fresh ingredients in one of Bath’s best restaurants.
Raise a glass at The Pig and Fiddle
A real local treasure, The Pig and Fiddle is one of Bath’s top pubs. Famous for its open mic nights, friendly atmosphere and quirky memorabilia, sports and music fans will find much to like. With a large beer garden and cosy fireplace, nights out in Bath aren’t complete without a quick drink at this popular local institution.
Lots of laughs at Komedia
For a memorable experience of Bath’s nightlife, head to Westgate Street and visit Komedia, an award-winning venue famed for its comedy, music and live entertainment. Here, you can catch a show from some of the country’s top stand-up acts at the Krater Comedy Club, billed as Bath’s best Saturday night out. Afterwards, if you feel like pulling on your dancing shoes, stick around for Motorcity when they spin Motown, soul and funk classics.
ArtBar – where gin is the thing
A night out in Bath doesn’t get much more stylish than a trip to ArtBar, home to 100 different combinations of gin-and-tonic from the resident mixologists. Set within the Abbey Hotel on bustling North Parade, it’s the perfect spot for pre-dinner cocktails whilst you gaze at the cool, contemporary art on the walls.
Wander down this quaint lane near The Royal Crescent and fill your boots with quirky gifts, unique collectables and luxury items in the old Georgian shopping quarter.
Get crafty at this one-of-a-kind workshop space, where you can shop for beautiful fabrics, kits and craft supplies, or have a go at making something yourself. If you’re looking for original present ideas, this is the place.
Bath Guildhall market
In plush Victorian surroundings you’ll find Bath Guildhall market, a unique shopping experience and covered market featuring tea and coffee traders, costumes, confectionary and more.
The Roman Baths
Perched above the city’s natural hot springs, this complex of pump rooms, Roman remains, natural springs, open-air walkways and elegant Georgian buildings make for one of the top places to visit in Bath.
No trip to Bath is complete without catching sight of this awe-inspiring landmark, with its stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings and extraordinary history. Take a guided walk and enjoy one of the best-preserved medieval churches in England.
No.1 Royal Crescent
Perhaps Bath’s most famous address, No.1 Royal Crescent is set within this iconic Georgian streetscape. If you’re looking for museums in Bath, take a trip back in time at No.1 Royal Crescent where the old world furniture and fittings show you what life was like in 1776.
Meet the animals at Bath City Farm
Bath City farm offers a family-friendly day out and welcomes children of all ages. Its 37 acres of fields and woodland are home to Shetland ponies, Dexter cattle and free-range chickens, making this one of the loveliest places to take kids out in Bath.
Summon their inner adventure golfer
Victoria Falls Adventure Golf is one of Bath’s top kids attractions and suitable for all the family. Located conveniently in the centre of Bath, the course features waterfalls, humps and bridges against the beautiful backdrop of the Royal Crescent.
Treat them to a museum trip
The Bath Postal Museum is a fantastic indoor activity if you’re looking to take the kids out in Bath. It’s a family-friendly museum where young ones can learn more about the history of the postal service and keep themselves entertained with interactive displays and recordings.
Bath is a compact city, so you can see most of the top attractions on foot in a single day out. Here’s our shortlist for the best of Bath in 24 hours.
Rise early for the Roman Baths
The beautifully preserved Roman Baths are a must-see for your sightseeing itinerary. Queues can get long at peak times, so get there early and grab the audio guide to enhance your day out.
Retail therapy at Margaret’s Buildings
Enjoy the mid-day bustle and embrace your inner tourist on this cutesy shopping lane. Highlights include Alexandra May for affordable jewellery and something that sparkles, or Bath Old Books for a classic page-turner.
See the sights on a big red bus
By now, you might be ready to sit back and relax, so discover Bath in all its splendour from the top deck of the City Sightseeing Bus Tour. The 50-minute tour doesn’t just cover the central tourist sites, but ventures into the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the city’s outskirts.
Herschel Museum of Astronomy
If you want to see a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse without the throng of tourists, the Herschel Museum of Astronomy at 19 New King Street is definitely worth a look. This quaint, off-the-beaten-path attraction is located in the westerly edge of the city centre, and features a lovely 18th century garden plus the original telescope from the astronomer who once lived there.
Topping & Company Booksellers
Bath is a book lover’s paradise, and away from the hustle of the main retail sites you’ll find Topping & Company Booksellers. Here, take your pick from more than 45,000 titles displayed in immaculately handcrafted bookcases. If it’s your lucky weekend, you might even be treated to a cup of tea upon arrival.
Green Park Station
A little off-the-beaten-path, Green Park Station is a great alternative to the Bath Guildhall for a unique shopping experience. Part covered market, part open-air space, this historic venue features independent shops, restaurants, cafes and events.
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