The Roman Baths
Address: Stall Street, BA1 1LZ
Contact: 01225 477785
Visit the Roman Bath ruins. The Great Bath, the remains of the Temple to Sulis Minerva. Set aside two hours for the visit, and go early or late to avoid large crowds. Prices: adults £13.50 (July and August £14); 65 and over £11.75, children 6-16 £8.80.
Thermae Bath Spa
Address: Hot Bath Street, BA1 1SJ
Contact: 01225 331234
Pay for a session in the New Royal Bath which permits you to float in natural thermal waters in the open air rooftop pool. There are larger indoor Minerva Bath and various steam rooms. Spa treatments are available. Book in advance. Prices: £27 for a two-hour session in the New Royal Bath and £17 for a 90-minute session in the Cross Bath.
The Holburne Museum
Address: Great Pulteney Street, BA2 4DB
Contact: 01225 388569
Find beautifully displayed 18th and 19th-century English paintings and antiques. Prices: admission to the main galleries is free, but there is a charge for temporary exhibitions.
Jane Austen Centre
The Jane Austen Centre is dedicated to celebrating Bath’s most famous resident. The Centre offers a snapshot of what it would be like to live in the Regency times – the fashion, food, society – everything that would have inspired Austen’s timeless novels. The Centre also explores how the city of Bath impacted upon Jane Austen’s life and writing in much-loved books such as Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.