Bath, Somerset can be a great escape from the busy city of London, a much more relaxed atmosphere surrounded by beautiful scenery, architecture, greenery and fresh air is all waiting for you in Bath as it is a World Heritage Site you will be wowed by all of the beautiful things there is to admire. To make Bath even more appealing than it already is, it is exceptionally easy to reach from the whole South of England by road, rail and air.
How to get from Heathrow Airport to Bath
If you are travelling to Bath from the Heathrow area then an option you should greatly consider is travelling by plane. Bath does not have its own airport but it is situated only 18 miles from Bristol Airport which serves the whole of the South West of England! If you are booking your flight to depart from Heathrow airport you should book Official Parking at Heathrow Airport in advance to save money on the parking fees!
Alternatively if you are travelling from one of the other major cities across the UK which does not have flights to Bristol then it may be a better idea to take a flight from the airport to Heathrow and then taking one of the many connecting trains from London to Bath Spa which will take 1.5 hours. Choosing to travel half of your journey via plane and the other half via train can be exceptionally cost effective, especially if your initial flight is on a budget airline and you book in advance.
When you arrive in Bath the first thing you should do is look into which tours are available to you, these can be on the tour bus or walking tours regularly held throughout the week. These are usually themed and cover a particular group of attractions and sights in the city.
Some of the attractions which you should visit when you are in Bath include:
Number One Royal Crescent – Situated on one of the most beautiful streets in Great Britain, Number One is the perfect picture of how people used to live in Bath in the Georgian times, a period which has made a significant mark on the make-up of the city today!
Jane Austen is one of the most notable residents Bath has ever had and to celebrate this there is the Jane Austen Centre. This museum which includes costumed guides gives you an idea of how Austen lived!
The Roman Baths should be considered a must visit even if it is just to admire the naturally steam thermal waters and stunning architecture some of which has been preserved from hundreds of centuries ago!
Fashion Museum – The go to destination for the fashion lovers who have travelled to Bath! The museums house collections which have 30,000 original fashion items from the 16th century to now!
There are lots of outdoor based activities in Bath, you can spend a day hiring a narrow boat and travel through the Kennet and Avon canals, and then if you enjoy it so much you could consider future holidays spent on the boat rather than a hotel!