Bath is located in South West England in Somerset and is easily reachable when traveling to Bath from all of the major UK cities. The easy access to the city helps it reaffirm its place as a top tourist destination for both UK and overseas visitors!
You can travel to Bath in a number of ways, these ten to be:
Car- From your starting point you need to head towards the m78, your route will of course depend on your actual starting point. It may be easier for some to head towards the signs marked Bristol until you are close enough to find signs pointing directly to Bath. Bath is connected to Bristol by the A4 road and is 13 miles away.
Train – Bath Spa Railway station serves Bath and runs several regular trains to the major UK cities which include London, Bristol, Cardiff, Brighton and many more. From these you can make further connections to other cities if you are traveling from places such as Manchester, Newcastle or Edinburgh and the surrounding towns.
Ensure you book your train travel in advance you can make significant savings on advance tickets compared to tickets to purchase on the day. Also take a look into a railcard as it may reduce the cost of your ticket making the purchase of the railcard worthwhile, especially if you are traveling as a family.
Planes – Although Bath does not have its own airport as it is only 13 miles away from Bristol many of the Bath visitors from cities quite far away use this is a method that could easily reduce the time of your journey. Bristol Airport has direct routes from many of the UK cities which include Aberdeen, Leeds, Belfast, Newcastle and Edinburgh to name just a few! Most of these routes run several times per day throughout the year. Flights run by the budget airlines such as easyJet will be surprisingly cheap if you book as far in advance as possible making flying a great alternative to driving or going via train.
Travelling around Bath
Once you are in Bath and need to travel to your hotel or the tourist attractions you can use taxis, buses or you could even hire a bicycle. Bath has an open top tour bus which goes around the city or if you want something alternative you could travel along the River Avon using a narrowboat.
Bath is famous for being a beautiful city, now a World Heritage Site which is full of Georgian architecture, landmarks such as The Royal Crescent and Roman remains dotted around the relatively green and natural city! The greenery of the city can be enjoyed in many of the public parks these include Parade Garden, Alexandra Park and the main one which is Royal Victoria park over 57 acres and is more than just a green area with lots of attractions and points of interest. These include tennis courts, two golf courses, pond, an area for open air music concerts and festivals, skate park and bowling green to name just a few.
Bath welcomes tourists, with over 3.8million visitors spending the day in the city over the period of a year there is plenty for these visitors to see and do.