Things to do in Bath

Culture and heritage

The entire city of Bath is a World Heritage Site.
With stunning buildings, popular attractions and fantastic places to eat and drink, it’s a great place for a day trip or longer stay. Make sure the historic Roman Baths are top of your itinerary.


Admire the magnificent architecture of Bath Abbey, visit Theatre Royal Bath – one of Britain’s oldest theatres. Don't miss No.1 Royal Crescent – a wonderfully restored Georgian townhouse in Bath’s world-famous Royal Crescent.

Sports and outdoors

Bath is home to one of the country’s top rugby teams, while football fans can head to catch Bath City in action. Or, for a day out with a difference, see what’s on at Bath Racecourse or Castle Combe Circuit.

Food and drink

You’ll find a fantastic food scene in Bath, including gastro pubs, independent restaurants and serious fine dining. There’s an option to suit all budgets and tastes, and if you like a pint, don’t leave without trying a local cider or beer.

Music and nightlife

Music lovers are spoilt for choice in Bath. For a truly memorable experience, catch a live band at locals’ favourite The Bell Inn, or enjoy some live jazz while you dine in former railway station Green Park Brasserie and Bar.


Wander through Bath city centre and find a great mix of high street stores and independent boutiques or head to SouthGate, Bath’s newest shopping centre. Don’t miss the Guildhall Market or the alleyways around Bath Abbey.

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Where do GWR trains to Bath arrive and depart?

GWR trains arrive and depart from Bath’s main train station, Bath Spa.

The station is situated right in the city centre and is just a short walk from major attractions such as the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.

Which train services run direct to Bath?

Bath Spa is serviced by a number of popular direct train routes from stations such as London Paddington, Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads.

When is the best time to travel to Bath by train?

Travel off-peak to enjoy a smoother journey on our less crowded train services.

By travelling outside of busy weekday commuter times or using Bath’s weekend train services, you can also take advantage of cheaper ticket prices too.