11 Best Things To Do In Bath For Under 20 GBP (25 USD) - Updated 2024

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Bath is a town nestled amongst the beautiful hills of England. Whether you are visiting for just one day or a few, our activity list won’t break the bank and means that you can get the best out of your Bath experience. So, why not book your ticket today, experience the beautiful Georgian architecture that makes Bath world-famous and get involved with our activity list? Let’s go exploring!

Quick rundown for 2024
Planning a trip and looking for what’s up and coming in Bath? Below are the hottest picks and happenings for all sorts of travelers to get your holiday plans rolling:

  • Events/Festivals: Fashion aficionados should watch out for the celebration of Bath Fashion Festival in June. This new and immersive fashion festival is set to be held in The Holburne Museum.
  • Attractions: If you're eyeing to visit around springtime, don't miss the opening of The Newt in Somerset. Four meticulously manicured gardens are set to impress the crowd in this upcoming attraction.
  • Arts and Culture: When in town, it's never a bad idea to catch live performances at Theatre Royal Bath. With the critically acclaimed play The Woman in Black gracing its stage in March, theatergoers surely have something to look forward to.
  • Accommodations: Keen to stay in a place that's fresh from a makeover? Consider booking in The Francis Hotel sometime in May when it's all gussied up and back from renovation.

1. Explore the Roman Baths

Roman Baths
Source: Photo by Flickr user ctj71081 used under CC BY-SA 2.0

This important historical site is a ‘must-do’ for any visitors to Bath. The site itself is segmented into four sections: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and finds from the Roman Bath: an exhibition. This popular site attracts more than 1 million viewers each year who wish to learn about the fascinating history of the buildings. The temple was built in 60-70 AD and the bathing complex was added to over the next 300 years, although guests cannot enter the water you can view the beautiful detailed architecture.

Free audioguides are available in a large number of languages and describe the site as you walk around or you can join a public guided tour which take place every hour and are free.

Roman Baths

Address: Stall St, Bath BA1 1LZ, UK

Opening Times Every day (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day): 9am-6pm

Price 15.50 GBP (20.21 USD)

Website: Roman Baths

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2. Take a step into 18th-century life

The No.1 Royal Crescent is a lavish replication of a residence from 1776 to 1796. Each room features a wealth of ornate furniture, exquisite paintings and a variety of daily artifacts. The house was the first one built of the infamous Royal Crescent, a Bath stone crescent of thirty houses. Stepping into this museum transports you to the past and reveals what life would have been like for some of Bath’s wealthy and fashionable residents. The museum also hosts numerous free exhibitions and events so we recommend checking both opening times and events online before visiting.

No.1 Royal Crescent

Address: No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LR, UK

Opening Times 10 months of the year

Price 10 GBP (12 USD)

Website: No.1 Royal Crescent

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3. Get 'history hip' at the Fashion Museum

1760s Court Dress
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ludi Ling used under CC BY-SA 3.0

A perfect stop after the No.1 Royal Crescent Museum. Housed in the Assembly Rooms in Bath the Fashion Museum follows the journey of fashionable dress for men, women and children from the late 16th-century to the present day. Having learnt about the life of young aristocrats in Bath, it’s your turn with fancy dress galore at the Fashion Museum. Don a hat, traditional Georgian wear and pose with a backdrop of the Royal Crescent, a great activity for the young and, the young at heart.

Fashion Museum

Address: Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH, UK

Opening Times Every day from 10.30am, except on the 25th and 26th December

Price 9 GBP (11 USD)

Website: Fashion Museum

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4. Play with the pigs at Bath City Farm

Cute animals and free entry? Yes please! A fantastic way to spend an afternoon, particularly if you have children with you. This working city farm has an array of animals to meet, from Dougie and Dougal, the pint sized miniature Shetland ponies, to six pygmy goats that love to play in their fields. Alongside that there is a dedicated play area for children, a nature trail and a cafe.

Bath City Farm

Address: Kelston View, Whiteway, Bath BA2 1NW, UK

Opening Times Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Price Free

Website: Bath City Farm

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5. Grab a bargain at the Artisan Market

Voted as Bath’s Best Independent Market, this two-part market takes place every month. There are two different markets on two different Sundays, so let’s look to see what each one has to offer. Bath Artisan Market at Queen Square takes place on the last Sunday of each month. Expect to find over 50 traders offering hand made products, arts and craft, jewelry and gifts.

Bath Brunch Market at Green Park Station occurs every second Sunday of each month. You’ll soon be able to follow this market, just follow the waft of fresh foods; with many cultural delights on offer from the Caribbean to clean eating, it’s a firm favorite of ours. After grabbing some lunch be sure to wander around the traders offering art and vintage pieces.

Bath Artisan Market

Address: Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4LH, UK

Bath Brunch Market

Address: Green Park Road, Bath, BA1 1JB, UK

Opening Times Sundays 10am-4pm

Price Free

Website: Bath Artisan Markets

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6. Get crafty with the kids at The Makery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

What better way than to spend an afternoon safe in the hands of the team at The Makery. With a wide variety of classes on offer there is something for all ages, whether your kids want to make a bow tie, a pencil case or even a pair of shorts! There is also something for the adults with workshops including calligraphy, dress designing, and cushion making. It is worth noting that it is mainly the children’s workshops which are available for under 20 GBP (25 USD).

The Makery

Address: 19 Union Passage, Bath BA1 1RD, UK

Opening Times Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm

Price 20 GBP (25 USD)

Website: The Makery

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7. Visit Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user David A. Russo used under CC BY-SA 4.0

At this free museum expect to find a huge collection of arts and artifacts alongside events and exhibitions. Highlights include the Witcombe Cabinet, dated circa 1697 and a somewhat, slightly confusing folding combination fork, spoon and pen combo from 1595. Perfect for all those times when you need to eat, slurp and write at the same time; actually, this might still have a use today! It’s going on our Santa wishlist.

Quick rundown for 2024 at Holburne Museum

  • From May to September 2024, the museum will feature Henry Moore in Miniature as well as the works of Mr Doodle. These are exhibitions that art enthusiasts shouldn't miss!
  • This coming June 2024, from the 7th until the 9th, the Holburne Museum will also be hosting the Bath Fashion Festival, so don't miss it!
  • Bridgerton fans should also take this chance to get their selfies and clips as the hit series returns to the Holburne Museum for more shoots, including those at nearby Edward Street and Pulteney Street.

Holburne Museum

Address: Great Pulteney St, Bath BA2 4DB, UK

Opening Times Every day: 10am - 5pm (Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am - 5pm)

Price Free

Website: Holburne Museum

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8. Join a free Mayor of Bath Honorary guided tour

things to do in bath uk | join a free mayor of bath honorary guided tour
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These excellent free tours use knowledgeable guides to show you a host of ‘must-see’ landmarks in Bath. Tours last for 2 hours and the group size is made up of a reasonable 12 people, so you won’t be struggling to hear what is being said. No booking is necessary and the tours run between most days of the week, to join in simply head, with plenty of time, to the meeting point and stand beside the 'Free Walking Tours Here’ sign.

Mayor of Bath Honorary Guides

Address: Meeting point: Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LT, UK

Opening Times Sunday - Friday: 10am, 2pm. Saturday 10.30am

Price Free

Website: Mayor of Bath Honorary Guides

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9. Hire bikes and take the scenic route

Hiring bikes is a fantastic way to see Bath. We recommend hiring from the Green Park Station, who offer a half day price of 12.50 GBP (16 USD) which gives you plenty of time to complete the popular Bath Two Tunnels Circuit.

The Bath Two Tunnels Circuit is a 13 mile (21 km) circular route taking in the iconic Bath Two Tunnels, and has been popular ever since it first opened in April 2013. The route takes you from the centre of Bath past the Devonshire Tunnel at Bloomfield and the Combe Down Tunnel at Combe Down, you’ll cycle over the huge Tucking Mill Viaduct and past the Dundas Aqueduct, eventually following the River Avon back around to central Bath.

Green Park Bike Station

Address: Unit 9, Green Park Station, Green Park Rd, Bath BA1 1JB, UK

Website: Green Park Bike Station

Bath Two Tunnels Circuit

Website: Bath Two Tunnels Circuit Info

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10. Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen

Visitors in Regency costume for the Jane Austen Festival
Source: Visit Bath

The lovely folks at Bath Tourism Plus have outdone themselves with this free, downloadable walking tour that takes you around the highlights of the city and includes extracts from Jane Austen’s novels and letters. Not only that, but you’ll listen to descriptions to what she would have seen in the Georgian era. Signing up for your free download is easy and only take 30 seconds following the website below. You can also print a PDF version, just to make sure that you don’t get lost!

The upcoming 2024 Jane Austen Festival, on Sep 13 until Sep 22, expects the streets of Bath to fill up with visitors and festival-goers in Regency costumes. So make sure not to miss the chance in bringing out your inner Bennet or Dashwood. Moreover, be sure to come back in Dec 2025 to celebrate Jane Austen’s 250th birthday.

Jane Austen Walking Tour

Website: Jane Austen Walking Tour

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11. Go ghost hunting (if you're not scared)....

These tours have been running since 1974 and so you’re in safe, albeit scary hands, as the tours take you through the supernatural side of Bath. Although no booking is required, we recommend contacting the company to let them know that you plan to attend. Try not to get lost as you wind your way through a secret history of Bath full of ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. Great for Halloween, or, well anytime of the year you fancy a fright night.

Ghost Walks of Bath

Address: Meeting Point: Garricks Head Pub, 7-8 St. Johns Place, City Centre, Bath, BA1 1ET, UK

Opening Times Thursday - Saturday: 8pm

Price 8 GBP (10 USD)

Website: Ghost Walks of Bath

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Bath, without breaking the bank

This is just a selection of activities that you can do in Bath for under 20 GBP (25 USD) but there is plenty more on offer. So, forget the guide book and instead have a search to see what other activities you can find. Got a suggestion for our list? Comment below!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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