Set in the rolling countryside of south west England is Bath, a city known for its hot springs and Georgian architecture. But despite its calm demeanor, you’ll still find the city centre to be a hub of activity with plenty to see and do. So if you’re spending a day in Bath, here are a few suggestions on how to spend your time.

For literature fans visiting Bath, the Jane Austen Centre is a must. This permanent exhibition tells the story of Jane’s experience whilst living in Bath from 1801 to 1806. Character guides will show you some of the cities interesting history, as well as discussing how Bath influenced Jane and her work. Also enjoy a spot of tea at the centres Regency Tea Rooms before continuing on with your day in the city.

If you want to appreciate some of the best examples of Georgian architecture in the UK, then you have to include a trip to the Royal Crescent whilst in Bath. The crescent is made up of 30 terraced houses and was astonishingly built over 230 years ago. I’ll admit it is a fair walk from the city centre, but honestly once you reach the Royal Crescent you will not be disappointed by what you see.

It’s one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world and really is the raison d’être many people head to Bath in the first place. The Roman Baths are highly recommended for anyone visiting the city. Walk along the terrace looking down upon the Great Bath, grabbing some great photos along the way. You’ll also have the chance to see the Sacred Spring. Every day, hot water naturally rises to 46 degrees and has been doing this for thousands of years. Audio guides and group tours are available, but there is plenty of information around the site for those who wish to go it alone.

You may find this guide a little historic and culturally heavy, but believe me visiting Bath really is worth it. So if you’ve visited before and have some tips you would like to share with us, please do let us know.

  • Subscribe to The Student Pocket Guide for exclusive competitions, deals, discounts, tips and advice!
  • Read The Student Pocket Guide.