Visiting the Spa City of Bath on Budget This Autumn
Like many people taking a holiday or a city break to Bath this autumn, you may well be looking for low-cost ways to enjoy a relaxing city break without it costing a small fortune. Well, don’t worry, as there are plenty of low-cost options for seeing the sights and many of the spa city’s attractions. Here, we look at some of the low-cost things you can enjoy and even some of the completely free things you can get up to whilst staying in this magnificent city.
First, find some well placed city centre accommodation; by staying within the city centre, you will save on the cost of public transport or petrol and car parking costs.
The other main reason for staying in a central location is that it will mean you will be in an ideal spot to maximise your time within the city and see all of its best attractions as they will be well within easy walking distance.
With walking in mind, why not join one of the local guided walks around the city? If you are a first time visitor to the city, this will be the best way to learn a lot about it in a short period of time from your knowledgeable guide. These are relatively inexpensive and are very informative. Alternatively, you can meet one of the Mayor’s Honorary Guides who offer free walking tours that provide a historical and architectural introduction to Bath. If you want to splash out a little, you can enjoy one of the river boat tours or even a city bus tour.
If you are travelling with a partner or a friend, make sure you take advantage the city’s many 2-for-1 offers and deals for historical attractions and museums. The following all offer 2-for-1 entry deals: Bath Abbey, Fashion Museum, Museum of Bath at Work, Museum of East Asian Art, Herschel Museum, Bath Aqua Glass, and Prior Park Landscape Garden. There are many more, so ask at the local tourist information office.
You don’t always have to pay to enjoy the historical attractions around this UNESCO World Heritage City, as many of the venues or historical places are free to visit or just ask visitors for a small donation. For instance, the city’s Holburne Museum or the Victoria Art Gallery offer free entry all-year-round.
Make sure you visit the famous landmarks and buildings, like Bath’s Royal Crescent, The Circus, The Roman Baths, the grand Pump Room, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and the city’s Beckford’s Tower & Museum, as these are just some of the highlights around Bath which won’t cost a fortune to enjoy.