of the best things about Bath is that the city's
three main attractions, the Roman Baths, the
Bath Abbey, and Pulteney Bridge, are all within
walking distance of each other. This means all
you need to get around is a pair of shoes, though
I recommend also taking a bus tour of the city
so you can get a narrated history as you ride
are tours guided by the "Mayor's Honorary Guides
of the City of Bath"--locals who do this for
free, because they love showing off their city.
The tour lasts about two hours and departs from
the Abbey Churchyard daily at 10.30am; M-F at
2pm, Sat 2.30pm, and occasionaly evenings during
the summer. See Bath
Guide Tours for details.
How to get there - Bath
Trains from Paddington take 1h30min (£39.50
saver return) to reach Bath. There are also
frequent connections to Bristol (20min, £4.60).
Most trains require a change at Bristol though.
National Express buses connect Bath to London
(3h30min, £21 economy return), Bournemouth
(2h45min, £16), Oxford (2h, £14)
and Manchester (6h15min, £31).
There are short-distance buses to Bristol (No
X39, 332 and 339, 50min), Bradford-on-Avon (No
X5 and X6, 30min) and Wells (No 173/773, 1h15min)
Bristol can also be reached from Bath by bicycle
following a cycle-path of a disused railway
along the Avon River.