Bath Street, Bath

Bath Street, Bath (must see)

Spanning the short distance between the Roman Baths and the Cross Bath, Bath Street was built in 1791 by Thomas Baldwin. It was first called Cross Bath Street since it leads to the Cross Bath. In 1688, James II welcomed a son, nine months after his wife, Mary of Modena, bathed in the waters. The cross was erected to celebrate the birth of Prince James. This stamp of royal approval only increased the bath's popularity. Thermae Bath Spa now runs cross Bath.

The historic buildings lining each side of the street are all registered as Grade I listed buildings. It's a lively tourist destination as folks walk between the various sites of Bath. You can see the Abbey in the distance, and the west side of the Roman Baths complex is visible at the end of the road.

Bath Street is lined with shops and restaurants, making it the perfect hub for finding afternoon tea or doing some window shopping. It also acts as a time machine; the absence of shop signs and neon lights will transport you back to Georgian times. It's appealing unchanged architecture make Bath Street a popular backdrop for movie scenes. During the winter holidays, look for the streets to be lined with the Bath Christmas Market festival.

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Bath Street on Map

Sight Name: Bath Street
Sight Location: Bath, England (See walking tours in Bath)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Bath, England

Create Your Own Walk in Bath

Create Your Own Walk in Bath

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bath is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Jane Austen Walking Tour

Jane Austen Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Georgian Architectural Buildings Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Bath Introduction Walking Tour

Bath Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles