Architectural Walk in Bath, Bath

This tour offers a walk through buildings constructed mostly during the Victorian era and the period after that. One of the characteristics of architecture of that time was the introduction of steel as a building component. Most of the attractions of this tour are listed buildings. The early twentieth century architectural traditions of Bath blend with the art deco style. The whole City of Bath was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
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Architectural Walk in Bath Map

Guide Name: Architectural Walk in Bath
Guide Location: England » Bath (See other walking tours in Bath)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Author: rose
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Cleveland House

1) Cleveland House

Located on Sydney Road in Bathwick, a leafy Georgian era suburb east of the city centre, Cleveland House marks the start of one of England’s great waterways. The Kennet & Avon Canal runs from south of Pulteney Bridge and through the Bath suburbs, before winding across the plains of Somerset and Wiltshire. The canal passes through the Bath locks and under nearby Sydney Gardens, before passing though a tunnel directly beneath Cleveland House. The Georgian Grade II listed building is the...   view more
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Bath Spa Railway Station

2) Bath Spa Railway Station

Bath Spa station, Bath’s main line railway station, can be found at the southern end of the city center, close to the modern shops and restaurants of the city’s commercial district. A small station with two raised platforms, Bath Spa station was built by famous British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Part of the historic Great Western Main Line, Bath Spa is one of many stations along the line designed by Brunel, including Temple Meads station in nearby Bristol. Designed in a Mock Tudor...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Forum

3) The Forum

Situated on St. James’ Parade, amongst the shops and offices of the city’s commercial district, the Forum is one of Bath’s finest 20th century buildings. Built by architects Watkins & Wilmott in the Art Deco style and opened in the 1930s, the Forum was very much the focal point of Depression era Bath. The first super-cinema to open in the city, the Forum’s luxurious surroundings drew in crowds for half a century, closing its doors to the public in 1988. The building is now occupied...   view more
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Thermae Bath Spa

4) Thermae Bath Spa (must see)

You may not be able to swim in Bath’s world famous Roman Baths – but around the corner, a new attraction offers the next best thing. Thermae Bath Spa, redeveloped in the last decade, is an open air, naturally heated spa that combines the existing Georgian spa of Cross Bath with a brand new spa facility, New Royal Bath. Bath is home to the only naturally warm mineral water springs in the UK. The foundation of Bath in the Roman era, and its subsequent rebirth as a health resort in the 18th...   view more
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Bath Green Park Railway Station

5) Bath Green Park Railway Station

Once a busy railway station that linked Bath with the English Midlands, Bath Green Park station is now a relic of the Beeching Report. Dr Beeching carried out a post-war review of British rail travel that led to the closure of hundreds of British railway stations, including this one. Opened in 1870 as the terminus of the Midland line, the station was designed in a Georgian style befitting its location in the historic centre of Bath. For many years it took the name of nearby Queen Square,...   view more
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The Corridor

6) The Corridor

The Corridor runs from Bath’s High Street to the fringes of Union Street, Bath’s main shopping thoroughfare. One of the UK’s oldest surviving shopping arcades, it opened in 1825, as the Parisian fashion for boutique arcades spread across the English Channel to Britain. Modelled on London’s famous Burlington Arcade, it was designed by Henry Goodridge and was designed in the grand Georgian style of the time, once housing polished pillars and traditional glazed shop fronts. The arcade was...   view more
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St Stephen's Church

7) St Stephen's Church

St Stephen's Church was designed by James Wilson to serve the spiritual needs of northeast Bath. It was built between 1840-1845 using Bath Stone, a limestone sourced from the Limpley Stoke mine, which is situated in the Limpley Stoke Valley. The constructed church, however, remained unconsecrated until 1881. For the Royal School, a northeast aisle was added in 1866, thought to be designed by the Wilson & Willcox firm. The very wide apsidal chancel with the vestry and organ chamber was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cleveland Bridge

8) Cleveland Bridge

Crossing the River Avon north east of the city centre, Cleveland Bridge connects Bathwick on the eastern side of the river with the A4, leading out of town towards Bristol and London. This route heading north from the historic city centre has been a major trade route for the town throughout its history. The Georgian expansion of Bathwick led to a need for a bridge across the river at this location. The bridge was designed by Henry Goodridge, and opened in 1826. The bridge was constructed to...   view more

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.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Renowned for its natural hot springs discovered by ancient Romans, peculiar Georgian architecture set in honey-coloured stone and the tranquil surroundings of the rolling English countryside, the city of Bath is a World Heritage Site and a major tourist destination since the 18th century. Bath Abbey, Roman Baths, The Circus and many other local attractions are featured in this orientation walk for your exploration and enjoyment.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Georgian Architectural Walking Tour in Bath

Georgian Architectural Walking Tour in Bath

Central Bath is well known for its wonderful Georgian architecture. Many streets and squares were designed by famous architects John Wood, the Elder and his son John Wood, the Younger. This tour takes you through such architectural masterpieces as the Circus, Royal Crescent, Queen Square, Pulteney Bridge and more. Many buildings in Bath were built from the creamy Bath stone, obtained from the limestone Combe Down and Bathampton Down Miles, which belonged to Ralph Allen.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Bath Museums Walking Tour

Bath Museums Walking Tour

Discover Bath's rich history of commercial development, fashion and Roman heritage. The astronomer Hershel lived and worked here. Bath is also well known for its architecture. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the great museums Bath has to offer, including its principal attraction - the Roman baths.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Family Entertainment Walk in Bath

Family Entertainment Walk in Bath

This tour offers great attractions for the entertainment of children in the city of Bath. Glassblowing demonstrations could be your next unforgettable experience in Bath. The children’s play area in the Royal Victoria Park, the Beazer Garden Maze, the Egg club from Theatre Royal, an enjoyable river boat trip, and of course a peek into the world of sweets are definitely places and activities your family will enjoy. Don’t miss the opportunity to have fun at these spots with your children.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Bath Places of Worship Walking Tour

Bath Places of Worship Walking Tour

Discover the wonderful places of worship in Bath. Most of them are beautiful examples of Gothic architecture. One of the most popular churches in Bath, founded in the 7th century, is Bath Abbey. Other than being places of worship and spectacular buildings, most of these churches are actively involved in the community life, helping the needy, and teaching the Bible. Be sure to visit these spiritual places and feel their energy.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Bath Art Galleries Walking Tour

Bath Art Galleries Walking Tour

Discover the beauty of art in the art galleries of Bath. This fantastic tour offers a variety of artwork by British and international artists. You will admire over 1500 decorative art treasures including oil paintings, sculptures, jewelry, glass, textiles, and ceramics. Don't miss an opportunity to check out these wonderful galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km