Bath Buildings and Architecture Walking Tour, Bath

Discover the wonderful architecture of Bath, a blend of Celtic, Roman, Saxon, Norman, Medieval, Tudor, and Stuart styles. The city became a World Heritage Site in 1987, largely because of its architectural history and the way in which the city landscape draws together public and private buildings and spaces. The many examples of Palladian architecture are purposefully integrated into the urban spaces to provide a "picturesque aestheticism".
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Bath Buildings and Architecture Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Bath Buildings and Architecture Walking Tour
Guide Location: England » Bath (See other walking tours in Bath)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Author: rose
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Upper Borough Walls

1) Upper Borough Walls

Upper Borough Walls is a historic street in Bath. Many of the local structures are listed buildings. The street takes its name from the section of the medieval wall of the city which still remains. The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases was founded in 1738. The original building was designed by John Wood the Elder and built with Bath stone donated by Ralph Allen. It was later enlarged, firstly in 1793 by the addition of an attic, and later - in 1860 - by a second building erected on...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases

2) Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases

The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases is a Grade II listed Georgian era hospital, located just off Upper Borough Walls, in the heart of Bath’s historic city centre. Still an active facility treating rheumatic and neurological illnesses, this compact hospital has played a major role in the recent history of Bath. Formerly known (and still known locally) as the Mineral Water Hospital, it was built to provide for the needs of the sick amongst Bath’s Georgian population. This was a...   view more
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Trim Street

3) Trim Street

Trim Street in Bath is a historic street, built in 1707, full of shops and houses, many of which are listed buildings. It was named after George Trim, who owned the land. Number 5, which is also known as General Wolfe's house, is a two-storey building with a parapet and rusticated quoins, built by Thomas Greenway. The doorway has Ionic pilasters and a tympanum decorated with the implements of war. General James Wolfe was staying in the house when William Pitt, the elder commanded him to...   view more
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St John's Hospital

4) St John's Hospital

St John’s Hospital is one of Bath’s lesser known attractions, yet it has a history that is much longer than some of the city’s great Georgian jewels. Located in the maze of alleyways and courtyards around Bath’s main shopping streets, St John’s Hospital has held a presence in the city since 1180. In the present day, the hospital is in fact a collection of alms houses – neat, compact dwellings designed to house the elderly and infirm in comfort. St. John’s Hospital Trust has...   view more
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Roman Baths

5) Roman Baths (must see)

The Roman Baths are Bath’s most famous tourist attraction. A beautifully preserved relic of the town’s foundation as a Roman settlement, the baths lay ruined for centuries prior to extensive restoration in the 18th century. Now fully restored, they are one of the world’s only examples of naturally heated swimming baths – although you can no longer swim in them! The Roman Baths as a visitor attraction is divided into four sections – the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the original...   view more
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Bath Abbey

6) Bath Abbey (must see)

Bath Abbey forms the centerpiece of Bath’s many historic attractions. In the center of town between the River Avon and the Roman Baths, the Abbey’s historic spire is visible throughout the town. Formally known as the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the abbey was founded in the 7th century and extensively rebuilt in both the 12th and 16th centuries. Restored to its current glory in the 19th century by Sir Gilbert Scott, and now constructed almost entirely from the city’s famous beige...   view more
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Grand Pump Room

7) Grand Pump Room

The Grand Pump Room is a historic building. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building. The main block, built of Bath stone, was started in 1789 by Thomas Baldwin. He resigned in 1791 and John Palmer continued the scheme from 1793 onwards. It was finally finished in 1799. The facade of the building features Corinthian half columns, perhaps an influence from the Temple at Bassae. The North Colonnade of 9 bays, with unfluted Ionic columns, was built by Baldwin in 1786. The South Colonnade...   view more
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Marshal Wade's House

8) Marshal Wade's House

Marshal Wade's House at 14 Abbey Church Yard, was built around 1700 and has been designated as a Grade I listed building. The building was originally attributed to Lord Burlington and was thought to have been built in 1730. However, it is now believed to have been an earlier construction, built for George Wade who was a Field Marshal and served as a British military commander and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces, as well as a Member of Parliament for Bath from 1722 to 1747. The Palladian...   view more
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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.
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
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 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
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
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
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