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Aside from the obvious, roman baths, guided bus tour what things would you not want to miss on a visit to Bath. Bearing in mind I only have one full day there this Saturday.

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Aside from the obvious, roman baths, guided bus tour what things would you not want to miss on a visit to Bath. Bearing in mind I only have one full day there this Saturday.

Visit the national trust garden priors park or hop on the train and visit Bristol. ;)

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Got to see the Circus, Royal Crecent, Pulteney bridge and the weir (cafe underneath quite good), which I suppose you would see anyway on the bus. If you like astronomy there's the Herschel Museum - good for a look inside one of the buildings too. Sally Lunn's for tea and cake in the afternoon.

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How about an activity favoured by the masses.... Shopping! :D

Shopping is a necessity not a leisure activity!

Visit the national trust garden priors park or hop on the train and visit Bristol. ;)

Thanks that looks good, probably give Bristol a miss though. ;)

Got to see the Circus, Royal Crecent, Pulteney bridge and the weir (cafe underneath quite good), which I suppose you would see anyway on the bus. If you like astronomy there's the Herschel Museum - good for a look inside one of the buildings too. Sally Lunn's for tea and cake in the afternoon.

Yeah royal crescent is on our list and Pulteney bridge has a river cruise apparently so may do that rather than a bus tour. The Herschel museum sounds good although Mrs pent up would be bored. I'm quite a fan of tea and cake so I'll add that to the itinery :)

Thanks.

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Shopping is a necessity not a leisure activity!

Thanks that looks good, probably give Bristol a miss though. ;)

Yeah royal crescent is on our list and Pulteney bridge has a river cruise apparently so may do that rather than a bus tour. The Herschel museum sounds good although Mrs pent up would be bored. I'm quite a fan of tea and cake so I'll add that to the itinery :)

Thanks.

Recommend bus over boat - more to see and get your bearings better and work out what you want to see more of.

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Got to see the Circus, Royal Crecent, Pulteney bridge and the weir (cafe underneath quite good), which I suppose you would see anyway on the bus. If you like astronomy there's the Herschel Museum - good for a look inside one of the buildings too. Sally Lunn's for tea and cake in the afternoon.

If you like nice buildings, there are several fine crescents. Royal Crescent is the most central, but just a couple of minutes walk (up the hill) Lansdown Crescent is a whole lot more beautiful.

Less famous, there are some more buildings to drool over south of the river, in the Oldfield Park area (among others). But that's not the regency stuff for which Bath famous.

If you enjoy walking, there are a couple of nice options. Across Claverton Down (University area) and down to the towpath to Bradford. Or up past Lansdown to the Bath end of the Cotswold Way.

If you're there for the evening, check what's on at the theatre. Queue up for standby tickets if appropriate.

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I don't have my glasses on and read it as "things to do in the bath".

That's exactly how I read it and now I'm here I'm looking pretty stupid with nowhere to turn. Well; at least you beat me to it.

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If you like nice buildings, there are several fine crescents. Royal Crescent is the most central, but just a couple of minutes walk (up the hill) Lansdown Crescent is a whole lot more beautiful.

Less famous, there are some more buildings to drool over south of the river, in the Oldfield Park area (among others). But that's not the regency stuff for which Bath famous.

If you enjoy walking, there are a couple of nice options. Across Claverton Down (University area) and down to the towpath to Bradford. Or up past Lansdown to the Bath end of the Cotswold Way.

If you're there for the evening, check what's on at the theatre. Queue up for standby tickets if appropriate.

Yep I like nice buildings, the older the better, and walking. Only got the day though so can't do too much of a long walk. Was thinking of walking to prior park as another poster suggested it.

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That's exactly how I read it and now I'm here I'm looking pretty stupid with nowhere to turn. Well; at least you beat me to it.

I certainly don't need advice on things to do in the bath. It's not suitable for family discussion!

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Well the obvious thing is the spa

The official council run one

http://www.thermaebathspa.com/

Or the (arguably better even though it cost 1/10th of the price to build) private one in Royal Crescent

http://www.royalcrescent.co.uk/the_bath_house.asp?Page=day_packages

Sally Lunn's is overrated in my opinion, there are plenty of better food places in Bath.

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There is bugger all to do in bath, once you have seen the baths then you are done.

Even the romans knew that ffs, that's why they only built a bath house there and not a city :D

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Get a bicycle, ride up the hill to the University a few times (obviously including some riding down the hill in there) and imagine you are a top climber in the Tour de France.

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Get a bicycle, ride up the hill to the University a few times (obviously including some riding down the hill in there) and imagine you are a top climber in the Tour de France.

Did that when I bought my folding bike (the shop under the station being a bit of a folder specialist). Took several specimens out for a test ride, each one round that circuit. Well, up Combe Down, round the top to the Uni, and down Claverton Down, made what I thought a fair test-ride. Oh, well, erm, except those that I eliminated quicker than that.

But a folder is always a compromise, and I didn't make a good choice :(

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