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Cotswold Way South

Mile 102

Bath

Bath, with its handsome buildings, blends into its natural amphitheatre in the Avon Valley. Spring water here was identified by the Romans for its therapeutic qualities. They are the only natural hot springs in Britain. Remains of their town, Aquae Sullis, can be seen in the Pump Room Museum. Bath suffered badly from air raids in WW2; two hundred buildings of historical and architectural importance were damaged, and the ancient windows of the abbey were broken. The Building of Bath Museum illustrates how the modern city, with all its Georgian splendour, emerged from a small provincial spa. It’s a practical museum, too, showing for example how a sash window works. There are a variety of other museums in the city, such as the Jane Austen Centre, the Industrial Heritage Centre, the Postal Museum, the American Museum and Gardens, and Sally Lunn’s, the oldest house in Bath, dated to 1680. Bath Abbey - the Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul - is a fine example of perpendicular Gothic architecture. There has probably been worship on this site since the 4th century, and the present building was begun in 1499 when the ruined Norman cathedral was demolished. The Abbey is known as ‘The Lantern of the West’ because of the light shining from its unusually large number of windows at night. The east window contains 56 scenes from the life of Christ. Here at the Abbey doorway you have reached the end of your walk. Did somebody mention springs and a hot .... bath?

YHA Bath, Bath
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Distance from path: 0.5 miles
  • OS reference: 766644

YHA Bath

Bathwick Hill, Bath, Somerset, BA2 6JZ - Cotswold Way South

Our hostel is a visually striking building and boasts stunning architecture, complemented by a homely, comfortable interior. The Roman-inspired detail synonymous with this style of property is complemented by modern touches within the open social spaces. The reception/café bar lounge area is particularly inviting. The hostel also has a peaceful garden outside to relax in, there's also a comfortable lounge with brilliant views from the full-length windows. Our spacious dining room is tastefully decorated in a Georgian style and you'll find a sizeable self-catering kitchen too, with basic self-catering facilities available consisting of kettles, toasters and combination microwave ovens. Please be aware that the self-catering kitchen only has limited cooking facilities and hobs are not available. We offer a range of meals in our restaurant.

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Haringtons Hotel, Bath
  • Property type: De Luxe Hotel
  • Distance from path: On route

Haringtons Hotel

8-10 Queen Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1HE - Cotswold Way South

Harington's Hotel is set in a picturesque cobbled street right in the heart of Bath and is very close to all of the major attractions. There is very little traffic but lots of activity in the shops and galleries in the street. The hotel is only 50 metres from Bath's premier shopping street and there are over 100 restaurants and bars within 500 metres. Each of our bedrooms are special and unique. That said, each room has all the mod cons you need to feel right at home. Whatever room you choose, you can rest assured that a restful slumber is on the cards too.

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The Rising Sun Inn, Bath
  • Property type: Country Inn (Pub)
  • Distance from path: End of route

The Rising Sun Inn

3-4 Grove Street, Bath, Somerset, BA2 6PJ - Cotswold Way South

The Rising Sun dates from the 1700s and is ideally situated just off the famous Pulteney Bridge and Great Pulteney Street. Only 2 minutes' walk from shops, restaurants, museums and visitor attractions, but away from the crowds, as we are located in a side street. There is a rear courtyard garden, ideal for summer dining, and a cosy bar with open fire for the not so warm evenings, serving fine wines and real ales. All rooms have en-suite facilities, toiletries, TV, hairdryer, and tea/coffee, comfy beds and fluffy towels. Fresh, home-cooked food served Wednesday to Friday from 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm. Sunday roasts from 12.30pm to 4pm.

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Brocks Guest House, Bath
  • Property type: B & B
  • Distance from path: End of route.
  • OS reference: ST 74675 65315

Brocks Guest House

32 Brock Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2LN - Cotswold Way South

We are just a few minutes from the town centre, Roman Baths and Pump Room. We aim to offer you comfort and personal attention. We have full central heating so can assure you of warmth and comfort, whatever season your visit. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable.

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  • Property type: Guesthouse
  • Distance from path: 0.25 miles
  • OS reference: 756645

Cranleigh

159 Newbridge Hill, Somerset, BA1 3PX - Cotswold Way South

Family run, Victorian styled Bed & Breakfast. Offering a friendly and informal atmosphere with plenty of local information and advice on tap. Located in the quiet suburb of Newbridge, with easy access to the city centre and on-site & on street parking available. Range of individually styled and well-equipped rooms with free wi-fi. A continental style breakfast will be delivered to your room and you may add hot dishes at an additional cost. We recommend staying at least two nights in Bath. On Saturdays and everyday during spring/summer months (April - September) a minimum of 2 nights is required for advance reservations.

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Wi-Fi

Licensed

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Dogs accepted

Bike Storage

Car Parking

Packed Lunches

Evening Meals

Your own accommodation

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