With the entire city of Bath inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this ancient and beautiful place in the west of the U.K. is a treasure trove for history buffs and a delightful destination for millions of annual visitors. Book hotels in Bath, and you'll find yourself in a Roman spa town, a showcase of Georgian architectural splendor, and a contemporary tourist spot that matches many a storybook vision of Old England.
If you're flying into Bristol Airport, you'll have a number of convenient transportation options that make it easy to get to hotels near Bath, approximately 11 miles away. Taxis are available outside the terminal, and there's a booking office to assist you. Car rental company desks are also within walking distance of the terminal. Several public transportation options also exist: The Airport Flyer Bus goes directly to the main train station and the main bus station in Bristol, both of which offer frequent connections to Bath. If you fly into London instead of Bristol, look for London hotels and spend a night in the vibrant capital of the U.K. before heading west. The best hotels in Bath will put you close to its top tourist attraction, an ancient complex of Roman baths open to the public as a museum. Built over a natural spring, these circa-A.D. 70 structures are considered to be among the most impressive Roman monuments in the world. You can bathe in the same warm, mineral-rich waters as the Romans did at a local spa. Another major historic landmark is Bath Abbey, an enormous medieval church known for its stunning stained-glass windows. Visitors can take a tour of its tower. If you decide to arrange rental cars in Bath, take a drive around the Cotswolds region that surrounds it. With its rolling hills and villages of thatched-roofed stone cottages, the region is regarded as one of the prettiest in England.
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