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3 of the best Bath tours from London

by Paul Stafford  |  Published December 13, 2019

The key to Bath’s popularity and fame is in the name. It was the Romans who first recognised the value of the hot springs in the area. They were quick to build a thermae, or imperial bath complex, on the site, which they steadily developed further during their reign over the course of around three and a half centuries. That early significance has meant that through the ensuing centuries, further important buildings were constructed, including Bath Abbey in the 7th century, and the fine 18th-century Georgian architecture for which Bath is also celebrated, such as the elegant townhouses of the Royal Crescent and the Circus.

Bath tours from London usually include stops at some of the region’s other highlights, of which there are many, including Stonehenge and the Cotswolds. There is a broad range of tour options available, but given the distance from London, full-day tours are the minimum in terms of time, in order to make the most of Bath. Cheap tours are available too, as well as longer trips over a couple of days that seek to offer a more comprehensive exploration of the region, with the Cotswolds and Oxford making it onto the itinerary. Here are three of the best tours on offer.