Visit Bath: A SUAVE OWL Guide
Considering a trip to the stunning City of Bath, but unsure what awaits you? Want to visit us, but would like to make a day of it? Discover some of what the Roman and Georgian city has to offer. Start planning your trip right here!
The City of Bath has a UNESCO World Heritage city status, marking it a city of significance. Bath is also listed as one of eleven Great Spa Towns Of Europe, making it a double listed site, and even more intriguing. While years of compiling history have earned the city these titles, one of Bath’s standout attractions has had more influence than others.
The Roman Baths are utterly unique and the reason behind the city's name. They were constructed in the first few decades of Roman Britain and used as a place to bathe, socialise and worship until the end of Roman rule in Britain. They provide an insight into the lives of Roman residents, showing us their rituals and their day-to-day activities. Not only this, but the springs are a geographical wonder to see. The depths of preservation are astounding. It is no wonder they are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK - certainly a worth-while addition to any visit.
Museums & Galleries
The list does not stop after the Roman Baths. The City of Bath’s attractions are extensive and cover a range of subjects.
The Victoria Art Gallery is free to enter, with a fee for visiting their changing exhibit. It has a collection of oil paintings, sculptures, pottery and glass work with significance to Bath. The Holburne, famously featured in the Netflix series Bridgerton as character Lady Danbury’s house, is home to a collection which has belonged to the people of Bath since 1882. Significant names in the collection include Gainsborough, Guardi, Stubbs, Ramsay, and Zoffany.
Explore the lives of William and Caroline Herschel and their home in Bath at the Herschel Museum Of Astronomy. Stand in the very spot that William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. See the equipment used, personal artefacts and their workshop. For anybody with an intrigue in history and space, this is the spot for you.
Explore The Museum Of East Asian Art, The Postal Museum, The Museum Of Bath At Work, the American Museum & Gardens and No.1 Royal Crescent. Promenade around the Circus and the Crescent. Marvel at Bath Abbey's grandiose gothic architecture. Each attraction has unique merits and are ready for you.
A Chance To Unwind
Bath Aquae Spa is central to the City of Bath. The waters utilise the same geothermic natural springs as the Roman Baths, which you can no longer bathe in. They have reported healing properties and were Bath’s first tourist attraction. Dip into the two large pools, one of which has a rooftop view of the city, and visit the smaller spa experience rooms. You will come out rejuvenated, relaxed, and refreshed.
Become part of a Bath legacy that has lasted thousands of years.
Retail Of Your Dreams
And last, but not least, the City of Bath is famous for its shopping scene. We are so happy to count ourselves among the ranks of unique independents, bustling markets, and charming boutiques. Enjoy fine dining and fashion splurges between bouts of museum exploration, gallery pondering and sight-seeing.
Our store in Bath is well worth a visit. SUAVE OWL is an award-winning men’s retailer, stocking formal and casualwear alongside original brand garments. Our size range caters for all men, meaning every gent who walks through the door can get exactly what he wants. Our friendly and helpful team are always willing to answer your queries or lend you a hand!
Bath is easy to reach. Trains only take an hour and a half to reach Bath from London. The M4 runs past Bath, making driving to the city easy, and from there you can take use of the many park and rides that serve the city. For any more distant visitors, the closest airport is Bristol International Airport with a bus service that will take you to Bath city centre.
When you reach the city, our home on Milsom Street is tricky to miss. Take a walk up the hill from the bus and train station. Go past the Southgate shopping district, Roman Baths, and Bath Abbey. Follow central Bath uphill and eventually you will end up on our doorstep. Read our blog Milsom Street: A Fashion Forward History for the full info on the past of our historic street too!
With casualwear, formalwear, footwear and more waiting for you, a shopping session at our store is a must-do on your trip. Peruse our website and follow our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and TikTok to see the SUAVE OWL experience waiting for you at 33 Milsom Street, Bath!