Best places to visit in Bath as a student on a budget

Posted in: Postgraduate, The City of Bath

When considering places to visit as a student, there is one thing we students always keep in mind - price! Lucky for us there are many attractions in Bath offering student discounts and some even allow free entry for University of Bath students. Therefore our budgets do not hold us back when getting involved. 

Here are the top places to visit as a student in Bath on a budget. 

1) Museums 

Bath's heritage and imposing architecture are very important to experience when in Bath and there are many museums in the city which offer the chance to jump back in time. Two of these include the Roman Baths and the Holburne Museum. Both of these attractions are free for Bath students and allow you to learn more about the famous history of Bath. You could spend hours at any of the museums in Bath and the staff are always happy to answer your questions. In fact, the Holburne Museum has a range of changing exhibitions so there is always something new to experience. Furthermore, it is important to point out that just outside the Roman Bath is the classic Bath Abbey. This beautiful abbey has stunning architecture and glistens on a sunny day so it is definitely worth having a look around when you get the chance.

2) Royal Crescent 

The Royal Crescent is one of the iconic places in Bath, which has recently been the setting for the hit Netflix series Bridgeton, so visiting here is a must. Especially in the spring and summer months, this is a great place to sit and have a picnic with friends. The Royal Crescent overlooks Royal Victoria Park where there are lovely walks and the botanical garden which is worth a trip. There is also a glow-in-the-dark mini golf course a short walk from the Royal Crescent where you can enjoy a game day or night. Additionally, over the summer and winter months, there is 'Bath on the Beach' and 'Bath on Ice' open to the public near the Crescent. This offers ice skating over the Christmas period and in the summer a great place to chill with friends. 

3) Thermae Spa 

The Thermae Spa is a natural thermal spa in the centre of Bath. This is a great place to relax and a 25% student discount is available. The basic spa packages offer two-hour access to the wellness suite which has steam rooms, an infrared room and an ice chamber. Additionally, there is an open-air rooftop pool which gives a 356º view over the whole of the city. 

4) Walks

There are multiple walking routes throughout Bath and it is important to explore these since we are lucky enough to be in the countryside. These include the Two Tunnel path, the canal towards Warleigh Weir and Bath Skyline, not to mention the hidden parks and gardens available to stroll in. All of these offer short and longer walking trails which allow you to explore to outdoors and get some fresh air. Likewise, if you have a bike or fancy renting one, these paths are a great place to go.

Overall, Bath is a perfect place to be a student and there is lots to do in the city to fill your free time. This list is just some of many of the activities available. Others include escape rooms, the Jane Austen Centre, watching shows at the Theatre Royal and multiple art galleries. 

Posted in: Postgraduate, The City of Bath


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