Visiting Bath on a budget

Bath may be a grand and elegant city, but with a little planning it’s also great fun to explore when you’re on a bit of a tight budget. For one thing, there are all kinds of free guided walking tours available if you know where to be and when. Thanks to the Mayors Honorary Guides, all visitors can be treated to an introduction to the city’s architecture and heritage.

There are also boat trips that ferry passengers up and down the River Avon for a different perspective, and trips start at just £5 per person. If you’d rather take in the landmarks in your own time you can download the free audio walking tours available before you go, just pop them on to your ipod as you would a normal file and you’re ready to walk.

No visit to the city would be quite complete without exploring the Roman Baths and if you buy a combined ticket for £15 you’ll have entry to the Fashion Museum as well as the baths. Accommodation in Bath needn’t break the bank either, and thanks to the deals available from The Royal Hotel you can enjoy a luxurious stay in a listed building for just £99 each.