With sweeping Georgian crescents, Roman ruins, and beautiful Avon River views, the UNESCO–listed city of Bath is widely considered among the great treasures of Britain. See below for our top tours of Bath and the West Country from London.
Lying within easy reach of London by road, Bath makes an ideal day trip destination from the capital. Escape busy London and stroll the honey-colored streets of Bath, once home to famous author Jane Austen, to gain insight into the city’s colorful past and admire top attractions including the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Most day trips to Bath from London also include time to take in other famous British sites of interest such as the Cotswolds, Oxford, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Stonehenge, or Windsor Castle.
Overnight tours from London give travelers an opportunity to spend a little more time in the Georgian city of Bath and the surrounding areas of interest. In addition to exploring Bath, visitors can see medieval Oxford (home to the famous Oxford University colleges) and spin through authentic Cotswold villages. With accommodations and breakfast typically included, you’ll enjoy a relaxing break in the British countryside before returning to the city.
Things to Know
- Bath lies 115 miles (185 kilometers) west of London, a drive of about three hours.
- Stonehenge is located 86 miles (138 kilometers) from London, a journey of about two hours by road.
- Most Bath tours from London also visit Windsor Castle, only 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the capital.
- Full-day and multi-day tours to the West Country from London generally include a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended.