The City of Bath is one of England’s tourist gems and has been welcoming visitors for over two millennia.
The Baths are not alone in being one of many great tourist attractions to be housed all within the boundaries of one city – take for example the ancient thermal springs, which are now numbered as one of the UK top five tourist attractions.
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Car Hire Information
To explore Bath you can walk to most areas, but if you have the surrounding area and countryside in mind then hiring a car might be wise!
There are a few local compainies which offer a reasonable price for different periods of time, from a day to a week, to even a month!!
Avis Rent a Car
Weston Road, BATH, BA1 2XT
Tel: 0844 544 6044
Lower Bristol Road
Tel: 01225 44 33 11
BA1 3JE BATH
Phone: +44 0371 3849985
Large car parks in Avon St, Charlotte St, Ham Gardens, Manvers St, Kingsmead Square, Walcot St.
Small car parks in Broad St and Sawclose.
For on-street parking in the centre 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday-Saturday you have to buy a ticket from machines by the roadside (approx £2 per hour).
It’s illegal to park on double-yellow lines at any time. On single yellow line you can only park outside working hours – a small sign will say exactly which times. Usually you’re OK on a single yellow on Sundays, and weekdays after 6.00pm or before 8.00am. Vehicles illegally parked will probably be towed away by a big lorry. It costs £125 to recover the car and there’s no getting out of it.
Royal United Hospital.
Tel. ( 01225) 428331
Two miles west of city.
Bath Central Library is in the Podium
Main post office opposite the Podium
Waitrose, the Podium
Sainsbury’s, Green Park Station
Morrisons, London Road
The place to get a cab is at the railway station or at Orange Grove, behind the Abbey. You don’t need a cab to get around the centre of Bath – it will be quicker walking – and if you’re going to somewhere on the outskirts from the centre you should think about booking a taxi!
The Bath Tourism Centre is located at the Abbey Churchyard, just south of the Abbey
Park and Ride schemes:
Odd Down – on the A367 (south side of Bath). Car park has the capacity for 1000 cars and has no height barriers. Please note that this car park is locked overnight, if the owner of a vehicle leaves it overnight they do so at their own risk. Service number 41 operates every 12-15 minutes to St. James’s Parade.
Landsdown – signposted from the junction of the A46/A420, 3 miles south of the M4 (the motorway is to the north of Bath). Car park has the capacity for 488 cars and has no height barriers. Service number 31 operates every 15 minutes to Milsom Street.
Newbridge – on the A4 (Upper Bristol Road, on the west side of Bath). Car park has the capacity for 450 cars. Please note that this car park has a height barrier in place which prevents vehicles over 6’6″ in height. Service number 21 operates every 10-15 minutes to Westgate Buildings.