Best Of Bath Summertime
When the temperature rises in Bath, join the crowds to picnic or laze around in Royal Victoria Park, just below the Royal Crescent. The park extends further to the west with a duck pond, botanical gardens and a grotto to explore.
Alternatively, Parade Gardens is a picturesque spot next to the river and in the heart of the city. You can sit in a deckchair and enjoy views of the Weir and Pulteney Bridge. Then there is the more secluded Sydney Gardens that Jane Austen often visited. The gardens are on the Kennet and Avon Canal, next to the Holburne Museum.
Take a free walking tour around the centre of Bath or hire some bicycles from Avon Valley Cyclery behind the railway station and cycle along the canal.
You might also want to visit Prior Park – a Capability Brown landscape garden on a hill above Bath with views of the city and a remarkable Palladian bridge.
You can also choose from boat trips on the river and the canal, while the boating station of Forrester Road hires out punts for a quintessentially English experience.