Getting Around – Other Places
London is about 100 miles east of Bath. Links are excellent, so despite the distance you can easily do London in a day trip. In fact, many people commute from Bath to London daily.
Heathrow Airport is around 80 miles east of Bath (and therefore 20 miles west of London). Bristol Airport is much nearer, but has few international flights.
Gatwick Airport is about 100 miles east of Bath (and about 25 miles south of London). Heathrow is much more convenient for Bath.
The splendid Scottish capital of Edinburgh is about 300 miles north of Bath. It is not possible to do it in a day trip, whatever your travel agent told you!
The university town of Oxford is about 60 miles north-east of Bath. It can be visited in a day trip.
Don’t be fooled by the ‘Avon’ – it’s a different river to the one that flows through Bath. The overrated Stratford is a long way from Bath, around 65 miles, but can be done as a day trip.
You can easily hop between Bristol and Bath – they’re only 15 miles apart, with frequent bus and train links. Lots of people commute by bicycle along Britain’s best cycle path which links the two cities.
A delightful village about 12 miles east of Bath, almost totally unchanged since William Henry Fox Talbot took the world’s first proper photograph there 150 years ago. No train station.
A delightful village about 12 miles north east of Bath, almost totally unchanged 150 years ago. No train station and bus links poor.
Village about 25 miles east of Bath with a stone circle that’s is arguably much more interesting than Stonehenge.
Heavily touristed stone circle 30 miles south-east of Bath. A mystical place of inspiration, or a pile of rocks, depending on your viewpoint. The nearest you can get is several yards away behind a fence. No train access. Avebury has more to see and do, and you can go right up to the stones.