The city of Bath is only 20 minutes away from Trowbridge via rail, so for the sake of such a short trip, you could not visit Trowbridge without popping into Bath.
Famed globally for its Roman Baths and Georgian architecture which have led it to become a UNESCO World Heritage site, this beautiful city is celebrated for its honey-coloured buildings and is a popular location for filming period dramas for television and the big screen, Royal Crescent and the Circus being the two of the most typical examples of this.
Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in. Take an audio guide around the site of the Roman Baths and learn about the Great Bath, explore the museum and see a collection of more than 17,000 Roman coins recently discovered in the city.
Bath’s compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain in addition to High Street and designer names, making it the ideal city break. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries, and enjoy year-round festivals, theatre, music and sports.
With excellent transport links by both rail and bus, it’s easy to make a day out to Bath whilst staying in Wiltshire. There are direct trains to Bath Spa from Salisbury, Westbury, Warminster, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Chippenham and Swindon. The city also has three Park and Ride locations, with easy access to the city.
About a 30 minute drive by car will take you into to the center of Bath (11.5 miles away). The directions below will take you into the main car park in the center of Bath ‘Southgate Car Park’. It is one of the biggest car parks, but is often full. We highly recommend using the Park and Ride System that is in place.
Park and Ride
The Park and Ride System is very popular in Bath. It takes all the hassle out of trying to park in the city center and at a fraction of the cost, prices starting at £3 a day! We would recommend using the Odd Down Park and Ride as it is closer to Trowbridge.
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A scenic cycle route of 13.2 miles through a mixture of flat and hilly terrain will take you into the Bath city center via the Two Tunnels, a cycle route that gives you a view of Bath’s Georgian Crescents and countryside south of Bath.
By Public Transport
Bath is probably easier to enjoy via public transport and it’s certainly one of the travel solutions that we would recommend.
The train takes you straight from the centre of Trowbridge to the centre of Bath in about 20 minutes. Asides from it being better for the environment, it also means that you don’t have to worry about trying to find a parking space and you save the cost of parking too.
Bath is also easily accessible via bus and takes around an hour depending on which bus stop. Although it does take longer via bus, it’s also a great way to see the lovely towns and villages you will pass through to get to your destination.