Local area guide

Living in Bath

Thinking about moving to Bath? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Bath

Why Bath is a good place to live

Living in Bath is like stepping into a history book while still enjoying the benefits of modern Britain. The city is brimming with stunning Roman and Georgian architecture, which add a sense of grandeur to everyday life. Take for example, natural hot springs that were beloved by Ancient Romans, are still very much a part of the city's appeal today. Bath offers an array of amenities from independent shops, rich gastronomic experiences to quality city attractions like museums and spa facilities. The amicable weather, mild summers and cold but manageable winters, ensure comfortable living all year round. Plus, public transport in Bath is excellent, making it easy to get around the city or venture out into the stunning Somerset countryside.

What's Bath famous for?

Bath is famous for its historic Roman Baths, one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. They offer a fascinating glimpse into the lives of Romans in Britain. Bath is also widely recognised for its distinctive Georgian architecture, especially the Royal Crescent and Circus. The city's cultural scene boasts a rich literary heritage. Jane Austen, the esteemed author, briefly resided here with her family and later christened Bath as home for several of her fictional characters. Bath's charm has also seeped into pop culture as it was recently used as a filming location for the popular Netflix series 'Bridgerton'.

Things to do in Bath

There's plenty to keep you entertained in Bath. Start by stepping back in time at the Roman Baths Museum and enjoy choral music at Bath Abbey. Unwind at the Thermae Bath Spa, Britain's only natural thermal spa, and bask in rooftop hot spring experience offering a stunning panorama of the city. For those who enjoy being outdoors, you could explore Royal Victoria Park or admire the view from Alexandra Park. There are unique adventures the city offers like the Bath Spy Mission Treasure Trail for a mix of sightseeing with a twist. Don't miss out on trying local dishes such as the Bath Bun and Sally Lunn Bun for a taste of the city's culinary charm.

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Average asking prices in Bath today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£595,000

137 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£800,000

94 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£575,000

72 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£365,000

237 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Bath

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Transport in Bath

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Bath.

Local connections

Bath Spa
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Oldfield Park
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Freshford
National Rail
3.7 miles / 6.0 km
Avoncliff
National Rail
4.4 miles / 7.1 km
Bradford-on-Avon
National Rail
5.3 miles / 8.5 km
Keynsham
National Rail
6.3 miles / 10.1 km

Schools in Bath

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Bath.

Education in Bath

Bath College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2023)
Bath Academy
Ages: 14 - 19 years old
Widcombe Infant School
Ages: 5 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Widcombe CofE Junior School
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
St Andrew's Church School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Beechen Cliff School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Bath

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  • Coeur de Lion

    Bath, Avon, BA1

    Situated in Northumberland Place which leads off the High Street, is Bath's smallest pub The Coeur de Lion, originally known as Marchants Court, it was described by John Wood as "entirely new" in 1749.

  • Hideout

    Bath, Avon, BA1

    Upscale haunt featuring wide-ranging whiskeys & imaginative cocktails in a tiny, stone-walled nook.

  • Browns

    Bath, Avon, BA1

    Browns is right at the centre of the beautiful City of Bath, home to the stunning Guildhall and the magnificent Bath Abbey.

  • Crystal Palace

    Bath, Avon, BA1

    Brilliantly located right at the centre of the city, The Crystal Palace makes the perfect stop off on a busy day’s sightseeing. With the pub near the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey, it’s right on the tourist trail.