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Here is a list of books for Bath that you may find useful.

If you plan to travel to Bath you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Bath and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.



Bath books: Maps

Bath Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map)
Bath Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map)

Map: 1 pages
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 0.8 cm

Price: £2.50

Publication: 16 Feb 2012

Bath Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map)   Bath Mini Map (A-Z Mini Map)


Bath PopOut Map - pocket size pop-up street map of Bath - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)
Bath PopOut Map - pocket size pop-up street map of Bath - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)

Bath PopOut Map - pocket size pop-up street map of Bath - folded pocket size travel map
The ultimate pocket city map of Bath!

Explore the gorgeous city of Bath with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size yet big on detail, this compact, dependable, city map will ensure you don't miss a thing.

* Includes a PopOut map - a detailed street by street plan of the city centre
* Advice on the top things to see while you're there
* Handy, self-folding, tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format
* Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination
* Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included

Price: £1.95

Publication: 1 Mar 2013

Bath PopOut Map - pocket size pop-up street map of Bath - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)   Bath PopOut Map - pocket size pop-up street map of Bath - folded pocket size travel map (Popout Maps)


Bath books: Travel Guides

Bath
Bath

In this text, Kirsten Elliott not only narrates Bath's story through the centuries but also brings it up to date, celebrating the modern city as a vibrant place attracting visitors from all over the world. The story is illustrated by Neill Menneer's photographs.

Price: £19.20

Publication: Hardcover. April , 2004

Bath   Bath


Bath (Pitkin City Guides)
Bath (Pitkin City Guides)

32 pages. By Annie Bullen and Angela Royston. The Romans arrived in this green valley nearly two thousand years ago and were captivated by the miraculous stream of endless hot water. The restored bath and temples complex and the splendid Abbey attract thousands of visitors to the city each year. Use this guide to explore today's Bath where visitors can once more experience the benefits of a dip in the natural mineral water and enjoy a lot more besides - stylish shops and restaurants, interesting galleries and museums, and the feel of a lively city with its historic past informing an exciting present. It is available in four languages.

Price: £3.99

Publication: Paperback - 20 Apr 2007

Bath (Pitkin City Guides)   Bath (Pitkin City Guides)


Bath, pocket guides (Thomas Cook Pocket Guides)
Bath, pocket guides (Thomas Cook Pocket Guides)

Paperback: 96 pages
Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 10.4 x 0.8 cm

Price: £3.43

Publication: 13 Jan 2011

Bath, pocket guides (Thomas Cook Pocket Guides)   Bath, pocket guides (Thomas Cook Pocket Guides)


Discovering Bath: Illustrated Guide to Bath (Walkabout S.)
Discovering Bath: Illustrated Guide to Bath (Walkabout S.)

This guide features a hand-drawn guide to Bath, with the author taking the reader round the key areas of the historical town. Another title from the Cotswold publisher, Reardon.

Price: £5.95

Publication: Paperback. November 1997

Discovering Bath: Illustrated Guide to Bath (Walkabout S.)   Discovering Bath: Illustrated Guide to Bath (Walkabout S.)


Insight Guides: Great Breaks Bath (Insight Great Breaks)
Insight Guides: Great Breaks Bath (Insight Great Breaks)

The latest in our series of local UK guides for everyone who wants to re-discover Britain's gems! Ideal for on-the-spot use, this Bath edition make the perfect companion for both first-time and repeat visitors. It's packed with a diverse range of things to see and do, highlighting everything that visitors simply cannot afford to miss, as well as interesting information on all the sights to really get the most out of your trip. The top 10 attractions are recommended so you can be sure that you will see the very best of Bath, including the spectacular Roman Baths, indulgent Thermae Bath Spa as well as the stunning Georgian architecture of The Royal Crescent and The Circus. Fascinating facts and tips are provided to help you make the most of your stay and you will find 10 of the most irresistible walks and tours detailed which are specially designed to suit every interest and taste, whether you are looking for a relaxing weekend break or an active holiday. All routes are timed and accompanied by easy-to-follow maps for stress-free navigation and feature hand-picked places to eat, drink and shop en-route. There is a handy overview map for each area providing instant orientation at a glance and plenty of practical advice is detailed including information on transport and where to find the best locally produced food. When it comes to accommodation this guide covers everything from family-friendly B&Bs to small boutique hotels. Containing beautiful full-colour photography and invaluable information, this guide is truly a delight to read and the ultimate companion on your trip to Bath, one of Britain's most beautiful cities.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 9 Feb 2011

Insight Guides: Great Breaks Bath (Insight Great Breaks)   Insight Guides: Great Breaks Bath (Insight Great Breaks)


The Naked Guide to Bath new edition (Naked Guides)
The Naked Guide to Bath new edition (Naked Guides)

One of Bath's principal industries is tourism, with more than one million staying visitors and 3.8 million day visitors to the city on an annual basis. The visitors come to this World Heritage Site mainly for the Roman Baths and to admire the city's Georgian elegance. The Naked Guide to Bath provides in-depth information for all the must-see sites, but is also a modern guide book for a modern city. The Naked Guide recommends the best places to eat, drink and shop and includes advice on children's activities, day trips and much more.

Price: £9.00

Publication: 14 Jun 2012

The Naked Guide to Bath new edition (Naked Guides)   The Naked Guide to Bath new edition (Naked Guides)


The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge
The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge

Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset is the ultimate guide to this alluring region. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out.

In The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset :

- Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing

- Area-by-area chapter highlights

- Top 5 boxes

- 'Things not to miss' section- Detailed information on Salisbury and Stonehenge

Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset.

Price: £8.96

Publication: 1 Mar 2012

The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge   The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset: Includes Salisbury and Stonehenge


Bath books: History & Heritage

A History of Bath: Image and Reality
A History of Bath: Image and Reality

Bath is one of the most popular and significant tourist destinations in Britain. No fewer than four million visitors each year visit the much-renovated Roman Baths, marvel at the sites of this World Heritage city, or simply meander through its now carefully conserved eighteenth-century streets. For a few hours before they are whisked away to Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh or London, they absorb the carefully presented image of Bath as ancient spa, elegant Georgian city and haunt of the likes of Richard 'Beau' Nash or Jane Austen. Bath has always tried to present itself in a favourable light. The true picture of Bath throughout its long and varied history is of course much fuller, more interesting and varied than the facade presented to casual visitors. From its earliest known history as spa during the Roman period, Bath transformed itself into Saxon monastic town and subsequently Norman cathedral city. It developed into a regional market and - perhaps surprisingly - a centre of the woollen trade during the Middle Ages, before becoming probably the most important health resort of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Thereafter, rapid expansion in the Georgian period created an enduring architectural legacy which made Bath the country's foremost fashionable resort, attracting increasing numbers of visitors. From the later 1700s, the city experienced some years of relative decline, from which it re-emerged, this time as a favoured place of genteel residence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This theme of constant re-invention now sees Bath attempt to become a 'festival city', in the market for cultural tourism, while the long-anticipated opening of a new thermal spa should bring a new lease of life to the hot springs which, of course, represent Bath's very oldest attraction, and in many ways its very raison d'etre. This book goes beyond the narrow, popular image of Bath to explore 2000 years of extraordinary change, variety and interest, focusing wherever possible on the lives of ordinary residents, and seeking to explain as well as to chronicle Bath's truly unique historical legacy.

Price: £6.90

Publication: 15 Jun 2006

A History of Bath: Image and Reality   A History of Bath: Image and Reality


Bath Then & Now (Then & Now (History Press))
Bath Then & Now (Then & Now (History Press))

If you think Bath is 'just' a pretty Georgian city, then think again. Much of the centre of Bath is not as old as first impressions would imply, and there has been perpetual change in even the most historical corners of the city. In this captivating new collection, stunning archive images from the collection of Bath in Time as set alongside modern photographs from professional photographer Dan Brown. The text from local historian John Branston builds on painstaking research into the developments that have brought Bath to where it is today.

Price: £12.79

Publication: 1 Mar 2013

Bath Then & Now (Then & Now (History Press))   Bath Then & Now (Then & Now (History Press))


Bath: City on Show
Bath: City on Show

"Bath - City on Show" provides a unique and fascinating blend of historical images, contemporary photography and informative text. Contrasting a World Heritage city as depicted over several hundred years with how it is seen through the lens today, talented local photographers have worked in all seasons developing a stunning portfolio of new and original views of Bath's most notable locations. These are presented with a pick of classic images of the city from the extensive archives of Bath in Time. From the Roman Baths of 2,000 years ago to the 21st century Thermae Bath Spa, via Georgian splendour and architectural grandeur, Bath has evolved to meet the changing needs and tastes of its residents and visitors. This book is a compelling and powerful reminder of past times with a fresh and revealing look at life today.

Price: £7.59

Publication: 1 Mar 2010

Bath: City on Show   Bath: City on Show


Bath books: Walking and Tours

Kiddiwalks Around Bristol and Bath (Kiddiwalks S.)
Kiddiwalks Around Bristol and Bath (Kiddiwalks S.)

This is a collection of 20 circular walks, designed for children and family groups which explore the flora and fauna, wildlife and history of the countryside around Bristol and Bath. Walks are included in places such as Ebbor Gorge, Brean Down, Old Sodbury Fort, Bradford-on-Avon and Goblin Coombe.

Price: £5.96

Publication: Paperback (April 30, 2004)

Kiddiwalks Around Bristol and Bath (Kiddiwalks S.)   Kiddiwalks Around Bristol and Bath (Kiddiwalks S.)


The Bristol and Bath Cycle Guide
The Bristol and Bath Cycle Guide

This guide contains 20 leisure rides designed around the city paths, parkland and riversides of Bristol and Bath, as well as tours in the local Cotswoldian surrounds. Easy rides are listed for children and beginners, plus excellent off road rides for mountain bikers. There are also listings of cafes and pubs en route, and all the ride instructions are accompanied with detailed mapping. Ride the Clifton Gorge end-to-end; mounain bike on the Mendips; bag the famous Bristol-Bath railway path and the Bath-Bradford towpath; explore the river Avon; admire the Severn Bridges and estuary fenland; take tea on tour via Durham Park; taste the Cotswolds near Yate; and come to Castle Comb, England's prettiest village.

Price: £7.58

Publication: 6 April 2004

The Bristol and Bath Cycle Guide   The Bristol and Bath Cycle Guide


Bath books: General Interest

Bath (Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides)
Bath (Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides)

This title is a comprehensive architectural guide to Bath, England's finest Georgian city. Full of new discoveries and lively descriptions of the city's notable buildings, the book features specially taken colour illustrations throughout and numerous easy-to-use walking maps. The great set-pieces of Bath - the famous Pump Room, The Circus, Royal Crescent - are embedded in a graceful urban landscape developed by a long succession of gifted local architects. The city's Roman roots are represented by the remains of its extraordinary baths, its medieval prosperity by the splendid Abbey. Exquisite villas and terraces on the surrounding hills add further variety. For all who share an interest in the buildings of Bath, from architect to historian, tourist to armchair traveller, this is a useful work.

Price: £10.00

Publication: 14 Nov 2003

Bath (Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides)   Bath (Pevsner Architectural Guides: City Guides)


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