Compared to the Roman baths in this historic city, the Kennet & Avon Canal is a relative newcomer at just 200 years old. However, its gentle curves are the perfect compliment to the formal elegance of Bath's Georgian architecture, leading you on tranquil towpath walks out towards the Wiltshire Downs.
Address: Sydney Road, Bath BA2 6NT
Visit time: 3hr - 4hrs
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: Limited to 2hrs on-street parking. Public pay & display car park at the train station
Toilets: Public toilets at Sydney Gardens South Gate
A great place to get out, get some fresh air and soak in the natural environment:
Sydney Gardens, Pump House Chimney, Cleveland House, Darlington Wharf, Sydney Wharf, Baird's Maltings, Thrimble Mill
Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the lock!
Community cafe - Lock 11 adjoining Pulteney Gardens
Cafe overlooking the museum gardens
Peaceful beer garden
Cafe & takeaway
Independent coffee shop
Pub and restaurant
Lovely picnic spots include Sydney Gardens. Grab your picnic hamper and enjoy the sunshine.
A unique Georgian canal in the heart of Bath
Great for kids
You may see:
A super stretch of idyllic canal where you'll see plenty of water birds.