Visiting Bath During Corona Virus – A Virtual Tour of Bath
23 March 2020
We’re all going through unprecedented times. Self-isolation and social distancing are so important right now, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t still miss being able to visit some of our favourite places.
Thankfully, there are some online resources which can help those who love Bath to still see the city at a distance, until they’re once again able to come back and see the beautiful city of Bath in person.
Visiting the Holburne Museum
Although Bath’s famous Holburne Museum is closed until May 1st, you can still explore the museum’s collection via their online collections website. Eventually the Holburne’s entire collection of around 10,000 objects will be available to view online, but even now there’s a vast range of items you can see and learn about on their online collections website.
While the Abbey has ceased its Tower Tours until further notice, and has suspended all public services for the time being, you can still see a snippet of the Tower Tour via this YouTube Video.
Roman Baths and Pump Room
You can still explore Bath’s Roman Baths and Pump Rooms via this online 3D tour. The circle tags provide extra information about the highlights of the Baths such as the temple pediment and the Beau Street Hoard. Worth exploring even if you’ve visited the Roman Baths recently!
Treasures from Bath Record Office
While this might not be aerial views of the gorgeous vista while is Bath, here you can find fascinating snapshots of Bath’s past in the form of a letter from 1819 about visiting Bath, Theatre Royal playbills from 1781-82, a letter from the Bath Blitz, and much more besides.
Bath and Dyrham Park from Above
This drone footage gives a glorious overview of nearby Dyrham Park as its opening shots, followed by some aerial footage of Bath’s Pulteney Bridge and weir, Bath Abbey, the Parade Gardens, and much more.
A Walking Tour
This almost half-hour walking tour video is without a commentary but with the added bonus of normal sounds such as the calling of birds and gentle background conversation of passers-by to give you a real feeling of being there. It is also the most thorough exploration of the city centre area of Bath which we’ve found.
Visit Bath – The Whole CityThis “wish you were here” video postcard of Bath from Visit Bath includes highlights of Bath Abbey, Bath’s Royal Crescent, Bath’s Fashion Museum, the National Trust’s Prior Park – as well as a whole host of street views and virtual tastes of afternoon teas to enjoy (we can still eat with our eyes!).