TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

The Bath Tourist Information Centre can be found in the Abbey Churchyard and provides information on Bath and the surrounding area. From guide books and leaflets to souvenirs and tours, this is a good place to start planning your exploration of Bath's attractions. Tourist Information in Bath Abbey Courtyard
Open:  Mon-Sat 9.30am to 5.00pm
              Sun 10.00am to 4.00pm
Tel: 44 (0)1225 477101

General Tourist Information

Most telephone numbers below are quoted as local Bath numbers. For use from elsewhere in the UK prefix with 01225, for use from outside the UK prefix with +44 1225.
Cash dispensers
Barclays - Westgate Street and Manvers Street
Lloyds - Lower Borough Walls and Milsom Street
Midland - Milsom Street, Southgate and the University
National Westminster - Bath Street, High Street and George Street
Royal Bank of Scotland - Quiet Street
Link Machines
Llyods TSB - Upper Borough Walls
Abbey National - Bath Street
Nationwide - Quiet Street
Halifax - Southgate and The Corridor
Girobank - Main Post Office, New Bond Street/Broad Street
- Upper Borough Walls
Abbey National - Bath Street
Nationwide - Quiet Street
Halifax - Southgate and The Corridor
Girobank - Main Post Office, New Bond Street/Broad Street
Bath's Main Post Office
The Main Post Office
 
Post Office
Main Post Office, New Bond Street. Mon - Fri, 9.00am - 5.30pm. Sat, 9.00am - 1.00pm.
Cinemas
Cannon (Beau Nash) - 1 screen, Westgate Street. Tel. 461730
Robins - 3 screens, next to the Theatre Royal. Tel. 461506
Little Theatre - 2 screens, St Michael's Place. Tel. 466822
Theatre Royal
Contact number for tickets is the Theatre Royal Box Office
Box Office - 448844
Being a compact city centre, Bath is easy to get around - it only takes 30 minutes to walk from one end to the other. However, parking is at a premium, so take advantage of the free private car park at Carfax's rear if you can. It works on a first-come first-served basis and accommodates 11 places. We additionally have a limited number of resident parking permits, again on a first-come basis, available from reception. These will allow you to park in the Zone 1 resident parking bays dotted around the hotel. Please refer to the the parking bay map and the Guide to Parking (MS Word .doc) for more details. For complete security you may hire a lock-up garage in our Mews Carriage House. I

Overnight, from 6.00pm - 10.00am  -  Monday to Saturday, vehicles parked in payment zones are free, as is Sunday which is free all day.

The main commercial car parks are in Avon Street, Charlotte Street, Walcot Street, Ham Gardens, Manvers Street and Kingsmead Square. You can also park at the Sports Centre and Bath Cricket Club, both in North Parade Road, or in the smaller car parks in Broad Street, Sawclose and Walcot Street.

Park and Ride
Free parking with cheap buses to and from the City centre every 15 minutes.
Newbridge Road, Mon - Sat, 7.30am - 7.30pm
University (Claverton Down), Sat only, 8.30am - 6.30pm
Lansdown (Playing Fields), Mon - Fri, 7.30am - 7.30pm
Odd Down, Mon - Sat, 7.30am - 7.30pm
Petrol - 24 Hours
Walcot Service Station, London Road
Churchill Bridge Service Station, Lower Bristol Road
Taxis
There are taxi ranks at Orange Grove, Milsom Street, the railway station and New Orchard Street. Here are a few numbers of well known firms:
Abbey Radio Taxis
- 465843
Fleet Cars - 446677
Orange Grove Taxis - 447777
Rainbow Taxis - 460606
Silver Sails Taxis - 444444
Cycle Hire
The city centre is flat(ish) and there are plenty of racks to lock your bike up reasonably securely. Getting out of Bath often means a fairly steep hill climb but there are two flat routes - one out to Bristol using the Bath to Bristol cycle path, the second out towards Bradford upon Avon using the Kennet and Avon canal path along the beautiful Limpley Stoke valley. Bikes are available for hire from:
Avon Valley Cyclery, at the rear of Bath Spa Station - 461880
Wheelchair Access
Shop Mobility - 481744, can provide information on wheelchair access to the city centre and have wheelchairs available for short term (daily) hire. Open 9.30 - 4.30 Monday to Friday and 9.00 to 1.00 Saturday they are located behind the Bus Station. For longer term wheelchair hire try, Ability Plus - 422648.
Camping
The only camp site near to Bath is:
Newton Mill Caravan & Camping Park
, Newton St Loe, Bath - 333909

Other Useful Phone Numbers

Bath and North East Somerset Council - 477000
Badgerline Bus Station - 464446
Police Station - 444343
Royal United Hospital - 428331