There’s so many beautiful photo spots in Bath, England as it’s a UNESCO city full of grand honey-coloured Georgian Architecture. I’ve had the pleasure of doing a couple of Instagram takeovers for @VisitBath as it’s long been one of my favourite places to visit and photograph.
Over the years I’ve enjoyed revisiting the locations featured below and capturing them during different seasons and weathers.
The Royal Crescent | Photo spots in Bath
The Royal Crescent is one of the finest places to admire and photograph Bath’s stunning Georgian architecture, which was used for the 2020 Netflix Series Bridgerton. Stretching 500-feet, the 18th century townhouses (with a museum and hotel) overlook Royal Victoria Park. The uniform design with dozens of columns make it very pleasing to the eye and camera lens no matter where you are standing.
Dating back to 1482, The North Parade contains the oldest house in the city which is now one of my favourite places for tea in Bath, Sally Lunn’s Eating House.
There’s several corners I love to capture in this small area, including the passage where Sally Lunn’s resides, the grand North Parade buildings (and its old leaning tree), and the narrow street that connects it to the Abbey Green with a classic black street lamp.
Pulteney Bridge | Photo spots in Bath
Have you even been to Bath if you haven’t shared an Instagram post of Bath’s Pulteney bridge? This wonderful scene came to be thanks to designer Robert Adam in 1769, prompted by an ambitious idea of land owner William Johnstone Pulteney.
There are several angles people enjoy photographing the bridge – a popular viewpoint is from Grand Parade, and it’s easy to see why with a backdrop of green hills peaking into view and being able to frame all three arches that cross the river Avon.
Some of my favourite shots have been on the bridge itself and the characterful shops that line it, one of which turned out to be popular on @VisitBath’s Instagram account too! Another popular location for photos is river level amongst the pigeons or in the nearby Parade Gardens.
Bath Abbey and Churchyard
The site of Bath Abbey has been a place of worship for over 1000 years, and the Church has undergone many restorations in that time. Many grand changes occurred in the 1800’s with a redesign of the towers, addition of flying buttresses and replacing the wooden ceiling with a stunning stone fan design.
The entrance onto the Abbey Churchyard with the ladders of Angels is a hotspot for photo-loving tourists, as well as Kingston Parade, the centre point for the annual Bath Christmas Market. Bath Abbey also offers guided tours that includes climbing up 212 stairs for panoramic views of the city streets below.
The Circus | Photo spots in Bath
The Circus is another spectacular example of Bath’s beautiful Georgian Architecture where the townhouses circle five huge London plain trees that are around 200 years old.
There are of course many more beautiful photo spots in Bath, England and the best way to see them all is following @VisitBath on Instagram – and as you do I’d love it if you could check out my feed @ExploreWithEd too!