United Kingdom : Safety by City
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Bath is a World Heritage Site, located around 100 miles west of London and 15 miles southeast of Bristol.
Here, you’ll find Roman baths fascinating – since this is a Roman and Georgian spa city.
You’ll also find the Thermae Bath Spa – the only natural hot spa in Britain, and very relaxing. A modern spa but the same spring that the Romans used.
You can also wander around and enjoy architecture: Royal Crescent, The Circus, etc.
The best thing in Bath is just walking around, enjoying the architecture & small scale city.
You can also rent a bike and cycle along the canal path to/from Bradford-on-Avon.
Warnings & Dangers in Bath
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Overall Bath is a very safe city to visit! Even though there are parts that are dangerous and should be avoided, it is, for the most part, completely safe to travel to.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Taxis and other forms of transportation are known to be very safe and reliable in Bath, as would be expected in a city belonging to such a developed European country.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
Even pickpockets aren't too common in Bath. You might encounter a bag snatcher or a thief here and there but it isn't the norm. Take basic precaution measures and minimize your chances of being stolen from.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
You can relax when it comes to natural disasters, because, apart from constant raining, there are no threats!
MUGGING RISK : LOW
When it comes to mugging and kidnapping, Bath is very safe. However, you should be careful and avoid dangerous areas where you could, hypothetically, get attacked.
TERRORISM RISK : HIGH
The United Kingdom has recently been targeted by a terrorist attacks and it is now publicly announced that the threat to the UK is severe.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
Since it is so filled with tourists, it only makes sense that the place will be full of people trying to scam you. Always be cautious with people trying to distract you, help you with your luggage, or groups of people acting strange. Always check your change twice and negotiate everything in advance.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Bath is mostly very safe for women to travel to. Just follow your basic common sense and general rules of things to avoid, and you should be fine.
So... How Safe Is Bath Really?
Generally speaking, Bath is a very safe city to visit and what contributes to its friendly and vigorous vibe is the large number of tourists and university students.
Bath city centre is filled with people, and is a really vibrant scene until late on Friday and Saturday evenings, but you should count on things getting a little bit dangerous and rowdy when it comes to closing time, so avoid roaming the streets with bars at those hours.
You may also encounter occasional groups of homeless beggars around the parks and abbey and this can be very uncomfortable and scary.
The city is a great place for cyclists, but be aware that there have been robberies and attacks on the wonderful Bath-to-Bristol cycle path.
The biggest nuisance for tourists has to be the risk of pickpockets, so you should be very careful when visiting important city landmarks and tourist areas, or crowded places.
Do not leave your valuables in plain sight or at a visible place in a locked car, and always lock the car when exiting the vehicle. Pickpockets, as well as beggars often work in teams.
Another thing to watch out for is crossing the roads, since every year tourists suffer from traffic accidents because the British people drive on the left side of the road which is highly confusing for people from around the world.
- Visas - Member countries of the EU do not need visas to enter the United Kingdom, as well as some other countries, but there is a considerable number of countries that do. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the United Kingdom.
- Currency - The British pound is the currency in Bath. Keep in mind that this is one of the most expensive countries in Europe and the prices of accommodation in most cities of the country are skyrocketing. You should bear in mind that you will need about 100£ per day, including accommodation.
- Weather - In Bath, the climate is warm and temperate. Bath has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. Along with the rest of South West England, Bath goes through the characteristics of a temperate climate which generally means wetter and milder weather than the rest of the country.
- Airports - Bath doesn't have its own airport. The closest airport is Bristol International Airport located less than 32 km from Bath. There is a regular and quick train service between Bristol and Bath. Buses and taxis are also available.
- Travel Insurance - Just like anywhere else, we recommend getting travel insurance when traveling to Bath, since it covers not only the costs of medical problems, but also theft and loss of valuables.
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