They say it does not matter where you are in Bath, you will always see a patch of green somewhere; something that is quite rare for a popular, bustling city. With so many hills, honey-hued buildings and historic features, it is true that everywhere you turn you will be hit with another spectacular sight. ‘Best view in Bath’ is a topic we sporadically discuss in the office, so this week we decided to ask members of the Pritchards team to name their favourite city sights and explain why their choice deserves to be a contender…
The Empire Apartment over Parade Gardens “This view from one of Pritchards’ apartments for sale has to be one of the most spectacular city-living views. You can see everything – from the Abbey and Parade Gardens down towards the train station, and out over Ralph Allen Drive and the hills beyond. I would never get bored of waking up to this.” A route out of the city on two wheels
“This is the view as you head towards the wonderful ‘two tunnels’ bicycle route, looking up towards Englishcombe Crescent. I am lucky I get to see this when I use my bike on my commute to work, but the route can be picked up at numerous points throughout the city, and you will soon find yourself in the beautiful Midford Valley after an exciting journey through the tunnel. Do not forget your torch or bike lights – and a bell!” St James’s Square “An enviable view looking out towards the Approach Golf Course, this picture is taken from one of the apartments for sale with Pritchards, and also enjoys a view over St James’s Square itself. With all this greenery, you might forget you are just a couple of minutes’ walk from the city centre.” Above Sydney Buildings “One of the most spectacular views of Bath can be experienced from the National Trust fields above Sydney Buildings up through Smallcombe Vale to the Bath Skyline. You can’t fail to stop for a while to take in the breath-taking sight of the city below and across towards Lansdown and beyond. It is the perfect spot to take a picnic and watch the sun set.” From Rutherford Place, Camden “It is no surprise this Camden property was snapped up earlier this year with a view like this. Situated on the northern slopes, I think the Camden area is one of Bath’s landmark locations, offering panoramic views of the city from an elevated position. I could spend all day gazing from this window!” City view to Pultney Bridge
“This has to be the classic picture-postcard image of Bath, looking out to the graceful Pultney Bridge that straddles the Avon above a gently curving weir. For me, the sandy-coloured Georgian buildings combined with the lush greenery makes for the perfect view.” Widcombe window “I love Bath in the autumn, and this is the view through the trees over Bathwick Hill to Widcombe and beyond, taken as you climb up North Road. Widcombe is one of my favourite areas of Bath; I love its village-like community feel and the fact it is only minutes from town, but a real selling-point has to be the views like this one.” The Famous Fountain
“One of the most well-known and frequently-pictured shots in Bath is this one – past Henrietta Fountain and along Great Pultney Street, towards the Holburne Museum. The unusually wide and elegant street never fails to impress friends when they visit me in Bath for the first time.” Lansdown Crescent “Although the Royal Crescent or Camden Crescent may spring to mind for many, my firm favourite has to be Lansdown Crescent. Elevated higher than the Royal Crescent, you have a perfectly clear view over central Bath – and even the sheep that sometimes graze in the grass at the front!” Bailbrook Lane towards the head of the Avon Valley To find out more about houses or apartments for sale in Bath, please contact our friendly team at Pritchards today on 01225 466225 or email “This shot was taken from a property recently sold by Pritchards, and I can see why the new owners are so thrilled with their new home. Taken from the bedroom out towards the valley, the vendors of the property told us how they were delighted with the photoshoot and the beautiful brochure we produced to illustrate and enhance it. This was certainly a very special property, and the stunning views across Bathampton Meadows to the beginnings of the Avon Valley only added to its appeal.” firstname.lastname@example.org .