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Bath
Location Map
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Bath Abbey
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County
Somerset
Highway Authority
Bath & North East Somerset
Forward Destination on
A4 • A36 • A46
Next Primary Destinations
Bristol • Chippenham • Cirencester • Warminster
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Glastonbury • Shepton Mallet • Trowbridge
Places related to the A4
Avonmouth • Brentford • Bristol • Central London • Chippenham • Hammersmith • Heathrow Airport • Hounslow • Hungerford • London • Maidenhead • Marlborough • Newbury • Reading • Slough • The City • West End
Places related to the A36
Bristol • Frome • Salisbury • Southampton • Warminster
Places related to the A46
Cheltenham Spa • Cleethorpes • Coventry • Evesham • Leicester • Lincoln • Newark-on-Trent • Stratford-upon-Avon • Stroud • Tewkesbury • Warwick

Bath is a city with significant Roman Baths and extensive Georgian architecture in north-east Somerset. It is unique in the UK in having naturally-heated spring waters which in the eighteenth century saw it become one of the largest and most visited cities in the country. The great crescents and terraces display the wealth in the city at the time.

In 1965 the Buchanan Report into Bath's transport network (Bath: A Planning & Transport Study, Colin Buchanan and Partners, December 1965) proposed creating a D2 Tunnel under the historic centre, taking the A4 from Walcot Street through to Kingsmead. Although this would have removed traffic from the heart of the city the substantial demolition required, including of several Georgian terraces, proved both too controversial and, ultimately, too expensive.

One cause of congestion today is that there is no access between the Batheaston Bypass (linking the A4 with the A46), and the A36 on the other side of the Avon Valley. The only options are to head into the city as far as the Cleveland Bridge, or to take the unclassified private toll bridge near Bathampton. In addition the city is one of the most popular tourist destinations outside London and also has above average levels of in-commuting.

In May 2012, Bath and North East Somerset Council announced plans for a blanket 20mph speed limit on all urban roads in Bath.

Routes

Route To Notes

A4

Chippenham

A36

Bristol (A4)

A36

Warminster

A46

Stroud Primary section ends at Dunkirk

A4

City Centre, Bristol Non primary through the city - the A36 is the main route

A39

Wells, Weston-super-Mare, A368 Accessed via A4

A363

Bradford on Avon

A367

Shepton Mallet, Radstock For many years this road was rather strangely signed for Exeter alone

A431

Bitton, Hanham

A3062

Combe Down

B3110

Midford, Frome



Bath
JunctionsBradford Road Roundabout • Churchill (Southgate) Bridge • Cleveland Place • London Road Junction (Bath) • Odd Down Roundabout • The Globe • Twerton Fork • Widcombe Parade • Windsor Bridge (Bath)
CrossingsChurchill (Southgate) Bridge • Cleveland Bridge (Bath) • Midland Bridge (Bath) • Newbridge (Bath) • North Parade Bridge (Bath) • Stokeford Bridge
RoadsA3039 • A3062 • A3080 • A36 • A3604 • A363 • A367 • A368 • A39 • A39/Bath - Wells • A4 • A4/Avonmouth - Bath • A4/Bath - Chippenham • A4016 • A431 • A46 • B3105 • B3108 • B3110 • B3111 • B3118 • B4043 (Bath) • B4044 (Bath) • EuroVelo 2 • Fosse Way • Kelston Toll Road • NCN4 • T39 (Britain) • T44 (Britain) • T9 (Britain)
MiscellaneousBath Tunnel
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Places in South West England
Major CitiesBath • Bristol • Bournemouth • Exeter • Gloucester • Plymouth • Salisbury • Truro
Primary DestinationsBarnstaple • Bideford • Blandford • Bodmin • Bridgwater • Bude • Cheltenham • Chippenham • Cirencester • Dorchester • Exmouth • Falmouth • Frome • Glastonbury • Helston • Honiton • Launceston • Liskeard • Marlborough • Minehead • Newquay • Okehampton • Paignton • Penzance • Poole • Redruth • St Austell • Shepton Mallet • Stroud • Swindon • Taunton • Tavistock • Torquay • Wadebridge • Warminster • Wells • Weston • Weymouth • Yeovil
Other PlacesAvonmouth • Devizes • Hugh Town • Ilfracombe • Ilminster • Kingsbridge • Newton Abbot • Stonehenge • Stow • Tewkesbury • Tiverton • Wellington • Wimborne