Pulteney Bridge
Pulteney Bridge
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One of only three bridges in the world lined with shops, this exquisite 18th-century bridge is one of the most admired structures in Bath.
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  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland4,946 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful views and walks
    Close to the Baths and Abbey this is a lovely area to visit. There are wonderful views from the road of the bridge and you can walk down along the river and past the Rec rugby stadium. The bridge itself has a number of cafe and shops
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 April 2023
  • Cyn C
    Albuquerque, New Mexico67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bath's iconic bridge
    Iconic bridge with views in Bath. We strolled across the bridge several times during our sightseeing adventures. Wonderful architecture, great photo opportunities, close to town center with lots of shops and gardens in the area.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 29 June 2023
  • tasgard
    Hobart, Australia262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see.
    The Bridge is an amazing example of 18th Century architecture and construction. Walking along the roadway with shops either side is interesting but you have to move away down the riverside a little to see the grandeur of this icon. The sandstone construction and the unique design are wonderful pieces of preserved history. We visited the bridge when we were in the UK several years ago. At that time all the shops on the bridge were occupied and appeared to be thriving. Unfortunately, there now empty shops along the bridge detracting from the overall feel of the place. It is one of the top tourist sites in the UK, a must see irrespective of the condition of the shops.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Jay B
    Fairhope, Alabama1,058 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Bridge and Area
    If in Bath, take time to explore this bridge and the surrounding area. The Bridge itself is an architectural marvel and includes shops within the bridge structure. The River Avon is gorgeous, as are the nearby parks and gardens. This is a great place to go if you just want to hang out and enjoy the day. Good restaurants and shops abound close by.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most Photographed Structures of Bath!
    This bridge was constructed in 1774. We saw it magnificently spanning over the River Avon in Bath. It was built to connect the city with the Pluteney family estates on the other side of the river. It was designed by the famous architect Robert Adams. This masterpiece of Georgian architecture is built in the Palladian Style. It is lined with miniature shops and eateries. It reminded me of Ponte Vicchio in Florence.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Karen A
    Funaitees, Kuwait101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable few hours
    Visited Bath just for a few hours and loved it. The bridge was lovely, as were all the old shops crossing it. It was a rainy day but didn't take anything away from the lovely area. The streets were a pleasure to walk around , and all the old architecture was lovely.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • D B
    Nova Scotia, Canada176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Architecture
    Incredible Georgian architecture. It has fabulous views of the garden below. It is lined with shops across both sides - one of only four in the world like it. It was designed in 1769 by Robert Adam. Very interesting features and incredible views.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 October 2023
  • rayraysworld
    Warwick, United Kingdom1,990 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    bath bridge
    wonderful bridge. shops along it which is rare and when in the shops you can get a great view from the shop windows. great views from the side of the bridge which overlooks the river and the gardens. impressive and a must see when in barf
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 November 2023
  • CassimaSK
    Bicester, United Kingdom155 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very special bridge
    Pulteney Bridge is a unique bridge - very monumental and is a great example of Georgian architecture. Not only just a stunning bridge, it has shops and restaurants on both sides and once you step, you don't realise you are walking across a bridge. Must visit when in Bath.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 December 2023
  • Dan T
    London, United Kingdom73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful bridge
    This is a great spectacle and a wonderful piece of architecture. Bath is the only place where a bridge like this feels truly at home. The views of it are lovely and the views from it, specifically from one of the pretty little cafes on the bridge itself are also beautiful. Apart from bridges in Italy like the Rialto and the ponte vecchio I haven’t seen anything like it. Adorned with shops and cafes that are worth a quick look in their own right.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 December 2023
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Michelle
Iwerne Minster, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I have been here before but never realised the significance. Apps like this are great at showing us the history that is all around us
Written 24 January 2024
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Dan T
London, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This is a great spectacle and a wonderful piece of architecture. Bath is the only place where a bridge like this feels truly at home. The views of it are lovely and the views from it, specifically from one of the pretty little cafes on the bridge itself are also beautiful.

Apart from bridges in Italy like the Rialto and the ponte vecchio I haven’t seen anything like it. Adorned with shops and cafes that are worth a quick look in their own right.
Written 11 December 2023
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CassimaSK
Bicester, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Pulteney Bridge is a unique bridge - very monumental and is a great example of Georgian architecture.
Not only just a stunning bridge, it has shops and restaurants on both sides and once you step, you don't realise you are walking across a bridge.
Must visit when in Bath.
Written 7 December 2023
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Suzy bottle
Bristol, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is what makes Bath pretty. It’s a great location for photos you can hear the water Cascading which is relaxing.

You can visit all year round
Written 2 December 2023
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rayraysworld
Warwick, UK1,990 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
wonderful bridge. shops along it which is rare and when in the shops you can get a great view from the shop windows. great views from the side of the bridge which overlooks the river and the gardens. impressive and a must see when in barf
Written 3 November 2023
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D B
Nova Scotia, Canada176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Incredible Georgian architecture. It has fabulous views of the garden below. It is lined with shops across both sides - one of only four in the world like it. It was designed in 1769 by Robert Adam. Very interesting features and incredible views.
Written 31 October 2023
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada4,249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I went for a run along the river and it was ended up here. It was truly beating to see below as well as up top. The reflection on the calm river made for some great photos.
Written 27 October 2023
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J-from-Marysville
Marysville, OH931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A very interesting bridge. Pleasant to look at. Pleasant to walk across. Also pleasant to take a boat ride under it. But, the shops and restaurants on and around it are not impressive.

Written 9 October 2023
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Clive w
Plymouth, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is my favourite part of Bath and that's high praise in a beautiful city. Day or night it's beautiful. Nice cake and coffee on the bridge and just looking at the river from above. The boat trip is well worth doing and if you're lucky some nice wildlife.
Written 5 October 2023
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Karen A
Funaitees, Kuwait101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Visited Bath just for a few hours and loved it. The bridge was lovely, as were all the old shops crossing it. It was a rainy day but didn't take anything away from the lovely area. The streets were a pleasure to walk around , and all the old architecture was lovely.
Written 22 September 2023
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