Tourist information for accompanying persons

We appreciate that many delegates will be bringing their families with them to the conference in Bath and will have plenty of time to explore the local area.

Bath is surrounded by extraordinary landscape and is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot spa water and original Roman Baths, making it the ultimate spa break destination for thousands of years. 

Activities - The city may be well known for relaxing spa breaks, but there are plenty of other exciting things to do in Bath too.

Shop until you drop at the city’s vibrant mixture of independent and established high street retailers; get the adrenaline pumping with a driving experience, horse racing or rugby match or learn to bake, cook or sew at a creative workshop.

If the outdoors is your kind of thing, you can always explore the countryside on a leisurely (or more challenging!) walk or cycle route; soak up the city’s historic atmosphere and beautiful architecture with a sightseeing tour; or make friends with the cheeky monkeys on safari at Longleat.

Parks & Gardens - Bath and beyond is host to many beautiful parks and gardens, all worth visiting during any season. Don’t miss Prior Park Landscape Garden, a National Trust property set in a sweeping valley offering magnificent views of the city; Royal Victoria Park, below the famous Royal Crescent and home to golf courses, a play park, bowling green, duck pond and cafe; and Parade Gardens, where live music can often be heard drifting from the bandstand

Bath Nightlife - A night out with great food and drink. The variety of different restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs make Bath nightlife a lively experience and a great night out. Start with some fantastic tipples at one the city’s stylish cocktails bars, or a few pints of local ale or cider, then dance the night away at Komedia, OPA, Po Na Na, Second Bridge, The Nest and more.

For a more relaxed way to enjoy the nightlife in Bath, why not book a Twilight Package evening spa session at Thermae Bath Spa and watch the sun set over the city from the rooftop pool?


With frequent services between the city centre and campus, bus is the easiest way to travel to University. The following services all start and end at the Claverton Down campus bus terminus.

First Bath Uni Bus
U1 Lower Oldfield Park via city centre
U2 Combe Down, Southdown, Oldfield Park

Wessex Star
U18 Lower Oldfield Park via city centre
17 City Centre, Twerton, Southdown, Lower Oldfield Park
U10 University to Southdown
20A and 20C Bath circular services

Bus stops
Bath Bus Station is on Dorchester Street, to your left as you exit the train station. Buses to the University stop opposite the bus station. A bus journey from the train station will take 10 to 15 minutes.

Other bus stops in the city centre are:

  • on Corn Street, opposite the Avon Street multi-storey car park
  • next to Bath Abbey
  • on North Parade, opposite the cricket club ground
  • at the bottom of Bathwick Hill

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended):
    18 April 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    14 August 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    1 September 2017