Beechen Cliff provides both a backdrop to the World Heritage Site and the perfect spot from which to view it.

Ten minutes’ steep walk up from the city centre, bus and rail stations, takes you to the top of Beechen Cliff, in Alexandra Park. You can choose a woodland path through mature beech trees, or take the steep steps up from Widcombe. It can also be accessed from the residential area of Bear Flat.

You can find out more about Alexandra Park at the Friends’ website.

It’s great exercise to get to the top, and then you can take your time to enjoy a view of all the famous landmarks, including Bath Abbey and the Royal Crescent.  From here you get a proper idea of Bath as a landscape city – the buildings, crescents and landmarks nestling in the green of the landscape setting.