We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pulteney Bridge

Bath BA1 1EE, England
44-1225-477101
Improve this listing
Ranked #17 of 91 attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Description: 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.
Write a Review

620 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    279
    266
    68
    6
    1
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Awesome area to walk around and watch the world pass you by! Grab something to eat and set up on the grass Gets super busy when there is a rugby game on in the background

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
48 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Quaint historical bridge. Take the time to have a look from both sides of the river. Also make sure you look into the shops as you are crossing the bridge. Some of the shops are only a couple of metres wide and if they have windows on both sides, you can see straight through to the water. A couple of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is the bridge from which Russell Crowe jumped off in the Les Miserable. Apparently the film crew turned up in the middle of the night with massive lights sets to film this seen before anybody in Bath woke up.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beaufort, SC
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
51 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of only two bridges with shops on it. The other is the Ponte Vecchia in Florence, Italy. Take a stroll across this bridge. You will enjoy it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

A friend of mine pointed out Pulteney Bridge to me while we were walking through Bath. I might not have thought to look, as when walking across the bridge one cannot tell it is a bridge at all! From the side, it is quite scenic and elegant. A perfect spot for some photography. No wonder it is used in certain... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The river is charming and the bridge is a must-cross just so you can say you did it. Lots of little shops to look in and you know it is popular just look at the crowds

Was this review helpful? Yes
St Ives, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Walking over this bridge you would not even know that it is a bridge - it appears to be a street lined with shops. Walk down the steps at the end and look up at it from river level to get the full picture. There's a little café on it where you can sit and look out onto the river... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had coffee and cake here in one of the tiny spots on the bridge. Loved the view. The bridge is a hive of activity.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

When crossing this bridge, you wouldn't actually know you are on a bridge at all. The road has shops on either side, so you can't see the river, unless you visit the tea shop on the bridge. On one side of the bridge, the shops have extended their property to make the shops wider and from the river, it looks... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
GOSPORT
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I just could not past the shops and the tea room just invited you in.It was so quaint and a good start to a visit to bath.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pulteney Bridge also viewed

 

Been to Pulteney Bridge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pulteney Bridge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing