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Pulteney Bridge

Bath BA1 1EE, England
44-1225-477101
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Ranked #17 of 92 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.
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Dubrovnik
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When you walk along the bridge, it just looks like any other street with the usual shops, traffic etc. it's only as you approach or leave that you realise you are on a bridge. Interesting. A bit like a UK version of Ponte Vecchio

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florida
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This bridge overlooks a beautiful water area with ducks. Around the bridge are some stores like the bridge in Florence.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Crossing the bridge and looking down the straight of Great Pulteney Street is one of the most impressive views in Bath. Really, though, the bridge itself is seen better from afar - coming up from down by the water, or along the pavement overlooking the weir. You can also get a little boat ride down the river, which I definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

While it's very interesting to walk along the bridge and see the shops, the real highlight is to sit by the River Avon and just take in the sights. The bridge, the surrounding buildings... it is all wonderful.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This bridge is probably one of my most favourite areas in Bath. Having a nice Hot Chocolate on a cold summer day overlooking the beautiful River Avon is definitely a boost-me-up. The age of the bridge can be easily seen if one takes the boat ride to Bath Hampton. The bottom of the bridge was thinning and cracking which was... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Brilliant from a distance but easily missed when you are actually on it looking at the shops and cafes.

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Lake District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You don't need to go to Venice to scratch the "quaint bridge with shops" itch, just visit Bath and there, smack in the middle of town, is the Pulteney Bridge. Whilst comparisons with the world famous - and world class - bridge in Venice is stretching a point rather too far, it is a super little bridge in it's own... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

To walk the bridge was a delight. The little shops on it were divine. What a wonderful feel of Old Bath.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

PHOTO ENTHUSIASTS I RECOMMEND you visit this bridge at Sunset it's absolutely stunning - if you take HDR photos they will turn out amazing with the contrast of the bridge, water and the sky There are great things to see in Bath but you have to Get a Coffee, Get your Camera and Visit the bridge at Sunset for a... More

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Trenton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

un-usual to see this bridge with the development on it, no something you see every day, we were very impressed and surprised, just another thing to see in this great place

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