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“Couldn't really see what all the fuss was about” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge
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Morning 20-Minute Bath River Cruise including Pulteney Weir
Ranked #8 of 150 things to do in Bath
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Owner 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.
Oxford
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Couldn't really see what all the fuss was about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

It's just a bridge. Yes, there are a few shops up and down it, but nothing like what we expected to see from earlier reviews. The views are nice but to be honest it is just like any other bridge in a pretty town.

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“not exactly The Ponte Vecchio”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I can get a bit blasé about Georgian architecture coming from Edinburgh so was expecting a bit more in the way of wow factor when it came to the bridge. We did have a very good afternoon tea in the Bridge café- definitely the highlight!

Visited October 2013
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“Pretty when you aren't on it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I've spent the last 7 weeks in an apartment 6 doors from the end of Pulteney Bridge and walking across it every day. It is beautiful from the Grand Parade. Take some photos. From the other side (best seen from a river tour boat) it is a mess of untidy sheds tacked onto the original structure. Don't take photos. Walking across it - you're on a road. You get a view of the river from inside some of the shops.

To sum up - pretty from a distance and worth several photos, but don't expect the atmosphere of the similar bridges in Italy.

Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Bridge good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The Pulteney Bridge is worth a look. You can head down the steps to the riverbank for a different view and there are some interesting shops built into the bridge.

Visited September 2013
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful scenic spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

A must when in Bath, not far from Roman Baths, worth a detour. Lovely walk and some great photo opportunities.

Visited October 2013
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