Pulteney Bridge

Back to Blog


Pulteney Bridge, with its sweeping horseshoe-shaped weir, is one of Bath’s most famous views. The bridge, which incorporates shops, was built by Robert Adam in 1769. The estimated cost of the bridge was £1,000, but it ended up costing £10,000 which, over 200 years ago, was the equivalent of several million pounds today. Boat trips leave regularly from here and go upriver to Bathampton, while the open-top bus tours start right by here, on Grand Parade. There are also several cafés on or overlooking the bridge.