The City of Bath England. A World Heritage City, is visited by thousands of people from all over the world and is the top destination for visitors to the UK after London.
Bath is a unique city; its hot springs, Roman Baths, splendid Abbey and Georgian stone crescents have attracted visitors for centuries. Set in rolling Somerset countryside, just over 100 miles west of London, it is a beautiful and unforgettable place to visit.
Britain’s finest Georgian city is brimming with things to do and see. With around 5,000 ‘listed’ buildings because of their architectural merit, a wander around Bath reveals a treasure trove of interest and fascination.
The city boasts a remarkable range of museums, galleries and exhibitions covering almost every subject under the sun – why not walk where the Romans walked at the Roman Baths or bathe in the natural thermal waters at Thermae Bath Spa?
You can discover Bath’s most famous resident, Jane Austen at The Jane Austen Centre, or enjoy a meal at the oldest house in Bath, Sally Lunn’s Refreshment House and Museum.
Alternatively, why not visit the only museum of Americana outside the United States and trace the American way of life from colonial times to the mid nineteenth century at The American Museum at Claverton Manor?
When it comes to shopping, it’s a case of quantity and quality. Bath is a real shoppers paradise, renowned for its range of independent shops. The ancient Celts, who first inhabited this area, believed that Bath’s hot springs were sacred, but it was the Romans who built the temple and the famous baths – now restored to their original grandeur. In the early eighteenth century, under the direction of the socialite, Beau Nash, Bath became England’s premier spa town, where the rich and celebrated members of fashionable society gathered to ‘take the waters’ and enjoy its theatres and concert rooms.
During this period the renowned architect, John Wood, laid the foundations for a new Georgian city to be built using the honey-coloured stone that gives Bath its mellow and indefinable quality.