A beautiful Georgian city set in the middle of glorious countryside
Historically, Bath has always been a city known for pleasure and relaxation, even as far back as Roman times and was incredibly popular during the Georgian era as a country retreat for London’s high society. It’s really no wonder that so many people visit the city for fun and for a laid-back break from their day to day lives. Bath is a city that celebrates its heritage while also providing entertainment for visitors of all ages, embracing both the modernity of 21st century Britain while remaining true to its heritage.
A brief history of Bath
Bath’s history is a huge draw to the city, from its beautiful sandstone buildings, its association with Jane Austen, the Abbey and of course the ancient Roman Baths. The waters that so beguiled the Romans still amaze visitors today, you can see how the Romans did it at the Roman Baths in the city centre where you can learn about the history of the benefits of the spa water for which Bath is famous. You can even taste it if you’re brave enough! For those that want to experience the well-being and health benefits of the spa waters in a more modern setting will love visiting the Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain that are used by the public.
The perfect city break
Anyone looking for a city break with a difference should head to Bath. The city is compact, visitor-friendly and easily accessible from all over the country, it is serviced by a mainline train station and is on the national routes for National Express and Megabus, as well as being joined to the motorway network for visitors coming via road, Bristol Airport is also within the city’s unitary authority and the city can be accessed by bus, train or taxi from there. The city centre is overflowing with culture, history and there is always something going on to keep you entertained during your stay. For such a small city, you’ll never be short of somewhere to go or something to do. You’ll be overwhelmed with the amount of choice you have for places to eat and drink, plus Bath is home to some of the finest independent shops in Britain, making it the ideal place to browse and shop. That’s not all, the fashionistas among you will love visiting Bath’s Southgate and High Street where you’ll find high street stores, if your wallet will allow, head up to Milsom Place to spot more designer fare.
Rich and diverse
Visiting the city will open your eyes to a remarkable collection of museums, galleries, theatre productions, sports, live music and more, all set against the backdrop of this rolling hills and beautiful architecture. The stunning Georgian buildings are straight out of a Regency novel and you’ll see why Jane Austen was so taken with the place, you’ll even recognise some spots from her books. No visit is complete without visiting the iconic Royal Crescent, once home to John Cleese and Nicolas Cage, overlooking the majestic Victoria Park. You’ll also want to visit the Abbey, the weir and of course, there is plenty to see beyond the city. You’re close enough to iconic attractions such as Stonehenge, Longleat, Wells, Bristol and Lacock to be able to use Bath as the base for your travels.
What are you waiting for?
With so much to see and do and with regular festivals and events taking place throughout the year, it really is worth treating yourself to a couple of nights stay in this beautiful city. Your choices of accommodation are just as endless as the sights you are here to see.