Bath is one of Britain’s most exceptionally beautiful areas. Steeped in history and full of stunning architecture, Bath welcomes thousands of tourists each year. The city is full of interesting things to do and see and the locals are incredibly welcoming to those visiting.
Famous for its Roman history, Bath is home to sublime spas and treatments, allowing guests to fully relax following a busy day shopping or sightseeing. Bath is the only part of the UK in which guests can enjoy naturally hot spa water in Roman style baths and this feature interests visitors from across the globe.
Bath’s spa water has been a highlight of the city since the Roman period and the benefits have been enjoyed for over 2,000 years. The ancient pavements are original and walks around the steam pools allow guests to follow in the footsteps of the Roman’s that went before them. Also located in this area is the Pump Room. In this room, visitors can experience the hot spa water that is rich in multiple minerals and considered to be wondrous drinking water.
The beauty of the city has been recognised by UNESCO, who designated Bath as a World Heritage site.
The city is renowned for excellent accommodation offerings, with a variety of hotels and hostels to suit all budgets. Those who are looking to experience grandeur for a few days can enjoy high-end hotels situated throughout the centre of the city.
This allows guests to enjoy the abundance of restaurants, bars and evening entertainment without having to worry about taxi costs. The city is incredibly safe and meandering through the historical side streets and centuries old buildings allows visitors to immerse themselves in times gone by.
What to do
Visitors to Bath will be spoilt for choice with regards to things to do and activities are available for all ages and interests. The city houses several open top buses that allow visitors to marvel at the wonderful architecture and waterfront buildings. Bath is home to an American Museum, Walcott Village, Roman Baths and a variety of annual festivals.
The stunning setting lends itself beautifully to hiring a private boat and exploring the entertainment of days gone by. The history of the city is overflowing, with some 5,000 listed buildings. Visitors can marvel at historical residential buildings through to assembly rooms and Roman ruins. Perhaps one of the most famous sights of Bath is the Royal Crescent, a collection of historical houses built in the shape of a crescent. The properties were designed and built in the 1700s and attract visitors from across the world. The first house to be built in the collection, No. 1 Royal Crescent, is open for public viewing and is furnished in the style of 18th century luxury.
Perhaps one of the most famous sights of Bath is the Royal Crescent, a collection of historical houses built in the shape of a crescent. The properties were designed and built in the 1700s and attract visitors from across the world.
The first house to be built in the collection, No. 1 Royal Crescent, is open for public viewing and is furnished in the style of 18th century luxury.
Those with a keen interest in history will never be disappointed by a visit to Bath. If the 18th century architecture and Roman Baths are not enough to quench interests, Bath is located to other world recognised areas. Stonehenge and the Avebury Stone Circle. Both areas are surrounded in mystery and history having been erected centuries ago.