City of Bath
Bath has been inhabited since before the Romans and has a long list of things not to be missed!
Walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen in England’s most complete Georgian city, bathe in the waters of Britain’s only thermal spa as the Romans did, take a boat trip on the River Avon, watch top class rugby, wander around the independent shops, etc., etc…!
This is the perfect place for a city break or for a longer holiday combining the best of beautiful Bath with the lovely countryside of Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
Just a few suggestions:
- The Roman Baths – Walk on ancient paving stones and admire the baths the Romans created
- The Pump Rooms – glorious Georgian architecture and a chance to taste the famous waters believed by the Georgians to be a healthy tonic (be warned, its not to everyone’s taste but it is an experience!). Afternoon tea here is a real treat.
- Thermae Bath Spa – Britain’s only natural thermal spa is only a short walk from our apartments. Relax in the water and admire the views of Bath from the rooftop pool.
- The Circus – a glorious sweep of Georgian architecture, unmissable en-route to
- The Royal Crescent – Bath’s most famous Georgian Crescent, a delight which can be combined with a visit to
- Number 1 Royal Crescent – a Georgian showhouse! See the interior as it would have been when it was first built.
- Pulteney Bridge – along with the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, this one of only a handful of bridges in the world with shops built into it. A beautiful and romantic Palladian style bridge (with some good shops too!).
- The Holburne Museum – a high quality art collection in a lovely Georgian building that was a hotel in Jane Austen’s time. Only a couple of hundred metres from Herschel Place. (Also a good café in the new glass wing overlooking Sydney Gardens!).
- The Assembly Rooms and the Fashion Museum – see the elegant rooms where the Georgians met to play cards, dance, gossip and be seen (not much changes – this is still the venue for some superb concerts, balls and quite a lot of gossip!). Then visit the world class collection of contemporary and historic dress in the basement (also dressing up clothes to amuse the children!).
- The Jane Austen Centre – situated in a Georgian townhouse (with a lovely tea room!), this is a permanent exhibition dedicated to one of England’s most famous authors. They also organise the famous Jane Austen Festival.
- Film Locations – Bath has been used in numerous films and TV series. For more information and to download a free Bath Movie Map, click here.