Bath is an attractive city. Its elegant Georgian architecture and Roman spas have given the city World Heritage status; while its theatres, museums and sporting venues keep things current.
Since the Romans set foot in the city, life revolved around the three geothermal springs and The Roman Baths built to reap the benefits of this natural phenomenon. Take a dip in the magnificent Great Bath and check out the view from the Terrace.
For more modern facilities, take a dip in the warm, mineral-rich waters at Thermae Bath Spa, Britain’s only natural thermal spa. Along with the natural hot springs, you’ll find several steam rooms, spa treatment options, and an open-air rooftop pool which offers panoramic views of Bath. You’ll find plenty of hotels in Central Bath if you want to be close to the baths and Bath Abbey.
The city’s elegant Georgian architecture includes the sweeping Royal Crescent and The Circus (a curve of impressive townhouses around a circular space), which are both worth a look. Meanwhile, medieval Bath Abbey never fails to impress visitors – spot the angels climbing up the stone ladder on the Abbey’s west side.
Jane Austen’s Bath
Discover the effect Bath had on the writing of Jane Austen (one of the city’s most famous residents), at The Jane Austen Centre. Fans of the author will love this small museum, giving you a snapshot into life in Georgian England through costume, films and live guides. When you’re done you can grab tea and cake in the Regency Tea Rooms on the second floor.
Spectacular for Sport
Sports fans can spend the afternoon or evening at Bath Racecourse, just outside the city centre at Lansdown Hill. If you’ve booked yourself a cheap Bath hotel, this is a great place to splash your spare cash. Along with the regular race fixtures, look out for special events held here including the Real Ale Festival Racenight and the glamorous Ladies Day. If you’re fanatical about football and rugby, why not catch a local game at Bath Rugby or Bath City Football Club.
Experience a unique atmosphere at the Theatre Royal Bath, one of the oldest working theatres in Britain (it’s also supposedly haunted). Choose from a programme of top drama, comedy opera, West-End productions and the annual Christmas pantomime. You can also enjoy dinner under the original vaults of this historic building at the Vaults Restaurant.
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