A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Bath is one of the most beautiful cities in England. Steeped in history, filled with independent shop and bars and absolutely packed with gorgeous Roman and Georgian architecture, this is one place you must visit, and you probably won’t want to leave!
Bath’s main attraction is the only hot springs in England, discovered by the Romans over 2000 years ago. The baths gave the city its name and still flow today, thought by many to contain special healing powers. They stand below modern street level with their original Roman architecture and the surrounding building is dedicated to exploring the rich history of these ancient springs. Visit the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and taste the waters in the Pump Room on an eye-opening journey around these incredible structures.
Bath Abbey is right across from the Roman Baths and another place you simply must visit. The towering gothic architecture dominates the centre of Bath and inside is even more breathtaking. Founded in the 7th century and built in the 12th and 16th centuries, the Abbey is an active place of worship as well as an important part of the city’s history. Take a look at the fan vaulting in the ceiling, the wall memorials, the mammoth church organ and the intricate stained glass windows.
Other highlights of Bath include the Jane Austen centre (Bath’s most famous resident), various art galleries, theatres and a fabulous variety of shops. Whether you’re after high street names, vintage fashion, independent boutiques or unique craft and curio emporiums, Bath is bursting with truly special shopping opportunities.
If eating and drinking is your thing then you need look no further than the city of Bath. A great spot to indulge in the English tradition of afternoon tea, there is a wealth of independent sweet shops, cute cafes, delectable lunch spots and indulgent restaurants. Bath also has a vibrant nightlife, with an impressive array of pubs, comedy clubs, live music venues and nightclubs.