The city of Bath is a very popular place to visit, famous worldwide for its ancient Roman baths and natural hot springs, along with its elegant Georgian architecture, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has an abundance of historical and cultural places to visit and a good deal of entertainment, such as an evening at the Theatre Royal where you can see drama, music concerts, comedy, ballet, musicals and other events. The Forum is home to many different musical shows including classical, pop and rock, and the city hosts a number of festivals over the year, such as comedy, literature, film and music including jazz, classical and folk. There are many restaurants in the city and with cuisines from over the world, and a good choice of pubs and bars with a range of different styles.
Bath has everything for your shopping needs, including SouthGate and Milsom, as well as many other independent shops, High Street names and boutiques around the town. Conference centres for business include the Assembly Rooms and Bailbrook House Hotel, and the closest airport to the city for international air travel is Bristol Airport.
Bath Car Hire
Wherever you are in Bath, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Bath car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the many places to see while visiting Bath, here are some ideas:
No trip to the City of Bath would be complete without a visit to the Roman Baths, built over hot springs, and you can see the huge Great Bath full of natural hot spring water where the ancient Romans used to bathe. Visitors can also look around the plunge pool and heated rooms, view the Temple Courtyard and see well preserved ancient remains around the site and Museum.
The Holburne Museum
At this Museum, which is a Grade I listed building, you can see superb collections of both fine art and decorative art, and includes works by artists such as Gainsborough, Zoffany, Jospeph Wright of Derby and George Stubbs as well as sculptures, porcelain, silverware and miniature portraits.
Jane Austen Centre
You can come to this Georgian townhouse and learn about the life of the famous author, Jane Austen, who lived in Bath in the early 19th century. You can view a life like wax work figure of Austen, see how Bath influenced Jane and her works, and even dress up in period costumes.
This Grade I listed Abbey is a fine building built in Gothic architecture, where you can see beautiful fan vaulting, ornate carvings and distinctive sculptures of angels ascending ladders, and there are many ornate wall memorials and floor stones in the building.
This is an interesting place to come and see a huge collection of fashion items dating from the 1600’s to present. Some of the pieces on show include Georgian silk gowns and waistcoats, intricately decorated historical gloves and items by leading contemporary fashion designers.
The Museum of Bath at Work
Here you can learn how Bath grew into the city it is today, with displays showing the working history of the area. Collections include recreations of a stone mine, ironmongers from Edwardian times, Victorian engineering factory, along with many photographs and films.
This is a beautifully landscaped Park partly designed by Capability Brown and is Grade I listed. You can come and relax in the picturesque surroundings and enjoy the features such as the lake, elegant Palladian bridge, waterfalls, summerhouse, ice house, and lovely valley from where you can have great views across the city.
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