Bath City

Bath

Bath is a unique World Heritage site and some of Europe's finest architectural sights reside in the historical city of Bath. These include the Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, The Royal Crescent and the Circus. The city of Bath also has a variety of many wonderful museums, galleries and gardens to explore.

Roman Baths

Roman Baths

The Roman Baths is one of England's finest ancient monuments and one of the most complete ancient sites in the world, much of it unchanged for 2000 years. These are the only hot springs in Britain, they still flow with natural hot water.

 

www.romanbaths.co.uk

 

Pump Room

Pump Room

Designed by Thomas Baldwin and dating from 1795, the Pump Room was built to cater for the demand to drink the spa waters and socialise.

 

 

 

 

 

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

The majestic Abbey of Bath, dating from 1499, marks the very centre of Bath. The skyline of Bath is dominated by this splendid Abbey, now over 500 years old.

 

www.bathabbey.org

 

 

 

The Royal Crescent

Royal Crescent

The magnificent Royal Crescent is the finest out of the eight crescents Bath has. At the centre is the Royal Crescent Hotel, one of the world's best.

The Royal Crescent was designed by John Wood and completed in 1767. A majestic sweep of thirty houses behind the 114 Ionic columns, it is often described as the finest in Europe.

 

www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/museums/no1/

 

The CircusThe Circus

Only a short walk from the Royal Crescent along Brock Street is The Circus. Often described as resembling the colosseum turned inside out, The Circus is made up of three crescents, each of thirty-three houses. The columns on the facade show the three styles of classical architecture, Doric, Ionic and Corinthian.

 

 

Queen SquareQueen Square

The square located in the centre of Bath city is an ideal place to sit out in the sun and relax, with its majestic obelisk in the middle of Queen Square, which was erected in 1735 by Beau Nash.

 

 

 

 

Pulteney BridgePulteney Bridge

Built by Robert Adam in 1771, Pulteney Bridge is one of the most famous images of Bath, with its sweeping horseshoe-shaped weir. Take a stroll over the only bridge in England which has shops on both sides.

 

 

 

 

Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Centre

You can find the Jane Austen Centre on Gay Street, near to where she once lived. The centre will guide you through what her life in Bath was really like. Jane Austen lived and based several of her books in Bath.

 

www.janeausten.co.uk

 

 

Sally LunnsSally Lunn's House

The oldest house in Bath, Sally Lunn's is also home to the famous Sally Lunn Bun which is still made to a secret recipe.

 

www.sallylunns.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Botanical Gardens

Parks & Gardens

Bath has a host of wonderful parks, offering a variety of places to take a quiet stroll and enjoy the peace and tranquility. You can sit in the formal parade gardens, in front of the Abbey overlooking Pulteney Bridge, or enjoy a stroll through Royal Victoria Park.
Alternatively, just past the Royal Crescent you will find the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Sydney Gardens, behind the Holburne Museum can be found if you head towards the Kennet & Avon Canal.