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Bath

This UNESCO World Heritage site is famed for its splendid Roman spa and elegant Georgian architecture.

Bath

Jane Austen, Roman hot springs, palatial Georgian architecture. If it’s history you’re hunting for, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath has it in spades, with more museums per square mile than any other English city. Discover life through the eyes of your favourite literary lady at the annual Jane Austen Festival in September, take a sip of the mineral-rich spa water at the world-renowned Roman Baths and Temple, or get snap happy as you discover the grand, sweeping architecture of the Royal Crescent.

The city of Bath in England is a UNESCO World Heritage site, famed for its splendid Roman spa and elegant Georgian architecture.
The city of Bath in England is a UNESCO World Heritage site, famed for its splendid Roman spa and elegant Georgian architecture.

Culture vulture looking for modern day delights? Head back to the present on a gastronomic tour through the city, see the sky fill with brightly coloured hot air balloons at the International Balloon Fiesta, or tune into live music, comedy and theatre as you dig deep into the city’s bustling nightlife. Whether it’s past, present or future you’re seeking, Bath’s got you covered.

Bath at a glance

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The Romans took advantage of the area’s natural hot springs by building the majestic Roman Baths, now a UNESCO heritage site.
The Romans took advantage of the area’s natural hot springs by building the majestic Roman Baths, now a UNESCO heritage site.

The Romans took advantage of the area’s natural hot springs by building the majestic Roman Baths, now a UNESCO heritage site. You can experience the mineral-rich waters for yourself at Thermae Bath Spa - don’t miss the spectacular views of the city from the rooftop pool.

The city’s elegant Georgian architecture is best appreciated on foot. Take a free walking tour to take in the Royal Crescent (one of Britain's most beautiful streets), the spectacular Bath Abbey and the historic Theatre Royal.

Bath is a must-visit if you’re a Jane Austen fan. Visit the Jane Austen Centre to learn more about the enigmatic writer or dress up in your finest Regency regalia for the annual Jane Austen Festival in September.

Bath has more museums in a square mile than any other English city. Take your pick from No 1 Royal Crescent, Holburne Museum or the Fashion Museum.

This city, in the county of Somerset, is very accessible from London. By train, it takes just 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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