BATH

 

5 MUST SEES IN BATH

 

THE ROMAN BATHS

The Roman Baths attract around 5 million visitors a year since the £5.5 million redevelopment in 2011. The baths are below modern street level and host four main features, the sacred Spring, the roman Temple, the Roman Bath house, and artefacts found from the site.

The great bath itself, which gave the city its name, is a huge pool lined with lead and filled with hot spa water. For many of the ancient visitors, this would have been one of the largest buildings they would have ever visited. The bath is the ideal bathing venue, 1.6 metres deep with steps leading down from all sides.

BATH ABBEY

Pilgrims have been visiting this magnificent place of worship for hundreds of years and is now one of the most visited places in the South West. There is no admission charge, but visitors are encouraged to make a small donation at the door before admiring the magnificent architecture or listening to the beautiful choral music.

CIRCUS

The Circus is a fantastic example of brilliant Georgian architecture, completed in 1768. The masterpiece has no been designated as a Grade I listed building. This building has been divided into three segments and is a circular space surrounded by large townhouses. No matter what way you enter, you will see one of the classical facades straight ahead.

NO.1 ROYAL CRESENT

A house, part of the Royal Crescent, and 18th Century development of Bath by the elder and younger John Woods. The house was given to the Bath Preservation Trust and reopened as a Georgian townhouse museum so visitors can learn what life was like for the wealthy Bath residents centuries ago!

PULTENEY BRIDGE

One of the world’s most beautiful bridges, Pulteney Bridge is just one of a small few historic bridges with shops built into it. The bridge is a romantic view and is best looked at from Parade Gardens Park.