The charming city of Bath is one of the UK’s most prized treasures. With its unique Roman and Georgian architecture and natural hot springs, Bath is an absolute gem of a city and makes for a fantastic weekend getaway with family or friends.
There is a wide assortment of things to do when visiting Bath. Some of these activities include iconic site seeing, incredible museums, great shopping and plenty of outdoor activities to soak up the outdoor scenery.
For the thrill seekers, there is the opportunity to take a ride in a hot air balloon or climb up the famous cheddar gorge. The surrounding areas of Bath also offer attractions that can be seen by taking day tours. Some of these attractions include the world famous Stonehenge, the city of Bristol or the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. There is so much to do and see in this remarkable city and there is something to suit the interests and desires of all its visitors.
History of Bath
Bath’s unique history sets it apart from other UK cities with its rich Roman architecture and stories that live on through its legendary sites. Although hot springs originally existed in the city it adopted its name when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon. In the 7th century, Bath Abbey was built which displays stunning gothic architecture and was renovated in the 10th, 12th and 16th century.
During the Georgian Era, buildings in Bath were built using Bath Stone. Some of these buildings include the terraced houses known as Royal Crescent and the Assembly Rooms where members of the higher social classes used to meet. The buildings exhibit grand designs of ornateness which contribute to the mystical vibe that can be felt throughout the city. In 1987, Bath was named a World Heritage Site.
Keeping yourself busy in Bath
Bath is known for its impressive architecture and history, however, there is much more beyond this to see and do when visiting this beautiful city. Bath offers many stimulating activities to keep the heart rate up, such as an exhilarating driving experience at the motor race track, inflatable outdoor games, and a scenic walking and cycling route. For family friendly fun Bath is home to exciting sightseeing tours and a safari park.
Many people from all over the UK travel to Bath for its well-renowned shopping within the city and the surrounding areas. Just ten miles from Bath is the Snowberry Lane Clinic, a well-renowned cosmetic clinic. People travel from all over the UK to this well-established clinic to undergo procedures that they specialise in, such as tattoo removal.
The city of Bath has so much to offer, whether you are looking for an educating weekend filled with stunning ancient architecture or perhaps you are drawn to Bath by the fantastic shopping and well-known services in and around the area, Bath has it all. This extraordinary city is buzzing with life and is not worth missing.