Bath - A Tale of Three Cities

Historic. Beautiful. Vibrant. The World Heritage city of Bath uniquely represents two thousand years of history in which visitors can immerse themselves either in thoughts and dreams or physically in the natural spring waters. Bath city combines three periods of history, Roman, Georgian and the modern exciting visitor destination of today that reflects its community in the county of Somerset.
 
The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe and consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world.
 
The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water at 46 degrees centigrade. The modern Thermae Bath Spa is the only natural thermal spa in which visitors can bathe, the rooftop pool giving panoramic views of the beautiful city and glimpses into the Somerset countryside.
 
In between these two ends of Bath’s history sits a remarkable evolution of history and architecture. Bath Abbey has evolved over centuries and is a place of calm and exploration adjacent to the bustle and excitement of Bath’s shopping streets, restaurants, public houses, theatres and performance venues. In addition to worship, recitals and performances contribute to Bath’s status as a centre of culture and a year-round centre for entertainment.
 
It is perhaps Georgian architecture that steals the show at street level. The world-famous Royal Crescent breathes Regency life, as does the pristine circular Circus. Bath’s Museums and galleries help to capture the lives of those that were here before us. The Jane Austen Centre illustrates the famous author’s links with Bath.
 
A journey across the River Avon by way of the exquisite Pulteney Bridge and formal Great Pulteney Street that brings echos of Bridgerton leads to the Holburne Museum. Historical and contemporary art is displayed in this landmark building. The Victoria Art Gallery adds another 1,500 artworks to Bath’s array of culture and the Fashion Museum is home to one of the world's leading collections of historic and fashionable dress.
 
Bath is very much a living city, full of chatter and activity from its community and visitors. Somerset is famous for its food and drink, whether cheeses and dairy produce or vegetables and fruit giving rise to cider.
 
Sport also has a strong following, both locally and further afield. Bath Rugby and Cricket Clubs have their grounds within yards of all the city’s main attractions and the racecourse at Lansdown offers flat racing in addition to other experiences and performances.

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