Visit the beautiful ancient city of Bath
The historic town of Bath is one of England's top tourist attractions and a renowned World Heritage Site. Besides being incredibly beautiful and interesting, the old town is situated just over 100 miles west of London - or roughly 90 minutes by train - which makes it easily accessible to anyone who is planning to visit the country. Built in an era when Romans walked the streets and then further expanded in Georgian times, Bath is characterized by both Georgian architecture and, more notably, splendid Roman Baths that are built on the hot springs which naturally dominated the rolling Somerset landscape many hundreds of years ago.
Most visitors today are still able to sense the age and history in this legendary settlement. Since Bath is of a reasonable size and packed with literally thousands of historical buildings and attractions, most of your sight-seeing is easily done on foot. Lodging is also easily catered for as there are many Bath hotels, B&B's, farms, inns and self-catering accommodation which will be more than delighted to take you in for the night. Dining at the many Bath restaurants is also highly recommended and there is a wide variety of cuisine to choose from. And when trying to arrange gifts for the family back home, Bath shopping will keep you busy for hours - if not days - on end!
Of course any visitor to Bath should spend some time at one of the Bath spas. While most of the original roman Bath houses are now considered to be somewhat sacred and are off-limits to visitors, there are dozens of more modern spas which will give you the opportunity to enjoy the nutrient-enriched warm waters of Bath's hot springs. After a day spent soaking away your stress, an evening at the Bath Royal Theatre might be just the thing for you. If theatre does not interest you, there are plenty of pubs to while away an evening in. Other attractions include Beckford's Tower, the Jane Austen Centre, the Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass, Bath University or Sally Lunn's Refreshment House and Museum which is the oldest home in Bath. Also recommended are the Assembly Rooms, the Pump Room, Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths Museum, the Bath Postal Museum and the Bath Boating Station.
If you find start to find the crowds that sometimes fill these attractions a bit too much, you can either enjoy the tranquility of the Victoria Art Gallery or the Georgian Garden which is an elegant recreation of a 1770s townhouse garden. A little further a field, you'll find a number of stunning homes and gardens as well as the world renowned Stonehenge. Needless to say, these are just a few of the many things you can see and do while in Bath. There are a lot more attraction sin the town and besides all this, the city regularly hosts several art and culture festivals. So whatever you do, make sure that you don't miss the spectacular Roman city of Bath!