Bath is probably best known for two main attractions: its Roman Baths and its Georgian architecture

However, its not only a place for sightseeing. Its a great town to relax in for free : watching open air bands playing beside the River Avon, especially in spring and summer months, or browsing the shops that line the charming Pulteney Bridge. Famous residents have included Jane Austen.

Getting to Bath by Train

Trains depart from London Paddington to Bath Spa every half hour (on the hour and half past). Journey time is around one and a half hours.

Roman Baths

The Romans built a bath house in Bath between the first and fifth centuries AD to enjoy the healing properties of Britain’s only hot springs.

During Georgian times, two more baths were built. In the 1970’s, the baths were closed, but have now been renovated. The baths are now a World Heritage Site and are open for visits. (Admission fee.)

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The Circus and Royal Crescent

Together, one of the most beautiful examples of Georgian architecture in Britain. The Circus comprises over 30 houses set around a circular green, and a short road joins it to the Royal Crescent.

Number 1 Royal Crescent has been designated a World Heritage building and has been fully restored to appear as it did when built back in 1786.

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Bath Abbey

The current abbey dates back to the fifteenth century, but a building has been on this site since the eight century.

Built out of Bath stone and recently cleaned, the abbey is worth a short visit.

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