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Bath Travel guide
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England's only hot springs surfaced in Bath around 100 000 years ago. The Romans established baths here, and in the 18C it became a fashionable spa town. It is today one of England’s most appealing towns, not for its allures as a spa, but because it retains the ambience of its golden age as epitomised by Jane Austen and her heroines, in whose footsteps visitors can follow as they take in the town’s elegant buildings.
Tourist attractions Bath : Things to see and do
4 The Circus GB - Bath BA1 2EW
Situated in the Assembly Rooms basement, the museum presents a wide variety of styles, fabrics and patterns used in every sort of attire and accessory, from the Stuart period to the present day. Note in particular the museum's oldest garment, the Si..
The Circus GB - Bath
Connected to Royal Crescent by Brock Street (built by John Wood the Younger in 1767), the Circus was one of Wood the Elder's first projects although not built until 1754. It consists of a circle of identical houses, pierced by three equidistant a..
1 Royal Crescent GB - Bath BA1 2LR
This famous symbol of classical architecture, incurved in the form of an arc, is lined with a terrace of 30 houses with monumental façades, the lines counterbalanced by 114 giant Ionic columns, from the first floor to the balustrade. This symbol of B..
2/3 South Parade GB - Bath BA2 4AA
A 2-minute walk from Bath Train Station, Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths, this boutique hotel has luxurious rooms with walk-in showers, good beds and White Company toiletries. The Halcyon Hotel is a Grade I listed Georgian town house offering organic..
Walcot Street GB - Bath BA1 5BJ
Overlooking the River Avon, Hilton Bath City features an Atelier French cuisine restaurant and a lobby bar. Guests can work out in the Gym, which features Precor equipment. The elegant rooms offer either river or city views and each have a work desk..
8-10 Queen St GB - Bath BA1 1HE
In a picturesque cobbled street in Bath city centre, this 18th-century boutique-style hotel is a unique haven with modern, elegant bedrooms and a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. The hotel is a minute's walk from the Roman baths and all major attracti..
50 Rivers St GB - Bath BA1 2QA
Set in a smart residential street amid Georgian terraces, with a brightly painted, simply furnished bar and a formal dining room. Sophisticated cooking and elaborate presentation; lunch is good value and specials feature at dinner.
Russel St GB - Bath BA1 2QF
Stylish restaurant set within an established boutique hotel and run by a pleasant team. Choice of three rooms, with elegantly laid tables and contemporary artwork hung on the walls. Modern menus showcase British ingredients.
Great Pulteney St GB - Bath BA2 4DN
4 Saville Row GB - Bath BA1 2QP
Sweet Gallic bistro tucked away in the shadow of the Assembly Rooms; run by a French chef and his charming wife. Small, cosy interior and lovely rear courtyard. Authentic, tasty cooking with a focus on classics from the south west.
Widcombe Hill GB - Bath BA2 6AA
Appealing pub on south east edge of the city centre, with a local following and a neighbourhood feel. Generous portions of hearty cooking; smaller tapas plates also popular.
16 Royal Cres GB - Bath BA1 2LS
Plush, contemporary hotel restaurant with a swish bar, spacious lounge and lovely garden. Creative, seasonal cooking underpinned by a French base; dishes are smartly presented and flavours, well-judged. Attentive, understated service.