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Bath

Bath is one of England's most beautiful cities. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is also a thriving cultural centre. Bath’s hot springs, Roman Baths,

- Lively culture and shopping

Today, Bath retains its stylish and Cosmopolitan feel. This can be seen in the thriving cultural and festival scene and the extensive variety bars and restaurants.

In the main shopping areas of Milsom Street and Union Street you can find anything from large department stores such as Marks and Spencer to smaller craft shops which retain their quintessential English demeanour amid the multi-cultural buzz of the modern city. Alternatively, you can try hunting for a bargain in the Guildhall markets which sell a variety of products including an entire range of English teas. All around the city, but especially in the Abbey Square, are a variety of street performers entertaining passers-by with acts such as fire-eating and sword-juggling.

- Elegant Architecture - Abbeys, Bridges and Georgian Crescents

Right next to the Roman Baths, on another side of the main town square is the fifteenth century Bath Abbey. This impressive renaissance-style church is the most decorated abbey in the West of England. Its 600 memorial tablets and fan-vaulted ceiling make it second only to Westminster abbey in London.

Bath is also famous for its Georgian architecture of the eighteenth century, so called because every king between 1714 and 1830 was called George, coming as they did from the house of Hanover in Germany. Perhaps the best-known example of this magnificent style is the Royal Cresent. Other Georgian highlights include the Circus, Great Pulteney Street and Pulteney Bridge, the last of these being modelled on the Ponto Veccio in Florence.

- Luxurious Spas - Roman and modern

After taking coffee in the genteel atmosphere of the Pump Rooms with the live orchestra playing in the background, you can descend into the depths of the first century Roman Baths, the most famous Roman site in all England. You can enjoy the same spa experience today - at the new Thermae Bath Spa, with its rooftop pool and indoor spas and steam rooms.

 

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