Bath is a beautiful city known for and named after its Roman-built baths. With its idyllic setting in the valley of the River Avon, the city became a World Heritage site in 1987. Always worth a visit with its numerous sightseeing spots such as Bath Abbey or many other buildings in Georgian architecture.
By the way, Tears for Fears, known for its Pop Rock sound, are coming from Bath.
Royal Crescent is a row of terraced houses with iconic columns laid out in a crescent. It was designed by the architect John Wood, the Younger and was built between the years 1767 and 1774. Royal Crescent is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in the UK.
Pulteney Bridge is one of the main sights in the city of Bath. This marvellous piece of Georgian architecture crosses the River Avon and was completed by 1774 in Palladian style. The bridge is exceptional in having shops built across its full span on both sides.
Need a break from sightseeing? Visit The Boater, a cosy place to have delicious food or cold as well as hot drinks. Located just at one of the hot spots in the city of Bath, it offers great views upon River Avon and Pulteney Bridge. Definitely worth a visit in summer is the beer garden. Also home of a great range of beers and ciders as well as welcoming service.
There's literally something for every taste on the menu of this fabulous location. Bath Brew House is situated in the heart of the city, offering fantastic food and tasty drinks. Don't miss the really cosy and stunning interior with the huge main bar as well as the large outside beer garden backyards. Specialized in all sorts of beer and complete with its very own micro brewery.
With its picturesque countryside views among the banks of the River Avon, The Boathouse is a stunning option to have great food and drinks. A nice traditional pub, serving delicious seasonal dishes. The city centre is connected by bus service. From Bath Marina & Caravan Park it's just a short stroll. Especially nice on a summer evening when it's warm enough to sit on the outside terrace.
Resolution Records is Bath's only vintage record store. The urban and nice interior is filled with rare and interesting records from all over the world. Don't miss this place when in town as the staff is very helpful and friendly.
Don't be afraid to take the few steps down - you will love it. An outstanding cocktail bar in the heart of Bath. Friendly and competent staff. Excellent drinks. Combined with an absolutely cosy and stunning interior. Also matching - the tunes. Don't miss this place!
The Forum in Bath was built by William Henry Watkins and E Morgan Willmott back in the year 1934, in a combination of Art Déco and Neo-Classical style. It opened on 19 May 1934 as a cinema. The building closed as a cinema in 1969, and has subsequently been used - with extensive renovations - as a dancing school, a bingo hall, and a church. Its main auditorium has about 1,600 seats, making it Bath's largest event venue today.
The Forum represents a true reflection of typical Art Déco-era splendour including brick with concrete floors, a large Art Déco candelabra lighting, lacquered wood fixtures and fittings and gold-leafed flourishes. In the elegant auditorium, the iconic green cinema seats offer a spacious, luxurious audience experience.
Bath Abbey and nearby Roman Baths are in the heart of the city.
Bath Abbey is supposed to be one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe. It 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. Visitors can explore the Roman Baths, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva.
Bath Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England and former Benedictine monastery. It was founded in the 7th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. It is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the area. The abbey is particularly noted for its fan vaulting. The west front includes sculptures of angels climbing to heaven on two stone ladders, representing Jacob's Ladder.
Just stunning is this lovely Georgian House, dating back to the year 1735, and built of classic honey coloured Bath stone. More than half an acre of magnificent walled gardens with splendid views over the city. The interiors offer a delightful mix of old and new. Paradise House is situated in a quiet street just 10 minutes walk to the centre. All in all - just a perfect place to relax, unwind and soak in the atmosphere.
Glastonbury, Somerset, is a beautiful town attracting people with New Age and Neopagan beliefs. Moreover, it is notable for myths and legends related to Glastonbury Tor. The town boasts with unique shops and quirky places you won't find anywhere else.
Initially a Roman settlement, Wells today is a small town with a world-renowned cathedral. Medieval structures can be found throughout the city, with the Vicars' Close and the Bishop's Palace among the ones that are most worth seeing.
The vibrant city of Bristol is situated near the confluence of the Rivers Frome and Avon. Founded around 1000, it was soon a trading centre and later on starting place for early voyages of exploration to the New World. The city holds a huge variety of architectural styles, from medieval to modern. During the mid-19th century Bristol Byzantine, a style unique to the city, was developed, still present today in many buildings.
Today, Bristol is known for its lively music scene, picturesque spots such as the harbourside area or sightseeing highlights like Bristol Cathedral.
Both capital and most popular visitor destination in Wales. The Cardiff music scene is also well-established and wide-ranging: it is linked to numerous bands, famous both nationally and internationally. Including Shirley Bassey, Manic Street Preachers, Lostprophets, Super Furry Animals, and Bullet for My Valentine.
Bath (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)