18 MAR 2019: Bath is a city steeped in heritage, and nowhere is this more apparent than in its namesake, The Roman Baths. Just a five minute walk from Bath station visitors can admire the remarkably preserved remains of the ancient baths that are still heated by unique thermal springs that swell beneath the city.

Bath is really compact city, so it is only a short distance to Bath Abbey, an architectural masterpiece that sits on land that has been considered sacred since 757 AD. Set in the heart of the city centre it is home to some of the finest fan vaulting (a Gothic style, in which the ribs of the vault resemble a fan) in the world.

Just a quick stroll from the Abbey will take in the stunning architecture of the Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge.

The City Sightseeing Pass covers many of the Roman and Georgian highlights of Bath.  It is available to book on the VisitBritain shop.

Traditional afternoon tea? Sally Lunn buns? Innovative vegetarian dishes? Bath is just the place. The food scene in Bath reflects the vibe of the city as a whole – a delicious mix of local and global. It is a fantastic place to experience the quintessentially British afternoon tea.

This classic refreshment is served at many of the elegant hotels and restaurant that line Bath’s streets – and it is the perfect afternoon treat for the traveller that wants to indulge in the local flavour.

Bath is also a great place for a spot of rest and relaxation. Just as the Romans had their baths, visitors today have the chance to experience the naturally warm, mineral-rich waters by bathing in a rooftop pool overlooking Bath’s city skyline, at Thermae Bath Spa. It operates on a “first come first served basis” so there may be a little wait, but it’s well worth it!

For those wanting to take to the water, but not get wet (hopefully!), then hiring a canoe or a traditional punt at Bath Boating Station is a fun way to while away an afternoon. There are free punting lessons for those who haven’t tried their hand at this activity before.

For more ideas on some of the great ways that your clients can enjoy the historic city of Bath, as well as the surrounding areas of Bristol & Salisbury, please view the South West Itinerary.


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