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3 places to see when visiting Bath

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Roman BathsBath, a UNESCO city, is known for its amazing architecture. From the Roman to Georgian era, the sights and sounds of the city give both a historical and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The ancient Roman Baths and temple ruins can be seen by entering the romantic Georgian Pump Rooms. The baths were established by the Romans to enjoy the hot spa waters which can still be enjoyed today. Other attractions include The Circus, Victoria Park, Queen’s Square, the Kennet and Avon Canal, Theatre Royal, Sally Lunn and various museums and boutique shops.

With so many places to experience, you won’t be able to see the best of Bath in a day. Fortunately, there are many hotels and boutique B&Bs in and around Bath, such as Bailbrook Lodge, to provide accommodation to suit everyone’s budget.

Although the list is long, here are three places you must see when in Bath:

The Royal Crescent

Despite being located in a city full of unique landmarks, the Royal Crescent stands out on its own merit. One look and it is easy to see why. The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses overlooking Victoria Park designed by Georgian architect John Wood the Younger. With its honey-coloured limestone walls and crescent shape, it was meant to give its inhabitants a feeling of the countryside within a city.

The Assembly Rooms

In itself, the Assembly rooms have a much bigger historical significance compared to its architecture. The Assembly rooms used to be a place exclusively for Bath’s rich to gather, enjoy tea, gamble and dance. According to history, Jane Austen used the Assembly Rooms as the backdrop for some of her novels. Today, while much of the site is no longer active, visitors can go and enjoy a cup of tea just like old times.

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Bath Abbey

At first sight, you may think that the Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, or Bath Abbey, is just another of England’s many historic churches, but you would be selling it short. There is a certain grandeur about Bath Abbey that can only be experienced when there. Its medieval Gothic architecture doesn’t look one bit out of place in today’s world. Historically, Bath Abbey has seen a lot. This is where the first king of England, King Edgar was crowned in AD973. During the day, it is a hive of activity for buskers and street performers on the outside and beautiful choral music inside. Bath Abbey is the last great medieval church in England and still holds regular church services and music recitals.

Bath is a wonderful place with so much to see. Come and enjoy this magical place.

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