Bath, England - A Virtual Tour
A virtual tour of Bath, England. Want to know the top spots to visit and what to read beforehand? Come and find out.
Planning a Visit to Bath?
Are you planning a visit to Bath? Or maybe you'd just like to find out more about this historic Georgian city. We should call it Bath Spa to give it its full name. Bath Spa is in the county of Somerset, England, UK.
I lived in Bath for 10 years and still return to visit. It's one of my favorite cities and I love going to stay there.
Bath is famous for it's Georgian architecture which creates a wonderful backdrop, but it's a modern city now, I love the street performers who make the city so full of life.
Where is Bath?
In the South of England
Here's Bath City Center
The railway station is quite central
Shall we Take a Tour of Bath?
Don't worry it only takes 2 minutes
Historic Bath, England
Bath was a roman city. It's roman name was Aquae Sulis which means "the waters of Sulis". Sulis was a deity associated with Bath. The Celtic Sulis was matched up with the Roman Minerva who is also strongly associated with Bath.
The public Baths from Roman times have become modern attractions and you can bathe at the Thermae Spa or visit the Roman Baths Museum.
Much of the city was built up during Georgian times. The architects John Wood the elder and John Wood the younger designed many of the buildings.
The Royal Crescent is particularly famous and very impressive. The crescent is a curved terrace of tall houses. Many have been turned into flats now as it's pretty expensive to own a whole house in the crescent!
And of course Jane Austen lived in Bath for several years in the early 1800s. She is one of the most famous residents of Bath and there's a Jane Austen museum to visit.
Two of Jane Austen's novels, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were set largely in Bath.
Books Set in Bath, England
"Witty, humorous, a well-constructed plot."-Candace Camp, New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly A Delightful Tangle of Affairs... The Earl of Spenborough had always ...
This is a new beautifully-designed edition of Jane Austen's best-selling classic NORTHANGER ABBEY. Large 6x9 format, printed on high quality paper.
|The Waters of Sul|
It is 72 AD, and most of Britain is under Roman domination. At Aquae Sulis, a place of pilgrimage and healing, hot waters gush ceaselessly from the earth. Since ancient times ...
Modern Bath, England
Bath is now a thriving modern city. It's architectural heritage has been protected much better than many British cities. Make sure you look up as you walk around the city. The shop fronts at ground level may be modern but you'll often see some amazing georgian architecture if you look up.
Today Bath is known for:
- The Thermae Bath Spa Roman Baths
- Street Artists and Buskers
- The Annual Bath Music Festival
- Literary Tourism - Jane Austen fans
Bath is small for a city, you can easily walk between the main attractions if you're fit and healthy. Otherwise there are taxis around and a bus service. Don't drive! There's hardly anywhere to park. There is a Park and Ride service where you can park outside of Bath and get a bus in.
If you're visiting Bath why not read up about the city beforehand so you can make the most of your visit.
Books About Bath
|Jane Austen in Bath: Walking Tours of the Writer's City|
Jane Austen in Bath: Walking Tours of the Writer’s City is a beautifully illustrated book organized into four walking tours around the city of Bath–where she set both ...
|The Rough Guide to Bristol, Bath & Somerset|
Full-colour throughout, "The Rough Guide to Bath, Bristol & Somerset" is the ultimate guide to this alluring region. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like ...
Have You Visited Bath, England?
Wikipedia Entry for Bath
I Hope You Enjoyed Bath, England
If you're planning a trip to the UK, then Bath certainly deserves a place on your itenerary. The city is very popular with tourists and has lots of interesting attractions. And Bath has wonderful restaurants too, there are lots of lovely places to eat. Now I need to plan a trip to Bath!