Bath is a small city originally inhabited by Romans who build the majority of the buildings and roads. The population of Bath is more than 80,000 and the City is about 2 hours drive from London near the larger City of Bristol. Bath is also a spa town that means it has a natural flow of hot water from several hundreds of metres underground.
The spectacular straight roads in Bath are testament to the precision of the building work conducted by the Romans. The famous “yellow coloured” Bath stone used by the Romans is used widely throughout the city and creates a wonderful view of the terrace buildings from the surrounding hills.
A Spa City dating back to the Roman era
The City of Bath is probably most famous for its Roman baths that are located in the centre of the town and attract hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. The Roman baths are naturally heated by the hot waters of the spa that travels to from many miles below the earth’s surface. The city is also home to one of the most beautiful terrace crescents of town houses (the area is also known as the Royal Crescent).
Gourmet food and Bistro pubs
Some of the best restaurants in the area can be found in this City. There are numerous hotels that boast Michelin star restaurants at a reasonable price and plenty of Gastro pubs on the outskirts of Bath that offer a combination of fine ales and great food.
Original clothing styles at fashionable prices
There are plenty of boutique outlets on the High Street that specialize in a wide range of high-end styles. In addition to the small but classy shops most of the larger brand name stores can also be found in the City.
Enjoy the live music and cozy bars
Bath has a large selection of friendly bars and pubs most of which provide live music on a Friday or Saturday evening. Best advise is to arrive early because most of these venues are small and compact and the best seats fill rather quickly. You can have a lively and fun-filled evening without having to stay out until the small hours.