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Bath is a city and a certified World Heritage Site within the county of Somerset, England. It is located south west of the country at the bottom of the Avon Valley. It was founded by the Romans sometime in AD 43 as a resort town under the name Aquae Sulis and continued to grow throughout time. The metropolis is famous for its colorful history, natural hot springs, theatres and wide collection of ancient (mostly Georgian) architectures.
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Bath Abbey or The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath is an Anglican parish church with history dating from 757. 13 Kingston Buildings, Bath is the church's address. The church is famous for its architectural beauty and role throughout the history of Bath.
Fashion Museum is a museum that showcases wide collection of fashion in England from the 16th century and onwards. It is housed within the historical Assembly Rooms that are located along Bennett Street in Bath.
Royal Victoria Park is a public park that was opened sometime in 1830 by England's Queen Victoria when she was eleven years old. The park has superb landscape design and fine monuments. Its other features are as follows: skateboard ramp, golf course, boating pond, children's playground, an open air concert venue, a botanical garden and a tennis court.
Stonehenge is a popular stone monument located not too far from Bath. The monument and its surrounding areas are certified UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Roman Baths along Abbey Church Yard is a popular museum that welcomes millions of visitors every year. It is housed in an 18th century building and contains displays from the past most especially during the Roman times. Among its other highlights are staff dressed in Roman costumes who tell stories about the bygone era, the opportunity to walk where noble Roman men once walked, unwinding at the Pump Room and see the great bath.
The Sally Lunn's House is an establishment known for its buns that was made sometime in between 1934 and 1937 by Ms Byng-Johnson. The bun became a worldwide phenomenon not only for its one of a kind taste but also for the fictional story about the fictional character Sally Lunn. The famous English restaurant is located in 4 North Parade Passage Bath.
The Jane Austen Centre which is located at 40 Gay Street, Queen Square, is a museum celebrating Bath's most famous resident. Regency life is explored as well as how the city affected Jane's life and writing. The museum also contains a regency themed tea room, giftshop, film, costume and 'live' guides.
The American Museum in Britain is located 4 miles east of Bath and founded not only to display fine American furniture and decorative arts, but also as a means of fostering greater Anglo-American understanding.
Parade Gardens offers a delightful 1 hectare (2 and half acre) of gardens which are Bath's most centrally situated pleasure grounds. Overlooking the River Avon they give fine views of Pulteney Bridge and the weir.
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the numerous achievements of the Herschels. They were distinguished astronomers coupling as talented musicians. From this particular house, using a telescope of his own design William discovered the planet Uranus in 1781. It's an amazing place to visit and learn more about the universe around us.
Bath Postal Museum will show you why postal services worldwide owe so much to Bath and its illustrious residents Ralph Allen and John Palmer. You can listen in on the lives and experiences of postmen and postwomen past and present. See how the mail has been delivered through history, and some of the hazards encountered on the way and much more.
Alexandra park will most certainly give you a great view of Bath. If you make your way up the Wells Rd past the Bear pub on your right then left up Shakespeare Avenue. This whole area is known as poets corner. You could always park up your rental car and have yourself a picnic?
Solsbury Hill is also one of the visited places in Bath. It is 600 feet high and has traces of a circular camp reported to have been used by the Saxons in their siege of Bath. The place featured in one of Peter Gabriel's songs. Make your way out onto the London Rd to Batheaston, then half way through the village take a sharp left. With Bristol under an hour away you could always take you hire car for a spin?
Bath has a diverse collection of museums and attractions, including the world famous and stunning Thermae Bath Spa. Explore the beautiful countryside surrounding Bath and enjoy walking, cycling, boating or even hot-air ballooning. Enjoy Bath's rich and varied nightlife with a mix of pubs, bars and clubs, theatre, live music and comedy.