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Bath

 

The county of Somerset is situated in the southwest of England. It has many small towns and two major cities, Bath and Wells. The valley of River Avon is the house to a beautiful city of Bath.

There are many naturally occurring hot springs in that area around which the Romans built many baths and a shrine and that is how the city of Bath came into existence. The Romans named this place after goddess Sulis and called it "Aquae Sulis" which was later on renamed "Bath" by the English who took over the place from the Romans.

Today Bath is a favoured destination of over a millions of tourists each year and making it to the list of one of the most famous tourist destinations.

 
   

 

Roman Baths

 

There are no prizes for guessing that the famous tourist attractions in this city are the Roman Baths. The ruins of the shrine and the bathing complex built by the Romans around these baths have been preserved with extreme care and caution. The onlookers are left in an awe when they see the hot water flowing out of the springs.

 

Tourists are also offered various spa packages, at a reasonable price, which utilize the water from these hot springs for the spa treatments. An advantage of the natural hot springs is that the Bath is also a famous attraction even during the winter months of England.

 

Holburne Museum of Art

As with other cities of England bath also has its own famous museums. The Holburne Museum of Art, attracts art lovers and tourist from all over the world, is home some famous painting and silver articles. One can also find articles made of porcelain and glass. Most of these articles belong to Sir William Holburne, a resident of Bath and spent years after retirement in this place.

Currently this museum is closed due to renovation but will soon re-open in the later part of 2010.

Victoria Art Gallery

Another famous museum, is the Victoria Art Gallery, which showcases some of the best paintings of many prominent artists from the 15th century till today.

Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass

Another major attraction for art lovers is the Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass. The place is famous for its Hand made Glass which being continuously produced by the artisans working there.

Apart from usual historical visits, tourist can add some adventure to their trip with many other activities to do like cycling, hot air ballooning or even boating which along side adventure proves to be equally informative in exploring the picturesque and the breathtakingly beautiful countryside of Bath.

There are a lot of fine dining restaurants, vibrant and lively pubs and clubs and also some outstanding theatre, music and film culture that this city has to offer to make the nightlife during your stay there, a lot more fun and happening.



 
   
 

Bath City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

You can see all the main sights of Bath as you hop-on and hop-off 15 stops around the city.

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Bath.

You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 15 stops and the entire route takes approximately 45 minutes. The bus departs every 10 - 30 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.

There are two routes to chose from and you ticket is valid for both. Route 1 takes approximately 50 minutes and route 2 takes approximately 45 minutes.

All the main locations are included on the tour such as Bath Abbey, The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Great Pulteney Street and Pulteney Bridge, plus the delights of Royal Victoria Park.

 

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