One of the most well known towns in England is Bath, situated in Somerset, about 100 miles from London. The city of Bath dates back to Roman times. The nearest largest city to Bath is Bristol. Bath is reputed for its hot springs and the period baths that date back to Roman times. There are many different attractions situated throughout the Bath area which draws visitor's year around, including shops, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, theaters, nightclubs, museums and much more. The best way to see the most of Bath is take one of the many guided tours that are offered throughout the city.
The city of Bath is located in Somerset on the banks of the river Avon. It is famous for its Roman baths which are situated below our present street level and are a major attraction for visitors to Bath, attracting over a million visitors every year. The baths are fed by natural hot springs and you can explore the buildings and museum to get a feel of how they would have been in Roman days.
Bath is built on the hills that surround the river, which means that many of its streets are quite steep and also makes for some spectacular views in the city. The many crescent shaped streets and terraces add to the visual attraction of the city. One of the most famous of these is Royal Crescent, which was built in the late 1700's and is now a mixture of private accommodation, museum and hotel.
Life in the city is vibrant, helped by the students attending the two universities located here. There are lots of bars, pubs and restaurants to eat and drink in. There is also a wide selection of shopping opportunities including several shopping arcades and many specialist shops to investigate. Bath is also home to a rugby union team as well as two football teams and a variety of other sporting events including an annual half marathon that regularly attracts over ten thousand runners.
There are five theatres in Bath which programmes work by a number of different theatre companies. If you want, you can also time your visit to Bath to coincide with one of the many festivals that are hosted in the city, including music, film, literature and beer festivals. Obviously if your stay in Bath coincides with one of these events, you should book your hotel in plenty of time.