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Bath Town Guide
|Like Rome, Bath is built on seven hills and it spreads out over 11 square miles or so.
However, despite its size, the main attractions in Bath are all fairly central and are pretty much within walking distance of each other.
|Perhaps the best place to head for if you want to explore Bath is the Abbey, for this is one of the most obvious landmarks in the city.|
Next to the Abbey you will find the Pump Room and one of the most famous attractions of all, the Roman Baths Museum.
Also close to the Abbey, just to the north, is the Guildhall and the Victoria Art Gallery, and the famous covered bridge, Pulteney Bridge.
The streets to the west and north of the Abbey comprise Bath's main shopping district. A tangled mass of winding alleyways, these are a delight to explore, and are a real shopaholic's paradise.
As you head up the hill northwards, it is worth heading for Queen Square - one of Bath's main squares.
From Queen Square, if you head up hill along Gay Street you will reach The Circus, a stunning example of Georgian architecture and one of the most famous parts of Bath.
And to the west of The Circus is Royal Victoria Park and perhaps the most famous street in the whole of the city - Royal Crescent.
All of these attractions are within reasonable distance, so you should be able to walk between them. It is also worth noting that it is notoriously difficult to park in Bath so if you are travelling by car it is best to park at one of the city's Park and Ride car parks and then catch a bus into town.
If you don't fancy walking, there are plenty of tour buses available - these are also a good way to get an overview of Bath to help you get your bearings around the city.
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