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The City
Bath was 1st established as a spa resort by the Romans in 43AD, before they withdrew in 410AD. The present Abbey church, founded in 1499, ruined after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 by order of Henry VIII, was completed in 1611. During the 16th & 17th centuries the wool trade declined, and increasingly Bath came to rely on sick people coming to bathe in the springs. From 1661 Bath water was bottled and sold. Today Bath is a bustling city, popular with tourists and shoppers alike.

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What people are saying...
"Thank you so much for the walks. We spent a wonderful day yesterday, in clear blue sunshine, walking round Bristol. We found the guide easy to use and most informative. The choice of ending for walk 1 and start for walk 2 was inspired, we had a lovely Tapas lunch just over the road in between the 2 walks.
Thanks again"


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Curious About Logo 2Bath Spa is a glorious city, renowned for its hot spring baths. Yes, there are many select shops, high-class restaurants and eclectic bars, but to visit here is to visit England as it was over a century ago. Built on the picture-perfect River Avon there's a timeless Abbey cathedral, a Theatre Royal, and a Circus of spectacular buildings inspired by the Roman Colosseum. Once the centre of fashionable Georgian society Bath has outstanding parks, gorgeous gardens, and grand museums. A real must for anyone who wants to absorb England as it was!
Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.

First Walk
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Abbey to Circus

Listen to a classical guitarist perhaps, or an opera singer, performing in front of the magnificent Bath Abbey, before navigating your way past ancient Roman Baths, and an 18th century ‘water hospital’. Walk along narrow streets and walkways crammed with history to a bustling square, then into beautiful gardens with tantalising views of Royal Crescent. Finally, arrive at The Circus, a truly unique example of outstanding Georgian architecture (1.5 miles / 2.4 kms)
Second Walk
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Circus to Royal Crescent

From The Circus you head back into the city, and some interesting shops, before looping back past a medieval church and the site of a 16th century school. Next is the ‘most noble and elegant’ Assembly Rooms, once at the heart of fashionable Georgian society, before arriving back, briefly, at The Circus. Finally you make your way to Royal Crescent, one of the finest achievements of 18th century urban architecture
(1 mile / 1.6 kms)

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Or try Bath Spa 2 (Abbey to Parade Gardens and Henrietta Park)

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We're developing walks in new locations all the time. Click on a booklet above, or see all our current locations on a map of the UK.