Bath Spa 1
Bath 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.
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)
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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