There’s something about a visit to Bath that’ll have you feeling like leaving the rest of the world behind, and one of the places that makes it easy to it Bath Boating Station. This Victorian boating station is so quaint it hurts, and you can hire a boat of your choice and while your way along the River Avon. Boats can be hired hourly or for a full day.
The Roman Baths may be one of Bath’s most famous historic sites but there’s a whole new experience bringing them to life – visitors can now meet Roman characters as they make their way around the attraction.
One of the best things about visiting a B and B in Bath (such as the very beautiful Bailbrook Lodge) is the chance to taste the local produce. There are three major Farmers’ Markets throughout the city, and each one offers visitors the chance to sample, taste and but fresh produce that was grown right in the region.
Close to the spa city of Bath you can find the largest stone circle in the world – Avebury Stone Circle is a beautiful sight and has been a popular place for visitors and tourists for many years. Many of the stones were re-erected in the 1930′s by Alexander Keiller, a British archaeologist. Alexander Keiller was a man with a deep love and understanding of the stone circles of Bath and also founded the Morven Institute of Archaeological Research, which has since been renamed the Alexander Keiller Museum.
Beaux Arts is a gallery that has become the longest running commercial gallery in Bath. Housed in a beautiful Georgian building you will find many prime examples of modern British and contemporary works of art on display. Paintings, sculptures and ceramics from well-known artists plus exhibitions to showcase up and coming talent make the gallery a firm favourite for anyone to visit during their stay in Bath.
Beckford’s Tower might have been one man’s whim but it has become an important landmark in the spa city of Bath and is loved by many people. Standing a total of 37 metres tall the tower was designed by Henry Goodridge and was built in 1827 for William Beckford, a resident of Bath. Beckford was a writer with a lot of character and this neo-classical tower represents his interests very well.
Fashion has always been at the forefront of Bath culture and heritage; from as far back as Roman times to modern day you will see fine examples of fashion right across the spa city of Bath. The Bath Fashion Museum houses an amazing amount of fashion items spanning many prominent eras and has been open to the public in the centre of Bath for over 50 years.
At the heart of the spa city of Bath is Milsom Street, a fantastic place full of energy and delightful boutiques that will grab your attention and provide a great day out for all. You can find well known high street names among the stunning architecture with cafes and interesting places to stop and watch the world go by if you so wish.
The spa town of Bath has played a huge role in communications and the development of the postal system still in use today. As far back as ancient Egypt there has been some sort of postal system in place in many parts of the world. During Roman times messengers were used to convey details and messages via horseback, and today we often see the Royal Mail postal vans out and about doing their job.