Think you know all there is to know about the Georgian masterpiece that’s our fair city of Bath? Think again! The Building of Bath Collection at No. 1 Royal Crescent gives visitors a whole new insight into where the buildings we still admire today came from, who designed them and why.
What is it about enjoying a view of a city from high above it that makes it look even more unforgettable? Well whatever it is that makes looking down on a skyline so magical you can certainly take time out to do it in Bath – with a visit to Alexandra Park.
There are so many sights to see and things to discover in Bath that you may find yourself wondering where to start, well why not in the place that explains how the Bath we know and love today all started? The Building Of Bath Collection tells the story of how Bath came to be an infamous spa city, the people who built it and the architecture we see today, and it’ll have you looking at the city in a whole new light.
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.