Attractions

Roman Baths , Bath

The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing.

The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the museum, holding finds from Roman Bath. The buildings above street level date from the 19th century.

Stall St, Bath BA1 1LZ, UK

More Details at www.romanbaths.co.uk

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No. 1 Royal Crescent

No. 1 Royal Crescent is the first building at the eastern end of the Royal Crescent in Bath, Somerset, and is of national architectural and historic importance. It is currently the headquarters of the conservation charity, the Bath Preservation Trust, and also operates as a public "historic house" museum displaying authentic room sets, furniture, pictures and other items illustrating Georgian domestic life both 'above stairs' and 'below stairs'.

1 Royal Cres, Bath BA1 2LR

More Details at www.no1royalcrescent.org.uk

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Bath Abbey

The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath, commonly known as Bath Abbey, is an Anglicanparish church and a former Benedictine monastery and a proto (former) Co-cathedral in Bath, Somerset, England. Founded in the 7th century, Bath Abbey was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries; major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. It is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West Country. The cathedral was consolidated to Wells Cathedral in 1538 after the abbey was dissolved in the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but the name of the diocese has remained unchanged.

Bath BA1 1LT

More Details at www.bathabbey.org

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Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge crosses the River Avon in Bath, England. It was completed by 1774, and connected the city with the newly built Georgian town of Bathwick. Designed by Robert Adam in a Palladian style, it is exceptional in having shops built across its full span on both sides. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.

Bridge St, Bath BA2 4AT

More Details at www.visitbath.co.uk

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American Museum in Britain

The American Museum in Britain is based at Claverton Manor, near Bath, England, in a house, designed by Jeffry Wyatville and built in the 1820s on the site of a manor bought by Ralph Allen in 1758, replacing the manor house built by Ralph of Shrewsbury around 1340. It is now a Grade I listed building.

The museum was founded by two antique collectors, an American, Dallas Pratt and a Briton, John Judkyn and opened to the public for the first time on July 1, 1961.

The exhibits cover American history in form of period rooms from circa 1690 to 1860. Also, a different exhibition is created every year to include more recent American history. Out of the whole collection of around 200, 50 quiltsand coverlets are included in the newly refurbished textile room. In the Shaker room there are several pieces of furniture.

Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath BA2 7BD

More Details at www.americanmuseum.org

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Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens were formed in 1887 and within their 9 acres is one of the finest collections of plants on limestone, certainly in the West Country. The Gardens boast many choice trees, shrubs, a fine herbaceous border, a rock garden and pool, a scented walk, a collection of old shrub roses, a replica of a Roman, and lots of other very interesting features.

Weston Road, Bath, Avon, BA1 2XT

More Details at www.bathnes.gov.uk

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Museum of East Asian Art

The Museum of East Asian Art or MEAA is in Bennett Street, Bath, Somerset, England.

Just a few metres off The Circus in central Bath, the Museum of East Asian Art is situated in a restored Georgian house. The Museum attracts the interest of students, scholars and tourists. It includes a collection of ceramics, jades, bronzes and bamboo carvings and more, from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. It is the only museum in the United Kingdom dedicated solely to arts and cultures of East and Southeast Asia.

It houses a collection of almost 2,000 objects, ranging in date from c.5000 BCE to the present day. The Museum's collection started from the collection of Brian McElney OBE, a retired solicitor who practised in Hong Kongfor over 35 years, and has since been expanded.

12 Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QJ

More Details at www.meaa.org.uk

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Fashion Museum, Bath

The Fashion Museum (known before 2007 as the Museum of Costume) is housed in the Assembly Rooms in Bath, Somerset, England.

The collection was started by Doris Langley Moore, who gave her collection to the city of Bath in 1963. It focuses on fashionable dress for men, women and children from the late 16th century to the present day and has more than 100,000 objects. The earliest pieces are embroidered shirts and gloves from about 1600.

Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

More Details at www.fashionmuseum.co.uk

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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

The museum is situated in the former home of the Herschels at 19 New King Street (south side) in Bath, England. The building is a particularly well-preserved small town house of the period. The modest town-house covers five floors, and includes two reception rooms on the ground and first floor. The town house is part of a terrace that was built around 1764-1770. The building is constructed from Bath stone ashlar, with some coursed rubble at the rear, and slate Mansard roofs with pantiling on the internal slopes

19 New King St, Bath BA1 2BL

More Details at www.herschelmuseum.org.uk

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Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum (formerly known as the Holburne of Menstrie Museum and the Holburne Museum of Art) is located in Sydney Pleasure Gardens, Bath, Somerset, England. The city's first public art gallery, the Grade I listed building, is home to fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. Artists in the collection include Gainsborough, Guardi, Stubbs, Ramsay and Zoffany

Great Pulteney St, Bath BA2 4DB

More Details at www.holburne.org

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The Pump Room

Classical music accompaniment to coffee, lunch and afternoon tea overlooking Roman Baths hot spring.

Adjoined to the Roman Baths is the stunning Pump Room complex. This elegant Bath venue with its Corinthian columns, glittering chandelier and spa fountain really has the wow factor. It Offers Classical music accompaniment to coffee, lunch and afternoon tea overlooking Roman Baths hot spring.

Abbey Chambers, Church St, Avon, Bath BA1 1LZ

More Details at www.romanbaths.co.uk

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Sally Lunn

The medieval building now known as the Sally Lunn Eating House is at 4 North Parade Passage in Bath. The site was originally occupied by the south range of Bath Abbey and the lowest floor level dates to the reconstruction of the abbey after a great fire in 1137. The masonry oven in the basement dates from this time. After the Reformation it came into the hands of the Colthurst family of Wardour Castle who sold it to John Hall of Bradford on Avon in 1612. In 1622 Hall leased the site to George Parker, a carpenter who built the current house. The Hall estate was later acquired by the 2nd Duke of Kingston, who sold the house to William Robinson in 1743. There may have been baking on a small scale during the 1700s but it only became the main commercial use of the building around the turn of the century.

Sally Lunn was a young French Huguenot refugee who brought the recipe to Bath around 1680. The building is now Grade II* listed.

4 N Parade, Bath BA1 1NX

More Details at www.sallylunns.co.uk

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Bath Skyline Walk

Explore the Bath Skyline,famed for its wild flowers and elevated views. Along six miles of way-marked footpaths you will discover hidden valleys, rich in limestone, flowers and tranquil beech woodlands, interspersed with extensive views over Bath and out towards the Blackdown Hills. It's perfect for picnics, kite flying and strolling out. The Iron Age fort on Little Solsbury Hill offers the perfect vantage point for spectacular views over Bath and there are other archaeological sites of interest along the way including Roman settlements, and 18th-century follies.

Abbey Chambers, Church St, Avon, Bath BA1 1LZ

More Details at www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa is a combination of the historic spa and a contemporary building in the city of Bath, England, and re-opened in 2006. Bath and North-East Somerset council own the buildings, and, as decreed in a Royal Charter of 1590, are the guardians of the spring waters, which are the only naturally hot, mineral-rich waters in the UK.

The main spa building, the New Royal Bath, was designed by Grimshaw Architects and is constructed in Bath stone, enclosed by a glass envelope. It has two natural thermal baths, an open-air rooftop pool and an indoor pool, and a large Wellness Suite with two aromatic steam rooms, an Ice Chamber, Infrared Sauna and a Celestial Relaxation Room. It also has a cafe, three relaxation areas, and 27 spa treatment rooms, including the 18th century Hot Bath, in which water-based massage such as Watsu takes place. The separate Cross Bath is a grade 1 listed Georgian building containing one open-air thermal bath.

The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath St, Bath BA1 1SJ

More Details at www.thermaebathspa.com

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Royal Victoria Park, Bath

Royal Victoria Park is located in Bath, England. It was opened in 1830 by the 11-year-old Princess Victoria, it was the first park to carry her name, and includes an obelisk dedicated to her. It was privately run as part of the Victorian public park movement until 1921 when it was taken over by the Bath Corporation.

The park is overlooked by the Royal Crescent and consists of 57 acres (231,000 mē) with attractions that include a skateboard ramp, tennis, bowling and putting green and 12 and 18 hole golf course, a boating pond, open-air concerts, a children's play area and a 9-acre (36,000 mē) botanical garden.

Marlborough Ln, Bath BA1 2NQ

More Details at www.visitbath.co.uk

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