Location and HistoryBath is a city steeped in a history and Fast facts on Bathculture. There is so much to discover andlearn as a tourist. • The population of the city is 83,992The city is located in the county of Somerset • It was granted city status by Royalin the south west of England. Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1590 • The city was first established as a spa with the Latin name, Aquae Sulis ("the waters of Sulis") by the Romans in AD 43 • It became popular as a spa town during the Georgian era, which led to a major expansion that left a heritage of exemplary Georgian architecture crafted Bath from Bath Stone. • The City of Bath was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987 • Over one million staying visitors and 3.8 million day visitors to the city each year Image via Google Maps.
Tourist AttractionsYou cannot visit Bath without seeing the And there are plenty of activities to keep youRoman Baths. This is Britains only natural entertained in Bath at night time as well. Youhot spring. You can visit this temple and will find a wide variety of live music in manybathing complex and walk in the footsteps of pubs, as well as various comedy nights.the Romans! Or even try a ghost walk of Bath . . . if youThe Jane Austen Centre is a great attraction don’t scare easily!to visit if you are a book worm! You canlearn what it would like to live duringRegency times.Bath is also famous for it’s love of the arts.Whilst you are in town check out theextensive selection of performances showingat some of the most exquisite theatres.For the complete history of Bath visit theBuilding of Bath Collection which is an entiremuseum dedicated to telling the story ofBath.
Accommodation and Travel Traveling to Bath Staying in Bath• Train: You should exit the train at Bath Spa To make good use of your time in Bath stay in train station which is in the city centre and the city centre so you are close to all the main close to the local shops and attractions. attractions. Bath is about a 90 minute train journey To make your stay extra special check in to one from London. of the hotels in Bath which have their own spa!• Air: Bristol Airport is just 20 miles from Bath. Alternatively you could fly into Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and then catch the train to Bath.• Road: Bath is located just 10 miles from junction 18 of the M4 motorway which runs direct from London and Heathrow Airport. There are also excellent motorway links from the North and Devon and Cornwall via the M5 motorway.