Bath is a beautiful World Heritage City, where Roman architecture blends with the elegant Georgian city celebrated in the novels written by the writer Jane Austen.
Let your professional Blue Badge Guide tell you stories of the city’s origins as the country’s only natural hot-water springs. Be enraptured by legends of Celtic gods and Bladud, a local king with a nasty skin problem and learn how it developed under the Romans into a sophisticated cultural resort and social settlement.
Visit inside the ancient Roman baths, see the water bubbling up from underground and sip a sample (if you wish). Walk across the honey-coloured limestone bridge designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th century – the only river crossing in England that still has shops along it. Take in the perfection of neo-classical architecture cascading down the hillsides around the Royal Crescent and The Circus.
Walk the elegant streets and hear stories of Jane Austen and her life in Bath. Find out how the city became the most fashionable town in Britain during the 18th century – an elegant spa and social scene to which the fashionable world flocked for ‘the season’.
After visiting the Abbey, try a local Bath bun with tea or sample a Sally Lunn.
Can be combined with Stonehenge, Wells, Bristol or Lacock.
Admission tickets are needed for the Roman Baths.