What is the city is Bath most famous for? You might have heard or may be have been there and found that the Georgian architecture and the literature based culture of the place particularly because Jane Austen has made the city quite a distinctive place to visit, Bath also takes the spotlight in having most museums in every square mile than any other city in England and as this is the month of September you should defiantly find yourself in Bath at the Jane Austen festival if you want to find your own Mr. Darcy or he could be anywhere from the following locations.
Yes let’s just go by the rule of when in Bath do as Romans did because they left us something majestic and so we should play by their rules. Romans took the real advantage of Bath’s hot spring water and so built the Romans bath in 70 AD. The bathing complex is now the luxury reserve that isn’t just beautiful by sight ( check the rooftop view) but spectacular and relaxing as well. Do take the informative guided tour and learn about the history of Romans bath. You can sip the spa water it contains 42 minerals and is believed to have healing power. It is also a perfect place for a romantic dinner right there in the pump Room restaurant.
The Royal crescent
The royal crescent is said to be the greatest example of Georgian architecture built somewhere between 1767 – 1775 the street that has 30 grade I listed terrace houses all laid out in a curve with the spectacular front lawn that overlooks the popular Royal Victoria park the green lawn is a preserved landscape. It is now a luxury spa hotel and mostly is used for shooting films you might have seen in the Jane Austen’s modern novel based films The Duchess and Persuasion while it is also a wedding venue, contains large holiday suites and some great British restaurants
Thermae bath spa
You haven’t truly visited Bath if you haven’t been to Thermae Bath spa because this place is what everyone looks forward to after a whole day’s exploring. The spa makes use of the Bath’s hot springs to provide us with a relaxing spa experience and is an only original thermal spa in whole of Britain. A glass cube building which gives out a great view of the Bath Abbey, a rooftop pool where you can take a quick dip to unwind and relax, there is a cafe restaurant and a spa shop too. You can learn the history of Bath being called a spa town in the visitor’s center. if Roman Bath’s is restricted for the dips and having been there has risen an urge for you to break that rule and enjoy the warm spring water then Thermae Bath spa is just the place built for people with such intentions
Approximately an hour away drive from Bath is one of the most iconic pre historic monuments that play a vital role in the history of Bath and so attracts a huge number of tourists all year along. The stone circle was built around 2,500 BC, the large stones there are known as Sarsens that are up to 9 meter tall and weigh up to 25 tons while the small stones are referred to as Bluestones that weigh up to 4 tons but the questions how and why did the Neolithic people built such a magical monument in about 10,000 years from now remains a mystery there are some rumors going on as some say it was a place of healing while some say it was a Romans temple. The breathtaking view it provides during sunset will leave you touched towards the blend of nature and man-made masterpiece. Go check out the awe-inspiring monument. Some of your questions can also be answered through the audio tour that is based on the archaeologists’ research and explains the origins of the stones that now make a remarkable monument
The Jane Austen center
If you talk about 18th century era and that too in the city of Bath what do you get? Jane Austen is the first thing clicks in your mind, the city is popular all because of the historic significance she had in her writings and particularly with women who still believe in meeting their romantic partners right in the city the way most of her leading ladies did, Jane Austen herself lived in Bath particularly from 1801 to 1806, you will find her residence interiors untouched the home where she wrote her wonderful romantic compositions while at the visitors center you can dress up like you are a part of Northanger abbey or Persuasion two of her works that were written in Bath itself. In the month of September you can expect the place to take you back to the 18th century as everyone is dressed like the Georgian era as the most awaited Jane Austen festival takes place
There is so much more to do in Bath then any blog could contain!