The historic town of Bath is one of England’s most picturesque cities with many miles of picture-postcard streets, historic buildings and of course – the ancient Roman baths! Bath has long been a holiday destination for England’s wealthiest and the city has a certain regal quality as a result of the many rich and famous people that are attracted to the city’s beautiful sandstone buildings. Bath is one of Britian’s leading winter resorts and there are plenty of interesting and exciting indoor attractions to keep you busy during the cold months! The city was originally established as a spa resort by the Romans in AD43 and the famous baths and temple that still exist today were built during this period. Bath continued to be popular as a spa resort long after the Romans left and the Georgians enjoyed spending time in the city, expanding the town and constructing many of the impressive sandstone buildings and streets that still exist today. Bath is home to the United Kingdom’s only hot springs that emerge from deep inside the earth in the River Avon valley – it’s certainly a special place! Keep reading to learn more about the amazing city of Bath!
Where to StayBath is a hugely popular tourist destination and each year 4.4 million tourists from all over the world flock to the city to admire the amazing architecture and experience a real English spa town! There are many types of accommodation on offer for tourists visiting the city including luxury hotels, hostels for travelers and guest rooms. Take a look at Wimdu’s list of accommodation offers in Bath – we have some excellent accommodation including guest rooms with double beds, classic townhouses and holiday apartments for families – what kind of accommodation will you choose?
- John Cleese, co-writer and star of the comedy series Monty Python and Faulty Towers lives in Bath!
- The world’s first postmark was stamped in Bath in 1840!
- Actor Johnny Depp owns a house on Bath’s famous Royal Crescent!