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Few places are as varied as Bath, a city of rich culture and enticing history.

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When in Bath, do as the Romans did.

The Roman Baths themselves are not to be missed, and are the main attraction of the city. They’re built within a temple to the goddess Sulis, and there are free tours which happen every hour.

Bath is home to a total of five theatres, and to the breathtaking Bath Abbey, but it also offers spectacular entertainment, culture and an abundance of good food. The city’s festivals include the Bath Film Festival held in November, the Literature Festival in March and the summer International Music Festival celebrating everything from the music of Mozart to comedy folk tunes. 

Bath offers bus tours so that you can capture the best of the city in just a few hours. Take a walking tour if you prefer to explore at a slower pace, or watch glassblowing at the Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass before you pick up your very own glass souvenir.

The city of Bath is a place in which you can relax, unwind and savour the sights.

Take a gentle ride on a narrow boat down the Kennet and Avon Canal or enjoy an exhilarating flight aboard a hot air balloon viewing one of the world’s most beautiful cities from the sky or spend an afternoon learning about one of the UK’s most famous literary artists. The Jane Austen Centre offers an insight into Austen’s life, and includes on-site tea rooms. 

Yet, despite everything else on offer, it’s still Bath’s historic buildings that attract tourists from all over the globe. They range from opulent Georgian residences to Grade II listed buildings like the Lansdown Grove Hotel, with everything easy to reach by bus, by bike or on foot.

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Bath City Boat Trips

Take a relaxing tour along the River Avon, with a full commentary to educate you in the history of the area.

Burlington Bunker

Known as "Cold War City" this secret underground city was built in the late 1950's incase of the event of a Nuclear Strike, and is complete with kitchens, laundries and even an underground lake!

American Museum

This interactive American History Exhibition takes you on a journey through American History.

Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum

One of the oldest houses in Bath, Sally Lunn's Eating House serves the world-famous local delicacy, 'The Sally Lunn Bun'.

Bath Assembly Rooms

Including Bath’s Fashion Museum, the Bath Assembly Rooms make up one of the best attractions in Bath for those that enjoy history and architecture.

The building was completed in 1771, after being designed in 1769. A venue for socialising and entertainment, favoured by the richest and most elite of Bath’s residents, the Assembly Rooms building contains beautiful furnishings and elegant fittings with detailed marble and plasterwork. After being bombed in 1942, the Assembly Rooms were restored to their former glory and are now a National Trust property with an on-site fashion museum and bookshop.

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Prior Park Landscape Garden

This National Trust garden was created in the 18th century, with influence from Capability Brown and poet Alexander Pope.

It contains one of the world’s four Palladian bridges, as well as the lovely Serpentine Lake. Walkers can make their way to the start of the Bath SkyLine, which is a six-mile walk through surrounding woodland and meadowland. There are wonderful views to be enjoyed, and a small kiosk sells drinks and snacks.

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Westwood Manor

Created over the 17th and 18th centuries, this late gothic manor house is a lovely National Trust attraction.

Collections within include stringed instruments, tapestries and antique furnishings, whilst the topiary garden is well-maintained and a lovely place to relax.

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Great Chalfield Manor and Garden

A visit to this medieval manor is a particularly delightful experience. The manor’s grounds include a parish church and a moat, whilst the building itself features rooftop soldiers, monkeys and griffins.

Surrounding the manor house are the gardens with a lily pond, a gazebo and grass paths to walk on. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour lasting approximately 45 minutes, and can buy plants grown on site to take home as souvenirs.

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Broadleas Gardens

Situated on the edge of Devizes, these gardens feature a wide variety of colourful plants including azaleas, magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias.

You can walk along the path and enjoy the peace and quiet, viewing the 9-acre valley garden created originally from acidic wilderness

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Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is a National Trust property consisting of 270 acres of ancient parkland, home to a herd of deer that roam free throughout the grounds.

The mansion includes a collection of art and ceramics, and there are spectacular views over towards the city of Bristol. This is a 17th century property, heavily influenced by Dutch style and culture, providing an interesting insight into life throughout Victorian times. A shop sells souvenirs and gifts, there are tea rooms for refreshment and you can buy plants to take home.

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